A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

The Role of Technological Innovation in a Dynamic Model of the Environmental Supply Chain Curve: Evidence from a Panel of 102 Countries

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Anser Muhammad Khalid, Khan Muhammad Azhar, Awan Usama, Batool Rubeena, Zaman Khalid, Imran Muhammad , Sasmoko, Indrianti Yasinta, Khan Aqeel, Bakar Zainudin Abu
Publisher: MDPI
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Processes
Volume number: 8
Issue number: 9
Start page: 1
End page: 23
Number of pages: 23
eISSN: 2227-9717
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Permanent website address: https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9717/8/9/1033
Open Access: Open Access publication


Advancing smart production systems for green production remains a crucial priority for manufacturers, while the vision to achieve green supply chain management process (GSCMP) remains obstructed due to using less fuel-efficient technologies. This study suggested an intelligent logistics design that infused technological indicators with logistics performance indices (LPIs) to minimize carbon damages in a panel of 102 countries. The study used patent applications and trademark applications to analyze the technological progress, whereas LPIs—i.e., LPI-1 for assessing quality and competence services, and LPI-2 for trade and transport infrastructure—are used to determine supply chain management process across countries. The results show that carbon damages follow a U-shaped structure with technology-induced LPIs (TI-LPIs) and GDP per capita. The country’s GDP per capita and TI-LPIs decrease carbon damages up to US$15,000,000, while the moderation of patents application (and trademark applications) with LPI1 and LPI2 substantially decreases carbon damages up to US$13,800,000 (US$34,100,000) and US$6,100,000 (US$20,200,000), respectively. The causality estimates confirmed the growth-led carbon damages, technology-led carbon damages, growth-led logistics indices, and technology-led growth across countries. The results emphasized the need to move forward by adopting fuel-efficient technologies to minimize carbon damages across countries.

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