The Effect of Drivers and Barriers on the Adoption of Green Supply Chain Management in Construction of Iraq: A CrossSectional Study

Author's Name:

Shuaib M. Abdulnabi

Department of Medical Equipment Technology Engineering / Al-Hadba University College / Iraq

Zainab Abed Almoussawi

College of Islamic Science / Ahl Al Bayt University / Kerbala / Iraq.

Ahmed Hatem

College of Administration and economics, Al-Farahidi university / Iraq.

Mohammad Drai Ahmed

The University of Mashreq / Baghdad/ Iraq.

Ayad Abas Hasan

College of media / The Islamic university in Najaf, Iraq.

Ahmed Abdulateef Sabti

Al Nisour University College, Baghdad, Iraq.

Israa Alhani

Mazaya University College / Iraq.

The primary reason for adopting green supply chain management (GSCM) in developing nations is that, compared to industrialized nations, these nations continue to confront various hurdles and motivators to embrace GSCM. Most studies on the construction industry were conducted in industrialized nations, whereas empirical research on Iraq's emerging economy received little attention. To overcome this deficiency, the research focused primarily on the influence of drivers and impediments on the adoption of GSCM in Iraqi construction. The survey instrument data was obtained from 250 project managers using a quantitative and cross-sectional research approach. The Partial Least Square (PLS)-Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) regression results reveal that managerial barriers have little effect on GSCM. However, sectoral/economic suppliers and supplier barriers substantially affect GSCM. In addition, government legislation has little impact on GSCM. However, customer pressure and entrepreneurship have a substantial impact on GSCM. With these findings, this study could also assist construction industry management in understanding the significance of drivers and barriers that could hamper or improve GSCM. The research could potentially assist future researchers in their endeavors.

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