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Blockchain Practices, Potentials, and Perspectives in Greening Supply Chains

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Robert A. Foisie School of Business, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609, USA
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Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3652;
Received: 6 September 2018 / Revised: 2 October 2018 / Accepted: 4 October 2018 / Published: 12 October 2018
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Blockchain technology is an inchoate technology whose current popularity is peaking. Some of the most pervasive blockchain technology use cases exist for supply chains. Sustainable, and especially green, supply chains can benefit from blockchain technology, but there are also caveats. The sustainability and environmental management research and academic literature is only starting to investigate this emergent field. This paper seeks to help advance the discussion and motivate additional practice and research related to green supply chains and blockchain technology. This viewpoint paper provides insight into some of the main dimensions of blockchain technology, an overview of the use cases and issues, and some general research areas for further investigation. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain; supply chain; green supply chain; use cases; applications blockchain; supply chain; green supply chain; use cases; applications

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Kouhizadeh, M.; Sarkis, J. Blockchain Practices, Potentials, and Perspectives in Greening Supply Chains. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3652.

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