Challenges in Implementing Green Supply Chain Management in SMEs: A Case Study of a South Korean Company

Arvind Upadhyay, Jeagyung Seong

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Abstract

This paper aims to examine the ways small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) make use of green supply chain management (GSCM). It employs qualitative methods to examine GSCM with a case study and approaches used include in-depth interviews and document analysis. This paper has identified a gap in the existing business and management research literature regarding SME use of GSCM and has attempted to fill this gap. The research conducted finds that tactical and structural change can result in more environmentally friendly practices in SMEs. As confirmed by the case study, the structural change necessary for instituting GSCM involves a range of factors including innovation competency, cost savings, managerial arrangement, human resources and competitive advantage. However, it has also become evident that additional research is necessary to fully determine the ways management practice can impact SME sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Circular Economy for the Management of Operations
EditorsAnil Kumar, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Chapter10
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003002482
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2020

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Circular Economy for the Management of Operations on 16/12/2020 , available online: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/circular-economy-management-operations-anil-kumar-jose-arturo-garza-reyes-syed-abdul-rehman-khan/e/10.1201/9781003002482

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