Title: Investigation of influential factors of green supply chain management in Indian mining industries: an empirical study

Authors: Kamalakanta Muduli; Jitendra Narayana Biswal; Suchismita Satapathy; Akhilesh Barve; Sushant Tripathy

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, CV Raman College of Engineering,Bhubaneswar ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, CV Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India ' School of Mechanical Sciences, KIIT University, Odisha, India ' School of Mechanical Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 751024, India

Abstract: Green supply chain management (GSCM) focuses on reduction of the adverse impacts of supply chain activities as well as a minimisation of energy and material usage. A successful implementation of GSCM is important for industries to increase economic-environmental performances. However, the GSCM adoption rate in Indian companies, particularly in the mining sector is not encouraging. There exists a set of factors that enhances GSCM adoption while others offer resistance to it. An attempt has been made to empirically test the relationship of various factors on GSCM implementation considering data collected from 144 respondents working in Indian mining industries, in which it was found that there is no difference in perception regarding the barriers of GSCM implementation. GSCM adoption in mining industries is initiated by factors like: 'society pressure', 'regulative pressure', 'investors' pressure' and 'eco-literacy among supply chain partners'. Further, practices like 'organising', 'initial environmental review' and 'continuous improvement' enhance GSCM effectiveness.

Keywords: green supply chain management; GSCM; Indian mining industries; questionnaire survey; hypothesis testing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2017.084453

International Journal of Business Excellence, 2017 Vol.12 No.3, pp.351 - 375

Received: 29 Sep 2015
Accepted: 12 Jan 2016

Published online: 12 May 2017 *

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