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Integrated technologies toward sustainable agriculture supply chains: missing links

Kirti Nayal (National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India)
Rakesh Raut (National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India)
Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour (EM Normandie Business School, Metis Lab, Paris, France)
Balkrishna Eknath Narkhede (National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India)
Vidyadhar V. Gedam (National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India)

Journal of Enterprise Information Management

ISSN: 1741-0398

Article publication date: 6 July 2021

Abstract

Purpose

This article sheds light on the missing links concerning the study of using integrated enabling technologies toward sustainable and circular agriculture supply chains by examining the available literature and proposing future research possibilities.

Design/methodology/approach

The relevant literature was researched through online databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, Academic Search Premier, Emerald, IEEE Xplore, Science Direct, World Scientific Net and Springer-Link Journals, covering a period from 1999 to 2020. A systematic literature review based on 75 papers analyzed the integration of the concepts of enabling technologies, sustainability, circular economy and supply chain performance in agriculture supply chains.

Findings

It was identified that enabling technologies and agriculture supply chains alone have been explored further than integrated enabling technologies, sustainability, circular economy, supply chain performance and agriculture supply chains. Enabling technologies and agriculture supply chains' main findings are: enabling technologies have been studied to improve food safety, food quality and traceability in agriculture supply chains. The main results regarding integrated enabling technologies, sustainability, circular economy, supply chain performance and agriculture supply chains are: Internet of Things and information communication technology play an important role in addressing food security, traceability and food quality, which help achieve sustainable development goals.

Originality/value

This review study provides 13 research questions to underpin future trends regarding integrated technologies' application in agriculture supply chains for circular and sustainable growth.

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Citation

Nayal, K., Raut, R., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, A.B., Narkhede, B.E. and Gedam, V.V. (2021), "Integrated technologies toward sustainable agriculture supply chains: missing links", Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-09-2020-0381

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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