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Inter-organisational design of voluntary sustainability initiatives : increasing the legitimacy of sustainability strategies for supply chains

Author: Nils Peters
Publisher: Wiesbaden : Gabler Verlag / GWV Fachverlage, Wiesbaden, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Peters
ISBN: 9783834987204 3834987204
OCLC Number: 769052811
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Conceptual aspects of voluntary sustainability initiatives in the context of proactive sustainability strategies for supply chains --
Theoretical aspects of designing voluntary sustainability initiatives for supply chains --
Initial framework: a resource-based view of institutional entrepreneurship in the design of voluntary sustainability initiatives for supply chains --
An exploratory study of the institutional entrepreneur's resources in the design of legitimised voluntary sustainability initiatives for supply chains --
Development of the research model: resources, the design of voluntary sustainability initiatives for supply chains, and legitimacy --
A confirmatory study of the institutional entrepreneur's resources in the design of legitimised voluntary sustainability initiatives for supply chains --
Conclusion, further research and implications for business practice.
Responsibility: Nils Peters ; with a preface by Wolfgang Stölzle.

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Companies face two main challenges in the design of voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs): They recognise acceptance problems by different strategic stakeholders and opposition by competing  Read more...

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