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Comparisons of sustainable supply chain management practices in the automotive sector

Comparisons of sustainable supply chain management practices in the automotive sector Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) has gained huge attractions in the past decade in both academia and industries. Many developing countries have difficulty in adapting to emerging market trends and realise the need to shift towards sustainable supply chains. Yet SSCM related issues have not been investigated enough regarding different geographical areas. This paper compares SSCM practices focusing on differences in their adoption in differently developed environments. This study attempts to find where differences occur and why they prevail using statistical tools with input from industrial experts in relevant fields. The statistical analysis proved that the geographies are a main reason behind the pattern of adoption of practices due to differences in the scale of industrial development between the compared landscapes. It is found that industries in developed geographical locations find it easier to adopt SSCM practices than those in the developing and under developed geographies. Keywords: sustainable supply chain management; SSCM; SSCM practices; empirical analysis; comparison. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Mathivathanan, D. and Haq, A.N. (2017) `Comparisons of sustainable supply chain management practices in the automotive sector', Int. J. Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp.18­27. Biographical notes: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling Inderscience Publishers

Comparisons of sustainable supply chain management practices in the automotive sector

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Inderscience Publishers
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Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN
1758-9401
eISSN
1758-941X
DOI
10.1504/IJBPSCM.2017.083884
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Abstract

Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) has gained huge attractions in the past decade in both academia and industries. Many developing countries have difficulty in adapting to emerging market trends and realise the need to shift towards sustainable supply chains. Yet SSCM related issues have not been investigated enough regarding different geographical areas. This paper compares SSCM practices focusing on differences in their adoption in differently developed environments. This study attempts to find where differences occur and why they prevail using statistical tools with input from industrial experts in relevant fields. The statistical analysis proved that the geographies are a main reason behind the pattern of adoption of practices due to differences in the scale of industrial development between the compared landscapes. It is found that industries in developed geographical locations find it easier to adopt SSCM practices than those in the developing and under developed geographies. Keywords: sustainable supply chain management; SSCM; SSCM practices; empirical analysis; comparison. Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Mathivathanan, D. and Haq, A.N. (2017) `Comparisons of sustainable supply chain management practices in the automotive sector', Int. J. Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp.18­27. Biographical notes:

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International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain ModellingInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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