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Inter-organisational Design of Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives

Increasing the Legitimacy of Sustainability Strategies for Supply Chains

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Introduction

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.

Keywords

Entrepreneurship Resource-based view Structural equation method Supply Chains VSIs strategy supply chain

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Inter-organisational Design of Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives
  • Book Subtitle Increasing the Legitimacy of Sustainability Strategies for Supply Chains
  • Authors Nils Peters
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8349-8720-4
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2010
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8349-2151-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-8349-8720-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 226
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Business Strategy/Leadership
    Management
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