Model for green supply chain adoption : an empirical analysis of industrial sectors in MENA developing countries

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Because of the role of the green supply chain in reducing environmental damage and negative impacts to industries around the world, it has become important for companies. GSCM practices are considered to be environmentally friendly and help improve energy efficiency, water use efficiency, waste management, environmental preservation, reuse and recycling, toxic and hazardous materials management and finally transportation routes. On the emerging economy side, the adoption and practice of green supply chain management systems have not been widely discussed yet. In this research, the researcher demonstrated the importance and the impact of Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) dimensions, firm practices and supply chain practices on the supply chain practices and the green supply chain adoption and the Supplier Relationship Management and Customer Relationship Management. This research aims to identify the various drivers and barriers that affect companies' decision to adopt the green supply chain in industries, as well as setting the dimensions of TOE in promoting the adoption of green supply chain systems. Firstly, the research presented the opinions of previous literature on the barriers and motivations that affect the adoption of GSCM, as well as a review of the literature that discusses the dimensions of TOE. Then a research methodology was developed that aims to collect and analyze appropriate data aiming to address the research question, and it conducts an experimental study on how the research variables are statistically related, which are Customer Relationship, Supplier Relationship, Supplier Selection, Internal Collaboration, Top Management Support, Green Supply Chain Management, Coercive Pressure, Normative Pressure, Mimetic Pressure, Market Pressure, Green purchasing, Barrier for GSCM, and Drivers for GSCM by using statistical tools, discussing the research results in a critical manner, then comparing them with the results of previous literature, shedding light on the theoretical and practical research contributions and determining the limits of research and future research areas. The deduction approach has been utilized in this research as well as the quantitative method using a structured questionnaire that has been collected from 405 respondents. The researcher has implemented a triangulation method to validate the dimensions of the research through qualitative data obtained through interviews and were then analyzed through making extracts of the interviews that can help in making overall assessment of the responses and help in comparing the responses obtained from the management. Also, the researcher has used focus groups to validate the proposed conceptual framework. The research indicated that there is a significant relationship between the environmental, organizational and Technological dimensions and firm practices and supply chain practices. There is a significant relationship between drivers, barriers and firm practices and supply chain practices and the green supply chain adoption, and there is a significant relationship between Green Supply Chain Adoption and both Supplier Relationship Management and Customer Relationship Management. Keywords: TOE Dimensions, Green Supply Chain Management Practices, Green Supply Chain Adoption.
Date of Award28 Sep 2021
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University Of Strathclyde
SupervisorPaul Xirouchakis (Supervisor), Kepa Mendibil (Supervisor) & Athanasios Rentizelas (Supervisor)

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