Flexible Green Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies: A Systematic Literature Review. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management

Manpreet Dhillon, Piyya Muhammad Rafi-ul-Shan, Hassan Amar, F Sher, S Ahmed

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The purpose of this research is to synthesize the fragmented extant knowledge on flexible and green supply chain management (FGSCM) in the context of emerging economies and to unearth research gaps to motivate future research. We adopted a novel structured systematic literature review by triangulating a systematic literature review, text mining, and network analysis. Institutional theory and contingency theory were employed to analyze the results of the review. The results show that, firstly, research on FGSCM in emerging economies, despite its importance, is immature compared to general FGSCM literature. Second, the specificities of strategies and practices that distinguish this topic in emerging economies are discussed and the drivers and barriers are identified with respect to sources of institutional pressure. Third, a research framework for FGSCM in emerging economies is developed and 12 gaps for future research are identified. This study has exclusively developed a research framework for FGSCM in an emerging economy which has received the least consideration in the literature and practice. The framework was developed to synthesize the existing literature and to identify the research gaps to inspire future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
JournalGlobal Journal of Flexible Systems Management
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2022

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