Green supply chain management and performance of manufacturing firms in Mombasa, Kenya
The green management literature argues that in order for economies to embrace new environmentally responsible values, beliefs and behaviors, there is strong need to green the entire supply chain. The objective of the study was to identify the GSCM practices and the challenges faced by manufacturing firms. The questionnaires and data collection methods helped to bring out the results of the study as expected. The results obtained indicated that the GSCM had positive impact on manufacturing firms in Mombasa. The relevance of GSCM in overcoming environmental challenges was highly appreciated. Factors acting as barriers to adoption were exemplified. The conclusions and directions for further research point to the fact that environmental challenges in Kenya are complex and the Green Supply Chain Management practice is yet to be adopted. The government has been viewed as the one responsible for the slow pace towards implementation. This creates the quest for further research in the same area including the service sector.