The impact of Indian SMEs managers/owners on adopting green supply chain practices

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622807
Title:
The impact of Indian SMEs managers/owners on adopting green supply chain practices
Authors:
Dhillon, Manpreet K.; Bentley, Yongmei ( 0000-0002-4597-4664 ) ; Bukoye, Oyegoke Teslim ( 0000-0002-8522-7575 )
Abstract:
Purpose: Green supply chain management (GSCM) is an increasingly important aspect in today’s supply chain practices. Meeting environmental concerns in industrial operations has evoked interest among environmentalists, government bodies, academics and business organisations in recent years. However, current research indicates that SMEs are often focusing more on making profits than on saving the environment by adopting GSC practices. The purpose of this research is to investigate the current GSC practices in Indian SMEs, the drivers for SMEs to adopt GSC practices, the barriers faced by the SMEs in implementing such practices, and the impact of Indian SME managers/owners on adopting GSC practices. Research Approach: The investigation used literature review approach to determine the current status of implementation of GSCM in Indian SMEs, and associated aspects of the same. Literature pertaining to the subject in context of Indian SMEs has been studied for the purpose of developing the paper. However, the research will be qualitative in nature using face-to-face interviews to collect the main data. Findings and Originality: The study shows the initial investigation done through secondary data, which involved extensive literature review of the topic area. Since this is a work-in-progress research, the empirical data collection is in process by semi-structured interviews. Initial findings of the study show that in general, Indian SMEs have not done much in the adoption and implementation of GSC practices. Research Impact: The main purpose of the research is to develop a conceptual framework for GSCM with a focus on the adoption of GSC practices of the Indian SME managers/owners in their firms. However this research will help increasing awareness among the Indian SME managers/owners about adopting GSCM practices in their organisations. Practical Impact: Findings from this study could help SME employers not only in India, but also in other countries have a better understanding of the benefits of GSC practices and their impact on the performance of their firms. This paper contributes to the literature by providing empirical evidence on various aspects of GSCM in India.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Dhillon M, Bentley Y, Bukoye OT (2016) 'The impact of Indian SMEs managers/owners on adopting green supply chain practices', Logistics Research Network Conference, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK.
Publisher:
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK
Issue Date:
7-Sep-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622807
Additional Links:
https://ciltuk.org.uk/AboutUs/ProfessionalSectorsForums/Forums/LogisticsResearchNetwork/LRN2016.aspx
Type:
Conference papers, meetings and proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Business and management

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dc.contributor.authorDhillon, Manpreet K.en
dc.contributor.authorBentley, Yongmeien
dc.contributor.authorBukoye, Oyegoke Teslimen
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-07T10:34:07Z-
dc.date.available2018-08-07T10:34:07Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-07-
dc.identifier.citationDhillon M, Bentley Y, Bukoye OT (2016) 'The impact of Indian SMEs managers/owners on adopting green supply chain practices', Logistics Research Network Conference, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622807-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Green supply chain management (GSCM) is an increasingly important aspect in today’s supply chain practices. Meeting environmental concerns in industrial operations has evoked interest among environmentalists, government bodies, academics and business organisations in recent years. However, current research indicates that SMEs are often focusing more on making profits than on saving the environment by adopting GSC practices. The purpose of this research is to investigate the current GSC practices in Indian SMEs, the drivers for SMEs to adopt GSC practices, the barriers faced by the SMEs in implementing such practices, and the impact of Indian SME managers/owners on adopting GSC practices. Research Approach: The investigation used literature review approach to determine the current status of implementation of GSCM in Indian SMEs, and associated aspects of the same. Literature pertaining to the subject in context of Indian SMEs has been studied for the purpose of developing the paper. However, the research will be qualitative in nature using face-to-face interviews to collect the main data. Findings and Originality: The study shows the initial investigation done through secondary data, which involved extensive literature review of the topic area. Since this is a work-in-progress research, the empirical data collection is in process by semi-structured interviews. Initial findings of the study show that in general, Indian SMEs have not done much in the adoption and implementation of GSC practices. Research Impact: The main purpose of the research is to develop a conceptual framework for GSCM with a focus on the adoption of GSC practices of the Indian SME managers/owners in their firms. However this research will help increasing awareness among the Indian SME managers/owners about adopting GSCM practices in their organisations. Practical Impact: Findings from this study could help SME employers not only in India, but also in other countries have a better understanding of the benefits of GSC practices and their impact on the performance of their firms. This paper contributes to the literature by providing empirical evidence on various aspects of GSCM in India.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherChartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UKen
dc.relation.urlhttps://ciltuk.org.uk/AboutUs/ProfessionalSectorsForums/Forums/LogisticsResearchNetwork/LRN2016.aspxen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectGSCMen
dc.subjectIndian SMEsen
dc.subjectsmall and medium-sized enterprisesen
dc.subjectsmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)en
dc.subjectSMEsen
dc.subjectmanagersen
dc.subjectownersen
dc.subjectN100 Business studiesen
dc.titleThe impact of Indian SMEs managers/owners on adopting green supply chain practicesen
dc.typeConference papers, meetings and proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.date.updated2018-08-07T09:23:33Z-
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