Title

Towards sustainable supply management: Requisite governance and resilience capabilities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-19-2015

Abstract

Sustainability entails avoiding net harm to natural or social systems while maintaining the buyer firm’s economic performance over an extended time. Achieving this balance over the long term, however, may entail trade-offs. Existing literature falters at clarifying the roles of supply management (SM) in achieving effective trade-offs leading to a sustainable competitive advantage. This conceptual study aims to provide such clarification by exploring the necessary role of two contrasting aspects of SM resilience: engineering and ecological in making effective trade-offs. The proposed framework posits SM governance capabilities to determine SM engineering and ecological resilience and, ultimately, effective sustainability-related trade-offs. The study extends existing SM sustainability frameworks by introducing SM engineering and ecological resilience as the imperative of governance capabilities.

Publication Title

Journal of Strategic Marketing

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

118

Last Page

130

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/0965254X.2015.1011201

ISSN

0965254X

E-ISSN

14664488

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