Title: Sustainable supply chain management capabilities: a review from the resource-based view, the dynamic capabilities and stakeholder theories

Authors: Jairo Raúl Chacón Vargas; Carlos Eduardo Moreno Mantilla

Addresses: Industrial Engineering Programme, Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería 'Julio Garavito', AK 45 No. 205-59, Autopista Norte, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia ' Faculty of Engineering, Systems and Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Carrera 30 No. 45A-03, Oficina 453-104, Bogotá D.C., Colombia

Abstract: A semi-structured literature review was performed to understand sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) capabilities mainly from the perspectives of the resource-based view of the firm, dynamic capabilities view and stakeholder theory, including exploring their nature, origins and effects on firm performance. The capabilities construct remains scarce in the SSCM literature and literature reviews are almost non-existent. Particularly, the dynamic capability construct has barely been applied in the SSCM field. The nature of most SSCM capabilities studied to date is static and needs the support of organisational antecedents like supply management capabilities, strategic purchasing and corporate social and environmental proactivity, and is likely to positively impact firm performance. SSCM capabilities appear to be triggered not only by diverse pressures from external stakeholders, industry and markets, but also by internal factors independent of external sources.

Keywords: sustainable SCM; supply chain management; SSCM; responsible supply chains; SCM capabilities; green supply capabilities; organisational capabilities; social capabilities; environmental capabilities; dynamic capabilities; corporate responsibility; resource-based view; RBV; stakeholder theory; sustainable development; sustainability.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2014.067388

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2014 Vol.1 No.4, pp.323 - 343

Received: 22 May 2014
Accepted: 09 Aug 2014

Published online: 07 Feb 2015 *

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