Strategic trade-offs and sustainable supply chains

Leseure, M. (2016) Strategic trade-offs and sustainable supply chains. Proceeding of the Third Euroma Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Forum.

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Supply chain management researchers typically do not concern themselves with social acceptance. This is paradoxical as processes of social acceptance shape supply chain networks, influence location decisions, and define the underlying values from which supply chain design principles are formulated. Through a case study of the UK electricity supply chain and the decision not to build the Navitus Bay wind farm this paper concludes that the decision was the result of political processes that marginalise or ignore genuine sustainability trade-offs. It is unlikely that a truly sustainable electricity supply chain can ever be designed if such practices continue.

Item Type: Articles
Additional Information: Paper given at 3rd International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum, Lancaster, UK, April 11 - 12 2016, "The Local Versus Global Sustainability Debate"
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Academic Areas > Business School
Depositing User: Michel Leseure
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 13:40
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 12:34

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