Green supply chain management implications for "closing the loop"

Qinghua Zhu, Joseph Sarkis, Kee Hung Lai

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In this paper we report on results from a cross-sectional survey with manufacturers in four typical Chinese industries, i.e., power generating, chemical/petroleum, electrical/electronic and automobile, to evaluate their perceived green supply chain management (GSCM) practices and relate them to closing the supply chain loop. Our findings provide insights into the capabilities of Chinese organizations on the adoption of GSCM practices in different industrial contexts and that these practices are not considered equitably across the four industries. Academic and managerial implications of our findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • Closed-loop supply chains
  • Empirical study
  • Green supply chain management
  • Sector comparison

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation


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