Title: The lesson of value chain concept from SMEs to achieve UN SDGs

Authors: Pensri Jaroenwanit

Addresses: Department of Marketing, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Abstract: The food and beverage industry is linked to several SDGs. Companies around the world are currently considering the 17 SDGs in their operations. However, there is a scarcity of research on how small and medium businesses might contribute to these global goals. This research presents a case study from the top ten companies for SMEs as a type of qualitative research. This study aims to study how the top 10 food and beverage companies for SMEs use the value chain concept to achieve the UN SDGs. According to the findings, most food and beverage companies achieved UN SDGs Goal in SDG13: Climate change and they operate activities by the value chain concept in technology development. The value chain concept contributed to the competitive advantage with the success that an organisation has worked to create value for its customers.

Keywords: 17 sustainable development; value chain; SMEs; food and beverage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAITG.2023.135053

International Journal of Agriculture Innovation, Technology and Globalisation, 2023 Vol.3 No.2, pp.115 - 132

Accepted: 12 Jul 2022
Published online: 28 Nov 2023 *

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