Markets, Business and Sustainability

Markets, Business and Sustainability

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Many studies on environmental and business sustainability have been conducted over the last couple of decades. These studies demonstrate that the concept of sustainability management can be applied ...
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Business Markets and Sustainability: The Way Forward

Pp. 221-227 (7)

Ilias P. Vlachos and George Malindretos

Abstract

This book chapter summarises the key findings and results presented in the book chapters as well as compares and contrasts key issues regarding the process of sustainable development (SD), the emergence and integrated identity of the so-called supply chain management (SCM) and sustainable supply chain management (SSCM). The book chapter presents three key areas: business sustainability, market sustainability and environmental sustainability. Under each sustainability area, the key results are summarized including insights and criticism regarding sustainability and the diverse perspectives regarding ‘the road towards sustainability’. Suggestions for future research are provided.

Keywords:

Sustainability, Business Sustainability, Market Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Supply Chain, Sustainable Supply Chain, Supply chain integration, Sustainability Criticism, Sustainability paradox, Value Supply Chain, Collaborations, Synergies, Sustainability performance, Cultural diversity, SMEs, Sustainability challenges.

Affiliation:

Northumbria University, UK.