E-commerce supply chain finance for SMEs: the role of green innovation

Jiguang Guo, Fu Jia*, Fangxu Yan, Lujie Chen

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This paper investigates the impacts of e-commerce supply chain finance (SCF) on small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) financing performance. Using the 423 observations panel dataset of Chinese technology-based SMEs for the period from 2011 to 2020, the descriptive, correlation statistics and regression analysis are conducted. The findings indicate that e-commerce SCF platforms facilitate SME financing by increasing the coverage breadth and usage depth. Particularly, we found that comparing to e-commerce SCF usage depth, the coverage breadth has more positive impacts on SMEs’ financing performance. In addition, this research also reveals the positive moderating effects of green innovation on this relation. The results of the study empirically demonstrate how SCF platforms could better help SME satisfy their financing needs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023


  • SME
  • coverage breadth
  • e-commerce
  • green innovation
  • supply chain finance
  • usage depth‌


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