Small and Medium Enterprises in the Sustainable Supply Chain: A Review

  • Fetter Barbara Department of Environmental Economics, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1117 Budapest, Magyar tudósok körútja 2, Hungary


The aim of this paper is to provide a literature review and a summary of the role of small- and medium sized enterprises (SME) in green- and sustainable supply chains using a comprehensive review of the literature. After introducing the most important notions relating to sustainable supply chains and the survey methodology, a detailed analysis of scientific publications describing various issues related to SMEs and their role in green/sustainable supply chains will be presented. Results show the most important focus areas addressed and methodologies used in the literature, as well as a list of potential research questions still unanswered in this important topic.

Keywords: SME, sustainable supply chain, literature review
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How to Cite
Barbara, F. (2019) “Small and Medium Enterprises in the Sustainable Supply Chain: A Review”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 27(2), pp. 154-163.