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.
|Title of host publication
|Circular Economy for the Management of Operations
|Anil Kumar, Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
|Place of Publication
|CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
|Number of pages
|Published - 16 Dec 2020