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Sustainable Supply Chain Management—A Literature Review on Emerging Economies

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Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Blvd. Benito Juárez 2500, Mexicali CP. 21280 B.C., Mexico
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Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Blvd. Benito Juárez 2500, Mexicali CP. 21280 B.C., Mexico
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Sustainability 2020, 12(17), 6972; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12176972
Received: 20 June 2020 / Revised: 11 July 2020 / Accepted: 13 July 2020 / Published: 27 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Management)
In recent years, the interest in sustainable supply chain management has increased significantly in both business and academic areas. This is reflected in the growing number of articles, conferences, special publications and websites devoted to the subject. Nonetheless, sustainable development in emerging economies just started gaining importance. The objective of this article is to review, from a global perspective, the existing literature regarding sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) in emerging economies. For this purpose, a systematic literature review was performed, analyzing 56 articles from the year 2010 to April 2020 from a descriptive and content approach. Subsequently, the results are presented, showing the increasing interest in SSCM, however lagging behind in emerging economies’ research versus developed ones. Findings indicate the context in developing countries plays an important role when conducting empirical or case study investigations. Additionally, the integration of the three dimensions of sustainability and how they impact supply chain performance becomes crucial to research from an emerging economy perspective. Consequently, limitations of this work are presented, and opportunities are identified for future lines of research, in particular in key supply chain functions. Finally, the conclusion confirms the need for further research from different supply chain viewpoints, such as collaboration, sustainable practices innovation, sourcing and supplier development from emerging countries’ standpoint and background. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable supply chain management; sustainability; supply chain; emerging economies; developing countries; emerging market; literature review sustainable supply chain management; sustainability; supply chain; emerging economies; developing countries; emerging market; literature review
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Sánchez-Flores, R.B.; Cruz-Sotelo, S.E.; Ojeda-Benitez, S.; Ramírez-Barreto, M.E. Sustainable Supply Chain Management—A Literature Review on Emerging Economies. Sustainability 2020, 12, 6972. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12176972

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Sánchez-Flores RB, Cruz-Sotelo SE, Ojeda-Benitez S, Ramírez-Barreto ME. Sustainable Supply Chain Management—A Literature Review on Emerging Economies. Sustainability. 2020; 12(17):6972. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12176972

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Sánchez-Flores, Rebeca B., Samantha E. Cruz-Sotelo, Sara Ojeda-Benitez, and Ma. E. Ramírez-Barreto 2020. "Sustainable Supply Chain Management—A Literature Review on Emerging Economies" Sustainability 12, no. 17: 6972. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12176972

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