Environmental supply chain management in the construction sector: theoretical underpinnings

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Balasubramanian, S. and Shukla, V. 2018. Environmental supply chain management in the construction sector: theoretical underpinnings. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. 21 (5), pp. 502-528. https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2018.1452902
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TitleEnvironmental supply chain management in the construction sector: theoretical underpinnings
AuthorsBalasubramanian, S. and Shukla, V.
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.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
ISSN1367-5567
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Online20 Mar 2018
Print03 Sep 2018
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Deposited22 Mar 2018
Accepted01 Mar 2018
Output statusPublished
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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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2018.1452902
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