Title: Review of green supply chain management

Authors: Ai Xu; Xiangpei Hu; Shufeng Gao

Addresses: International Business Faculty, Beijing Normal University Zhuhai, No. 18, Jinfeng Road, Tangjiawan, Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, 519087, China ' Faculty of Management and Economics, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2, Linggong Road, Ganjingzi District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, 116024, China ' School of Computer, Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai, No. 6, Jinfeng Road, Tangjiawan, Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, 519088, China

Abstract: Today, it is widely recognised that green supply chain management (GSCM) is essential for organisations to survive and prosper in the global market and networked economy, as a kind of modern management mode which takes environmental impact and resource efficiency into a comprehensive consideration within the entire supply chain. A systematic literature review of green supply chain is presented in this paper. Firstly, this paper discusses the concept and connotation of GSCM. Then the operations of GSCM and their research progress are detailed from the perspectives of motivation and influence factors, operational decision-making and game analysis. This paper also elaborates the research results about the performance evaluation and the applications in specific industries of GSCM. Finally, this paper identifies some research fields need to be studied in the near future.

Keywords: green supply chains; green SCM; supply chain management; GSCM; literature review; motivation; operational decision making; game analysis; performance evaluation; SCM research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2013.051750

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2013 Vol.12 No.1, pp.27 - 39

Published online: 28 Jan 2013 *

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