A literature review on green supply chain management: Trends and future challenges

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This study aims to review the literature in green supply chain management (GSCM) published from 1998 to 2017 and presenting insights and directions for future research. The study collects data from Scopus and ISI Web of Science databases and objectively selects 880 papers and conducts metadata analysis. Moreover, the study finds a consistent growth in the evaluation of green supply chain management practices and performance. This study identifies influential authors, top journals, top contributing countries, top contributing institutions and contribution by disciplines. This study presents a comprehensive but straightforward conceptual model of green supply chain management. Second, the study presents an integrated definition of GSCM in Section 4.2.1. Third, the study presents a comprehensive conceptual framework of GSCM.

The study has some limitations. Only a few papers consider big data for evaluating GSCM performance. There were few studies attempting to conduct the inter-sectoral comparative study. Moreover, most of the studies consider big firms as sample pool to collect their data.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham  https://db.vista.gov.vn:2095/science/article/pii/S0921344918303744