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Supply Chain Management

Inter-organisational Design of Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives

Increasing the Legitimacy of Sustainability Strategies for Supply Chains

Authors: Peters, Nils

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Voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) have become the most applied approach for companies to set environmental or social obligations for their supply-chains. However, companies face two main challenges in the design of VSIs: Firstly, they recognise acceptance problems by different stakeholders and opposition by competing initiatives. Secondly, they experience significant resource demands to set up VSIs and ask for more efficient solutions. Nils Peters addresses these challenges by empirically analysing the key resources and complementarities that enable companies to efficiently establish effective designs of VSIs both in terms of participants’ compliance and the acceptance of initiative-external stakeholders.

About the authors

Dr. Nils Peters received a doctor’s degree from the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in business administration at the chair of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle. Since then he works as management consultant.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Peters, Nils

    Pages 1-17

  • Conceptual aspects of voluntary sustainability initiatives in the context of proactive sustainability strategies for supply chains

    Peters, Nils

    Pages 18-53

  • Theoretical aspects of designing voluntary sustainability initiatives for supply chains

    Peters, Nils

    Pages 54-88

  • Initial framework: a resource-based view of institutional entrepreneurship in the design of voluntary sustainability initiatives for supply chains

    Peters, Nils

    Pages 89-94

  • An exploratory study of the institutional entrepreneur's resources in the design of legitimised voluntary sustainability initiatives for supply chains

    Peters, Nils

    Pages 95-132

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-8349-8720-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-8349-2151-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inter-organisational Design of Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives
Book Subtitle
Increasing the Legitimacy of Sustainability Strategies for Supply Chains
Authors
Series Title
Supply Chain Management
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8349-8720-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8349-8720-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8349-2151-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 226
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
Topics