Green supply chain management and SMEs: A qualitative study

Suzan Hijaz, Omar Al-Hujran, Mutaz M. Al-Debei, Nour Abu-Khajil

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In this study, we aim at evaluating the current state of the Jordanian marketplace in the context of green supply chain management (GSCM). We conducted interviews with five SMEs and thus qualitative data were collected. Data analysis was performed and NVIVO 10th version software was also utilised. Data were coded and themes were then generated. Highlighted findings were such that insignificant attention from SMEs in Jordan is being paid towards the environment. SMEs were found not to be seriously ready and willing to take actions so as to help in reducing environmental threats. Moreover, it was found that SMEs in Jordan are still suffering and not doing well in critical aspects related to GSCM such as product delivery time, currency exchange, the use of information systems for data sharing, tax increments, and indecent competition. Various suggestions were offered in this study and we also propose solutions according to the identified insufficiencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-220
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Business Information Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • GSC
  • Green supply chain
  • Jordan
  • SCM
  • SMEs
  • Small-to-medium enterprises
  • Supply chain
  • Supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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