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Green Supply Chain Management: An Empirical Study of Green Distribution and Procurement and Operational Performance within Nigerian SMEs

Ajayi, E. O, Onikoyi I. A, Babalola, H. B. and Lateef, S. A.


This study examined the impact of green distribution and green procurement on environment and operational performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Oyo state Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design, the total population of the study comprises of 4,520 SMEs operators operating in Oyo state Nigeria, out of which 10% (455) were chosen. Stratified random sampling techniques were employed and data collected were analysed using regression and correlation analysis. The result of the study shows that Green distribution do influence environmental performance of SMEs. The results also revealed that, Green procurement has positive impact on environmental performance of SMEs. The study concluded that there is positive relationship between green supply and procurement efficiency and effectiveness of SMEs operating in Nigeria. The study therefore recommends that SMEs operators should embrace green supply management to enhance efficient green supply and procurement. Effectiveness and operational performances


KEYWORDS: Green distribution, Green supply chain management, SMEs