A review of sustainability related trade-offs affecting suppliers in developed and less developed countries

Alka Nand, Raveen Menon, Ananya Bhattacharya, Raninder Bhamra

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This paper investigates the current state of research on sustainability-related
manufacturing trade-offs (i.e., giving preference and priority to one dimension over others) that affect suppliers in developed and less developed countries (LDCs). There is growing pressure on suppliers to adopt sustainable practices into their global supply chains. Successfully implementing all three dimensions of the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) imperative can provide organizations with an added capability and potentially result in competitive advantage and a focus on sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the long run. However, designing supply chains for achieving the TBL requires suppliers to recognize and overcome numerous tradeoffs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-483
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Business and Industrial Marketing
Issue number3
Early online date29 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2023

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