InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 8 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM II - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleAre we really doing the 'right thing'? From sustainability imperialism in global supply chains to an inclusive emerging economy perspective
Primary AuthorAnne Touboulic, Cardiff Business School
Other Author(s) Ehimen Ejodame
Pages 630 - 643
Article ID sdm15-046
Publication Date 02-May-16

There is a notable gap between the vast theoretical desires regarding supply chain sustainability and actual implementation in practice. The drawback situation exists in every part of the world with remarkable evidence of poor environmental and social practices in the emerging economies. This paper suggests a deficiency in the understanding of the complex realities in emerging economies. The paper draws on a discussion of existing literature, empirical insights in a developing country and the application of MaslowÕs hierarchy of needs. We suggest a multilevel and systemic view of the issue and articulate a number of propositions to guide future research.

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Remarks Paper presented at KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 12-14 April 2015
First date of publication in InImpact: 1 December 2015