Multi-tier sustainable supply chain management

Grimm, Jörg; Hofstetter, Joerg S. (2019). Multi-tier sustainable supply chain management In: Handbook on the Sustainable Supply Chain. Research Handbooks in Business and Management series (pp. 526-541). Elgar https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786434272.00035

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A focal company’s boundary of accountability for social or environmental misconduct in its supply chain is hard to define. Non-sustainable business practices can occur at all stages in the supply chain: at raw material exploitation, intermediate production, or transportation. And it can occur atany tier of supplier. Thus investigating multi-tier supply chain sustainability is critical. This chapter argues for the relevance of sub-tier suppliers’ supply chains. Included in the discussion is institutionalizing sustainability standards throughout the entire supply chain, and the role of multi-tier analysis. Background on transparency and impact on sub-suppliers, drivers for active sub-supplier management, and critical factors for sub-supplier management are all introduced. Research implications and directions complete this chapter.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

Engineering and Information Technology > Institute for Data Applications and Security (IDAS)
Engineering and Information Technology
Engineering and Information Technology > Institute for ICT-based Management (ICTM)

Name:

Grimm, Jörg and
Hofstetter, Joerg S.

Subjects:

H Social Sciences > HF Commerce

ISBN:

9781786434272

Series:

Research Handbooks in Business and Management series

Publisher:

Elgar

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jörg Grimm

Date Deposited:

03 Dec 2019 14:43

Last Modified:

03 Dec 2019 14:43

Publisher DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786434272.00035

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.9331

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/9331

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