Reverse Logistics Barriers: An Analysis Using Interpretive Structural Modeling

  • Marina BouzonEmail author
  • Kannan Govindan
  • Carlos Manuel Taboada Rodriguez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


The objective of this research is to identify and analyze the interactions of the barriers that impede reverse logistics (RL) development from a Brazilian perspective. Firstly, international peer-reviewed publications were considered to select the barriers and classify them into categories. Secondly, an empirical research was conducted using Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM), in order to evaluate the relationship between the barrier categories for the Brazilian RL context.


Reverse logistics Barrier analysis ISM Brazil 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marina Bouzon
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Kannan Govindan
    • 2
  • Carlos Manuel Taboada Rodriguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Production and Systems EngineeringFederal University of Santa Catarina, Campus UniversitárioTrindade, FlorianópolisBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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