Authors: Jonathan Daniel Berke, Ahmet Satir
Addresses: John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8, Canada. ' John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8, Canada
Abstract: A literature review on sustainability in supply chain management is presented. The review differs from past ones in that it surveys more the non-operations management articles such as those in the areas of industrial ecology, clusters/eco-industrial parks, economics of locality, systems learning and thinking. Inspired by the review, a conceptual flow cycle for sustainable networks is developed in terms of its four phases: development, production, distribution and assessment. Potential research opportunities are highlighted.
Keywords: literature review; sustainability; supply chain management; SCM; conceptual flow cycle; sustainable development; sustainable networks; sustainable supply chains; industrial ecology; industrial clusters; eco-industrial parks; locality economics; systems learning; systems thinking.
International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, 2011 Vol.3 No.1, pp.50 - 72
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