The way organizations manage their value chain has changed dramatically over the past decade. Today, organizations take account of economic issues, but they also adopt a broader perspective of their purpose including social and environmental issues. Yet despite its global spread, sustainable value chain management remains an uncertain and poorly defined ambition, with few absolutes. The social and environmental issues that organizations should address easily can be interpreted as including virtually everything. Current literature on the topic seeks to understand the effects and management of initiatives dealing with diversity, human rights, safety, philanthropy, community, and environment. However, the penetration of social and environmental considerations into value chain management is described as ’desire lacking reality’ thereby making the idea a patchy success. The objective of this research anthology is to investigate different angles of sustainable value chain management. The book’s 27 chapters fill holes and explore new fields; the chapters are organised in five sections: Sustainable value chains - context, drivers, and barriers; Sustainable value chains - managing activities; Sustainable value chains - managing networks and collaboration; Sustainable value chains - integrative perspectives; and Sustainable value chains - specific sectorial and industry perspectives.

part |2 pages

Part I Sustainable Value Chains: Context, Drivers, and Barriers

chapter 4|14 pages

Human Rights in the Value Chain

ByEmily F. Carasco, Jang B. Singh

chapter 6|18 pages

Supply Chain Themes in Corporate Social Responsibility Reports

ByWendy L. Tate, Jon F. Kirchoff, Lisa M. Ellram

part |2 pages

Part II Sustainable Value Chains: Managing Activities

chapter 7|12 pages

Aligning Goals and Outcomes in Sustainable Supply Chain Management

ByDayna Simpson, Damien Power

chapter 8|14 pages

Setting a Framework for Life Cycle Assessment in Sustainable Technology Developmen

ByTechnology Development Stelvia Matos, Jeremy Hall

chapter 9|14 pages

Creating Socially Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable IT-Enabled Supply Chains

ByIan M. Langella, Jerry Carbo, Viet Dao

chapter 10|12 pages

Social and Environmental Responsibility, Sustainability, and Human Resource Practices

ByHuman Resource Practices Wendy S. Becker and Richard Smith

chapter 11|14 pages

Using Codes of Conduct to Help SMEs Manage Supply Chains: The Case of SA8000

ByFrancesco Ciliberti and Job de Haan

chapter 12|18 pages

Environmental Standards and Certifications in a Value Chain Perspective: NGOs’ View on the Legitimacy of the Process

ByMartin Müller, Stefan Seuring and Virginia Gomes dos Santos

chapter 13|24 pages

Applying Economic Non-Market Valuation for Sustainable Supply Chain Performance Measurement and Evaluation

ByJoseph Sarkis, Aref Aghaei Hervani, Marilyn Helms

part |2 pages

Part III Sustainable Value Chains: Managing Networks and Collaboration

chapter 14|34 pages

Green Offerings and Buyer–Supplier Collaboration in Value Chains

ByP. Matthyssens, W. Faes

chapter 16|20 pages

Barriers and Facilitators to Developing Sustainable Networks: UK Local and Regional Food

ByMartin Hingley, Adam Lindgreen

chapter 17|18 pages

Incorporating Impoverished Communities in Sustainable Supply Chains

ByJeremy Hall, Stelvia Matos

chapter 19|22 pages

Understanding Resilience of Complex Value-Chain Networks

ByJeryang Park, Thomas P. Seager, and P. Suresh C. Rao

part |2 pages

Part IV Sustainable Value Chains: Integrative Perspectives

chapter 20|16 pages

Ever Expanding Responsibilities: Upstream and Downstream Corporate Social Responsibility

ByJudith Schrempf-Stirling, Guido Palazzo, Robert A. Phillips

chapter 21|28 pages

Meta-Management of Corporate Social Responsibility

ByMuhammad Asif, Cory Searcy, Olaf A. M. Fisscher

chapter 22|16 pages

When the Social Movement and Global Value Chain Literatures Meet: The Case of Fair Trade

ByNatalia Aguilar Delgado, Luciano Barin Cruz

part |2 pages

Part V Sustainable Value Chains: Specific Sectorial and Industry Perspectives

chapter 24|20 pages

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Bank Value Chain

ByBert Scholtens

chapter 25|20 pages

Sustainability in Value Chains: Empirical Evidence from the Greek Food Sector

ByGeorge Maglaras, Michael Bourlakis, Christos Fotopoulos

chapter 26|16 pages

Standardizing Sustainability: Certification of Tanzanian Biofuel Smallholders in a Global Value Chain

ByHenny Romijn, Sanne Heijnen, Saurabh Arora

chapter 27|20 pages

Sustainability in Humanitarian Organisations

ByIra Haavisto, Gyöngyi Kovács