Balaisyte, Jurgita, Maria Besiou and Luk N. Van Wassenhove (In press)

Cross-sector partnerships for sustainable supply chains

in: Bouchery, Yann, Charles J. Corbett, Jan C. Fransoo and Tarkan Tan (ed.): Sustainable Supply Chains: A Research-Based Textbook on Operations and Strategy: 4, Springer International Publishing: Cham, Switzerland, (In press), 485-505.

Copy reference link   DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29791-0_22

Abstract: Sustainability issues are becoming more complex. Private companies respond to the new challenges with the pursuit of corporate social responsibility. One way to contribute to society and to deal with the increased pressure is by engaging in cross-sector partnerships with nonprofit organizations. But under which conditions are these partnerships successful? Using a multiple case research design we study the challenges in the process of creating sustainable value for supply chains through cross-sector partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and nonprofit organizations operating in developing countries. The chapter answers two research questions: (1) What are the challenges affecting the success of cross-sector partnerships to create sustainable value? (2) How can these challenges be addressed by Operations Management (OM)/Supply Chain Management (SCM) research?

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