Title: A theoretical framework of socially responsible supply chain for future research: from a literature study perspective

Authors: Satyendra Kumar Sharma; Saurabh Chadha; Pradeep Kautish

Addresses: Department of Management, New Academic Building, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, PIN-333031, India ' Department of Management, New Academic Building, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan, PIN-333031, India ' Faculty of Management Studies, Mody University, Lakashmangarh, Rajasthan, India

Abstract: The constructive idea of sustainability has been narrowed to three dimensions, i.e., social, economic and environment. The extant researches on sustainability have examined the economic and environmental dimensions. The social proportion, a prime aspect, has some extent overlooked both in method and in review of literature as well. In this study, through in-depth literature review, researcher has been made an effort to execution of socially responsible supply chains through construct a theoretical framework. Relevant constructs like dimensions of socially responsible supply chains along with an obstructions has been identified toward implementing socially responsible supply chain. The proposed framework aims to help the practitioners and the industries to create their supply chain socially liable which will help them move towards an all-inclusive sustainable development. This thorough literature review is extensive and sets the future research agenda that is ignored so far.

Keywords: socially responsible; supply chain; future research agenda.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2021.112392

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2021 Vol.14 No.1, pp.30 - 61

Received: 11 Jun 2019
Accepted: 01 Oct 2019

Published online: 29 Dec 2020 *

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