A systematic literature review on green supply chain management: research implications and future perspectives

This article aims to present the Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) practices from a comprehensive point of view and to analyze the subject’s behaviour in the last ten years, through a systematic literature review/bibliometric analysis in articles published from 2006 to 2016. Through the research profiling method, we identified that (i) the most frequent research contexts were “GSCM financial impact” and “motivations to GSCM implementation”, (ii) the automotive, textile / manufacturing and electronic sectors were the most discussed, (iii) the most used research methods were those involving empirical procedures, iv) Web of Science and Scopus databases gathered 96.7% of the articles used in this analysis, (v) there is a high concentration of researches from countries academically established and recognized, while developing countries are also present, (vi) Journal of Cleaner Production was the most cited journal and with more publications about GSCM, (vii) Samir Srivastava’s article had the highest Citation Score, and (viii) there are 11 GSCM research clusters. In addition, we discuss the content covered in the literature review, seeking to extend the understanding of the scenario where the GSCM is inserted nowadays and helping to identify research opportunities for researchers interested in such subject.


Author(s): Ualison Rébula de Oliveira, Luciano Souza Espindola, Isabele Rocha da Silva, Iaslin Nostório da Silva, Henrique Martins Rocha
Organization(s): Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Source: Journal of Cleaner Production
Year: 2018

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