Complex supply chain structures and multi-scope GHG emissions: the moderation effect of reducing equivocality Articles uri icon

publication date

  • May 2023

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0144-3577

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-6593


  • Climate change requires the reduction of direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a task that seems to clash with increasing supply chain complexity. This study aims to analyse the upstream supply chain complexity dimensions suggesting the importance of understanding the information processing that these may entail. Reducing equivocality can be an issue in some dimensions, requiring the introduction of written guidelines to moderate the effects of supply chain complexity dimensions on GHG emissions at the firm and supply chain level.


  • climate change; complexity; equivocality; ghg emission scopes; supply chain structure; uncertainty