This book focuses on environmental and social factors in international supply chains and industry networks. It explores whether socially-responsible and environmentally-conscious operations are complementary or conflictive to economic targets. The book elaborates on innovative approaches to manage the economic, ecological and social performance in supply networks from different perspectives. In addition, it links sustainability to operational processes and illustrates specific application contexts. Moreover, it covers the social dimension of sustainability.
The rise of sustainability in management forces enterprises to revisit the concept of profitability that drives their operations. Social standards and ecological targets represent critical factors that challenge industry networks. The interplay of these goals requires new insights from scientific research and managerial practice. New approaches and systems are needed to minimize environmental and social harms and to promote sustainability.
Marcus Brandenburg, Prof. Dr. habil., is Professor for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He has obtained a doctoral and a higher doctoral degree at the University of Kassel, Germany. His expertise includes model-based research on Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Marcus Brandenburg has authored numerous scientific journal papers and has also given various talks on that topic at scientific conferences. Moreover, he is co-editor of the book "Eco-Innovation and the Development of Business Models" published in the Springer book series "Greening of Industry Networks Studies".
Gerd J. Hahn, Prof. Dr., is Professor of Operations Management and Process Innovation at German Graduate School of Management & Law in Heilbronn/Germany. He is a former top management consultant and has obtained a doctoral degree from Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt/Germany. His research interests include model-driven approaches and decision support systems for operations and supply chain management in the manufacturing sector. Moreover, Gerd Hahn is working on topics in the field of innovation management of industrial and logistics processes with a focus on strategy and leadership.
Tobias Rebs, M.A. in Sustainable Management and Economics, is a research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Supply Chain Management of the University of Kassel, Germany. His research concentrates on stakeholder and risk management for sustainable supply chains. Methodologically, his expertise covers empirical research and content analysis as well as system dynamics modeling.
Release date NZ
July 25th, 2017
Edited by Gerd J. Hahn
Edited by Marcus Brandenburg
Edited by Tobias Rebs
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2018
63 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 282 p. 63 illus.