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Understanding the implications of Belt and Road Initiative for sustainable supply chains: An environmental perspective

journal contribution
posted on 21.09.2020, 00:00 by A Butt, Imran Ali
Purpose – This research aims to explore the potential impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on sustainable supply chains. Design/methodology/approach – This study employs twenty qualitative interviews with supply chain managers located on the BRI lane from Asian countries. Findings – Findings revealed that if not managed properly, BRI can pose a serious threats to sustainable supply chains from environmental perspective. The findings also revealed additional properties which lead to the emergence of these perspective. Research limitations/implications – The findings of this study may not be generalizable to a broader population. Second, this study explores supply chain managers’ interpretations from Asian countries only. Practical implications – Supply chain firms can use the findings from this study to understand the implications of BRI for sustainable supply chains. Particularly, firms can understand how the BRI may harm the organization’s sustainable supply chains from the environmental perspective. Originality/value – This is, perhaps, the first study which provides empirical evidence concerning the potential impacts of BRI on the management of sustainable supply chains.

History

Start Page

1

End Page

18

Number of Pages

18

eISSN

1758-4094

ISSN

1463-5771

Publisher

Emerald

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

05/07/2020

External Author Affiliations

American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Benchmarking: An International Journal