Greening the Supply Chain

Editors: Sarkis, Joseph (Ed.)

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Since the Rio summit in 1992, the paradigm of corporate environmental responsibility has gradually and consistently extended beyond complying with increasingly stringent environmental regulation and taking up the proactive initiatives of a few world-class companies. Research indicates that the business and financial performance of companies may depend directly on socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Many world-class companies now realize that customers and other stakeholders do not distinguish between a company and its suppliers. As a result, greening the supply chain is an innovative idea which is fast gaining attention in the industry.

Greening the Supply Chain is a compilation of important chapters written by a diverse set of international authors which incorporates a broad variety of perspectives including:

  • topics on conceptual development and principles of green supply chain management;
  • empirical studies which provide the reader with practices and concerns of industries throughout the world including Asia, Europe and North America;
  • quantitative and analytical tools to aid in environmental supply chain design and development, and;
  • case studies of implementations of green supply chain practices which describe the complexities facing organizations, supply chains and industries and how they address these environmental concerns through technical and managerial measures.

Industry practitioners and policy makers will read Greening the Supply Chain for the insights it provides into a topic of such emergent and growing concern. Undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in this field will also find this comprehensive and international view of environment supply chain management theory and practice a valuable resource.

About the authors

Professor Joseph Sarkis teaches operations and environmental management in the Graduate School of Managementat at Clark University, MA, USA. His teaching interests cover a range of topics including operations management, logistics, supply chain management, corporate environmental management, management of technology, and information systems and technology.

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From the reviews:

"This book, which is written in a very understandable style, focuses on definitions, philosophies, and practices that achieve greening at every stage and function of the supply chain. … I highly recommend the book to students and professionals … who wish to acquire a depth of knowledge of green strategies and practices. … GSCM researchers will find this book to be an excellent resource on GSCM foundation theories. … It will be particularly useful as a reference for researchers, managers, and graduate students." (Sergio Ubeda, Interfaces, Vol. 38 (2), 2008)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Effects of Green Purchasing Strategies on Supplier Behaviour

    Burton Hamner

    Pages 25-37

  • Integrating Quality, Environmental and Supply Chain Management Systems into the Learning Organisation

    Toufic Mezher, Maher Ajam

    Pages 67-85

  • Network Dynamics of an Energy Supply Chain: Applicability of the Network Approach to Analysing the Industrial Ecology Practices of Companies

    Kirsi Hämäläinen

    Pages 87-101

  • Strategic Business Operations, Freight Transport and Eco-efficiency: A Conceptual Model

    Booi Hon Kam, Geoff Christopherson, Kosmas X. Smyrnios, et al.

    Pages 103-115

  • Reverse Logistics for Recycling: Challenges Facing the Carpet Industry

    Marilyn M. Helms, Aref A. Hervani

    Pages 117-135

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Greening the Supply Chain
Editors
  • Joseph Sarkis
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-299-7
DOI
10.1007/1-84628-299-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-298-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-572-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 408
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