An integrative framework for sustainable supply chain management practices in the oil and gas industry

WNK Wan Ahmad, MP De Brito, J Rezaei, L. Tavasszy

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This paper proposes a framework for understanding the contextual factors of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) practices in the O&G industry. It is based on a literature review of studies related to SSCM of O&G topics. The review reveals that there is a lack of SSCM research specific to the industry. Present studies focus on individual stages of its supply chain and do not consider all dimensions of sustainable development, namely economic, environmental and social factors. In addition, existing frameworks lack important contextual aspects of the industry's business and organizational environment. To address these gaps, our research develops an overarching framework operationalizing the internal and external contextual factors of the O&G industry environment that can influence the outcome of its SSCM practices. The proposed framework is useful as a tool in the formulation and implementation of SSCM strategy that enables alignment of a company's internal capabilities with its external environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-601
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • conceptual framework
  • contextual factors
  • oil and gas
  • sustainable supply chain management

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