Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) has attracted considerable interest among academics and practitioners. The purpose of this paper is to present a critical review of the literature, to identify missing links, to argue for the use of world class SSCM (WCSSCM) through a framework, and suggest further research directions.
In the paper the authors have undertaken an extensive review of literature and classified articles using a novel classification scheme.
Through the extensive review and identification of research gaps, the paper identifies significant differences between definitions and methodologies in the SSCM literature; and argues for “WCSSCM.” This term is elaborated on via a theoretical framework in which 18 dimensions are classified under six constructs of SSCM. Furthermore, a list of potential research directions for WCSSCM is discussed.
The research is an attempt to critically review literature, argue for WCSSCM, and develop a theoretical framework.
The paper offers a new approach to SSCM literature, arguing for WCSSCM through a framework, and providing further research directions.
Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A., Childe, S.J., Papadopoulos, T. and Fosso Wamba, S. (2017), "World class sustainable supply chain management: critical review and further research directions", The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 332-362. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-07-2015-0112
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