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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 597; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030597

Mapping the Landscape and Evolutions of Green Supply Chain Management

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1
School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
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Key Laboratory of Complex System Analysis and Management Decision, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100191, China
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Received: 18 December 2017 / Revised: 22 February 2018 / Accepted: 23 February 2018 / Published: 26 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Supply Chains)
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Abstract

There is a growing need to integrate environmental considerations into supply chain management research and practice. Conceptual papers are being updated all the time to gain a systematic view of the framework in green supply chain management. The purpose of this paper is to visualize the research to-date on green supply chain management according to the intellectual framework and hot topics. Using bibliometric analysis, our paper will present a comprehensive summary of previous research on the knowledge domain. Exploring 1145 papers mainly published from 2000 to May 2017 in international peer-reviewed journals from social sciences citation index (SSCI), the basic distribution of publications are analyzed, and nine prominent research clusters in green supply chain management are visualized by a co-citation network. Key issues are highlighted and analyzed. As for future inquiries, there are numerous opportunities for more advanced theoretically-grounded research and exploration of more multi-functional and systematic approaches. In order to gain broader views of research, a triple bottom line approach can be widely applied to evaluation, impact mechanisms, decision making, drivers, risks and carrier analysis, as well as system contributions. This also provides an integrated point of view to understand the landscape of green supply chain management both for researchers and practitioners. View Full-Text
Keywords: green supply chains; sustainable supply chains; bibliometrics; knowledge mapping green supply chains; sustainable supply chains; bibliometrics; knowledge mapping
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