Blockchain Practices, Potentials, and Perspectives in Greening Supply Chains

Mahtab Kouhizadeh, Joseph Sarkis*

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Blockchain technology is an inchoate technology whose current popularity is peaking. Some of the most pervasive blockchain technology use cases exist for supply chains. Sustainable, and especially green, supply chains can benefit from blockchain technology, but there are also caveats. The sustainability and environmental management research and academic literature is only starting to investigate this emergent field. This paper seeks to help advance the discussion and motivate additional practice and research related to green supply chains and blockchain technology. This viewpoint paper provides insight into some of the main dimensions of blockchain technology, an overview of the use cases and issues, and some general research areas for further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3652
Peer-reviewed scientific journalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 12.10.2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Blockchain
  • Supply chain
  • Green supply chain
  • Use cases
  • applications


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