Springer Series in Supply Chain Management

Responsible Business Operations

Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Swaminathan, Jayashankar, Deshpande, Vinayak (Eds.)

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  • Presents state-of-the-art research on responsible operations and identifies associated underlying business models
  • Highlights current challenges and opportunities that business face in transforming their business to be more responsible
  • Discusses development of emerging economies and addressing the needs of the base of the pyramid 
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This book presents state-of-the-art research on responsible operations practices. The book identifies the challenges and opportunities arising from the shift towards responsible business operations and examines these issues through the lenses of operations management, emphasizing the supply chain transformations associated with these changes. Developing a responsible business model presents a great opportunity for firms to differentiate in the marketplace through innovative models and insights around responsible operations and supply chain management. To do so, companies in many industries are changing their practices around sourcing materials, supplier compliance around processes and labor, scientific and sustainable approaches to farming in emerging countries, managing counterfeiting risks, and public health management. 

Responsible Business Operations: Challenges and Opportunities is divided into three sections. Section 1 focuses on environmental responsibility for companies. It also explores alternative energy solutions for both the developed and developing world, as well as worldwide carbon footprint reduction efforts. Section 2 is dedicated to social responsibility, with chapters covering topics including improving agricultural food chains and humanitarian challenges for businesses. Finally Section 3 promotes ethical responsibility, analyzing ways to improve supplier compliance to product, process and ethical standards. 

About the authors

Vinayak Deshpande is a professor and area chair of Operations at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business school. His research interests are in the area of customer service and demand information driven supply chain management, supply chain collaboration, and addressing sustainability and corporate social responsibility issues in supply chains. He conducts this work in industry sectors that include defense, aviation, airlines, healthcare, computers and hi-tech. His research has been published in premier academic journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 


Jayashankar Swaminathan is the GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations. He teaches courses in global operations, global execution models and global supply chain strategy and management. Dr. Swaminathan has published more than 100 articles on these topics. He is the author of “Indian Economic Superpower: Fiction or Future?” He currently serves as a department editor for Management Science and Production and Operations Management journals.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Value Chain Innovations to Foster Development

    Pages 1-18

    Lee, Hau L.

  • The Impact of Crop Minimum Support Prices on Crop Selection and Farmer Welfare in the Presence of Strategic Farmers

    Pages 19-34

    Chintapalli, Prashant (et al.)

  • Improving Crop Yields Through Better Planting Schedules

    Pages 35-57

    Swaminathan, Jayashankar M. (et al.)

  • Role of Donors in Global Health Supply Chains

    Pages 59-79

    Berenguer, Gemma (et al.)

  • Inventory Prepositioning for UNICEF Plumpy Nut Supply Chain

    Pages 81-113

    Swaminathan, Jayashankar M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Responsible Business Operations
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Jayashankar Swaminathan
  • Vinayak Deshpande
Series Title
Springer Series in Supply Chain Management
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51957-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51957-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51956-8
Series ISSN
2365-6395
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 266
Topics