Dr. Ikram publishes articles on Sustainable Energy Development in the Asia and Oceania Region and on Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM)


SBA Professor Dr. Muhammad Ikram has recently published on the topics of sustainable energy development and on green supply chain management in two different academic journals. Dr. Ikram published an article titled “Models for Predicting Non-Renewable Energy Competing with Renewable Source for Sustainable Energy Development: Case of Asia and Oceania Region” in the Global Journal of Flexible Systems and Management (JFSM). JFSM is indexed in the Charted Association of Business Schools (CABS) and ranked at ABS-2 as per AJG 2021. 

This study develops the integrated grey framework to forecast the growth trends of renewable and non-renewable energy production and consumption in the Asia and Oceania region from 2017 to 2025 by using novel grey forecasting models, namely even the grey model, discrete grey model, optimized discrete grey model, and non-homogeneous discrete grey model (NDGM). The study is the first of its kind to develop the grey integrated forecasting framework to predict the renewable and non-renewable production and consumption in the region of Asia and Oceania. This study provides useful information for policymakers, decision-makers and energy experts in sustainable energy planning, and simultaneously helps to make the environment more sustainable. 

Dr. Ikram has also published an article titled “Factors affecting managers’ intention to adopt green supply chain management practices: evidence from manufacturing firms in Jordan" in the prestigious Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR) journal. ESPR is a leading academic journal indexed in multiple databases such as Scopus and SCI, which has a 4.223 impact factor. 

The study presents a comprehensive framework to academics and decision makers that highlights the factors affecting the intention to adopt GSCM practices among supply chain managers. The study concludes that four out of seven factors such as supplier’s commitment, environmental sustainability, customer satisfaction, and cost factors are the most significant drivers of GSCM adoption among managers. In particular, these are the most significant factors that are related to the intention of GSCM adoption among supply chain managers. 

More details about the article on Sustainable Energy Development in the Asia and Oceania Region can be found at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40171-021-00285-7 

And the article on Green Supply Chain Management can be found at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-021-16022-7