Developing Sustainable Supply Chains to Drive Value: Management Issues, Insights, Concepts, and Tools


Academy of Management Best Book Award

Chosen as the Academy of Management’s “Book Of The Year” in 2015. Click here and go to page 23 to read about this award.

Whether you’re a professional or a student on the executive or MBA level with supply chain management courses, this book provides a multi-perspective approach to sustainability and value chains to allow understanding from a variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds. Some of the key features of this book include:

  • Short vignettes of important trends to start each chapter, along with relevant management issues;
  • evidence based management examples from leading multinational companies along with small and medium enterprises spanning supply chains; references to appropriate tools, emerging technology, and practices;
  • chapter Action Items and Audit Questions for the reader to take a deeper look at integration opportunities involved in sustainability and supply chain management;
  • an action learning approach to applying concepts and tools so that readers from any functional perspective will be able to see where they are in terms of their ability of implement and manage a sustainable supply chain including guidelines on how to move forward with the first supply chain sustainability initiative.


About the Author(s)

Robert P. Sroufe

Robert Sroufe is the Falk Chair of Socially Responsible Business and Professor of Sustainability at Chatham University, where he enables integrated management in the School of Sustainability & the Environment, along with the Sustainability + MBA Program.

Steven A. Melnyk

Steven A. Melnyk is professor of operations and supply chain management and received his PhD from The Ivey School, University of Western Ontario in 1981 at Michigan State University. He has co-…

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September 15, 2013





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