Diffusing sustainable practices along supply chains


The objective of this initial research idea is to investigate the sustainable SCM diffusion phenomena and its enablers.

In that sense, we study how the implementation of first-tier supplier development practices influences the implementation of second-tier supplier development practices.

To analyze our model we collected data in China and performed a series of OLS regressions.

Our results show that there is evidence for a diffusion effect in the particular area of sustainability. In addition, they also show that supplier’s commitment plays a role in this diffusion mechanism.

Sancha, C., Longoni, A., Wong, C.W.Y., Gimenez, C. (2017). Diffusing sustainable practices along supply chains. Proceedings of the 4th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum, 27-28 February, Milan, Italy

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