Green Supply Chain Management Practices and Its Impact on Business Performance

  • Meeta GandhiEmail author
  • Hari Vasudevan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This study is an attempt to contribute to the empirical investigations related to the impact of green supply chain management practices (GSCM) on business performance in SME manufacturing industries in Western part of India. A comprehensive GSCM performance model was proposed, which considers government initiatives as the mediating variable to increase GSCM practices in small- and medium-sized industries. A survey questionnaire was developed to capture the GSCM practices and their implications on environmental, economic, and organizational performance. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the survey instrument deployed. Even as most researchers so far have reported that adoption of GSCM practices leads to better business performance, this study concludes that though the SMEs in India are aware of GSCM practices, it is still in its infancy stage and has, thus, reported a mediocre response to business performance.


Green supply chain management Economic performance Environmental performance Operational performance Government initiatives 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Production EngineeringD. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, University of MumbaiMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringD. J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, University of MumbaiMumbaiIndia

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