Environmental supply chain management in the construction sector: theoretical underpinnings

Balasubramanian, Sreejith and Shukla, Vinaya (2018) Environmental supply chain management in the construction sector: theoretical underpinnings. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 21 (5). pp. 502-528. ISSN 1367-5567

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Abstract

Environmental implications of a product/project are typically spread across its supply chain, from design through to end-of-life. This is particularly acute for construction sector because of the inherent nature and complexity of its supply chain. The sector, therefore, could benefit from the application of environmental supply chain management (ESCM), a systematic and integrated approach towards restraining the adverse environmental impacts emanating from the supply chain. Unfortunately, uptake of ESCM in construction vis-à-vis other sectors is limited and fragmented. This formed the motivation, which using 39 interviews across 20 firms in the UAE construction sector, provides systemic insights on the various facets of ESCM namely, core and facilitating environmental practices, internal and external drivers (pressures/motives) and barriers/challenges affecting environmental practices’ implementation, and relevant environmental performance measures across different firm types and stakeholders with the support of several established/emerging theories. The findings are expected to enhance the application of ESCM in construction.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
Item ID: 23944
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications on 20/03/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13675567.2018.1452902
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Depositing User: Vinaya Shukla
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 16:39
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 06:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23944

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