Title: A conceptual framework for adopting sustainability in greening the supply chains

Authors: Stuart So; Henry Xu

Addresses: Business School, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia ' Business School, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia

Abstract: The objective of this work is to strengthen organisations' commitment to using sustainable supply chain management (SSCM), an emerging practice, which involves intra- and inter-organisational activities underpinned by supply chain operations reference model. The study critically reviews 42 research articles in SSCM that leads to six research propositions and a theoretical model. The model comprises three categories of adoption factors, i.e., organisational dynamics, enabling technology and management systems. The study aims to provide the ground works for opening a new research avenue with a multidiscipline approach by linking organisational behaviour (OB) and operations management (OM) to explain supply chain sustainability.

Keywords: innovation diffusion; eco-friendly; environmentally friendly; environment friendly; greening; sustainability; sustainable SCM; SSCM; GSCM; green SCM; supply chain management; green supply chains; organisational dynamics; enabling technologies; management systems; organisational behaviour; operations management; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2014.065662

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2014 Vol.19 No.4, pp.491 - 510

Published online: 15 Nov 2014 *

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