Title: Modelling the barriers of green supply chain practices: an Indian perspective

Authors: Rakesh K. Mudgal, Ravi Shankar, Parvaiz Talib, Tilak Raj

Addresses: Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, India. ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India. ' Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, YMCA Institute of Engineering, Sector-6, Mathura Road, Faridabad 121 006, India

Abstract: Owing to ever-increasing scarcity of natural resources and mounting concern in the market for |green| products and processes, environmental issues are fast emerging as one of the most important subject of management|s decisions in manufacturing organisations. Green business practices are not easy to adopt and implement, due to the presence of many barriers. The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyse these barriers. A questionnaire based survey was conducted to rank these barriers. The results of this survey and Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) approach have been used to model and analyse key barriers and drive managerial insights.

Keywords: GSCM; green SCM; supply chain management; barriers; green business practices; ISM; interpretive structural modelling; India; environmental issues.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2010.033891

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2010 Vol.7 No.1, pp.81 - 107

Available online: 03 Jul 2010 *

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