The study aims to examine the ways in which digital technologies and green practices are adopted through UK manufacturing supply chains, with the overarching objective of providing direction for policy and business support initiatives in this critical area.

The research will comprise one-to-one in-depth interviews with managers and will address the following research questions:

  • How do managers at different levels in the supply chain experience best practice adoption processes?
  • What are the chief barriers and enablers to the diffusion of digital technologies and green practices in supply chains
  • What are the characteristics of supply chain relationships that facilitate/optimise diffusion?
  • What are the management practices most likely to foster innovation diffusion in supply chains?
ThemeDiffusion and productivity upgrading