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Natural resource based green supply chain management

Victor Guang Shi (LSCM Research Centre, Sheffield Management School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
S.C. Lenny Koh (LSCM Research Centre, Sheffield Management School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
James Baldwin (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
Federica Cucchiella (Department of Electric Engineering and Information, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Article publication date: 20 January 2012

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Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this paper is to conceptualise a structural model of natural resource based green supply chain management (GSCM), and its relationship, with an indication of cause and effect, to relevant performance measures and drivers.

Design/methodology/approach

The literature, describing GSCM from a natural resource based view (NRBV), along with performance measures and institutional drivers, is critically evaluated and used to develop the model.

Findings

Constructs are identified in terms of intra‐ and inter‐organisational environmental practices, performance measures and institutional drivers. Causal relationships, within and between the constructs, are also proposed in the form of hypotheses.

Research limitations/implications

At this stage the model is purely conceptual and the causal relationships are only proposed. Empirical tests of the model and hypotheses are required.

Practical implications

On empirical verification, this work can furnish managers with validated measurement scales to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in their GSCM implementation and determine how firms can successfully implement GSCM to promote sustainable industrial development.

Originality/value

GSCM from within the NRBV perspective, and incorporating performance measures and institutional drivers, has yet to be comprehensively synthesised in a coherent model. This conceptual work is the first step in that direction.

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Citation

Guang Shi, V., Lenny Koh, S.C., Baldwin, J. and Cucchiella, F. (2012), "Natural resource based green supply chain management", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 54-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/13598541211212203

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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