The case study of a knowledge portal to foster sustainability best practices within a global supply network: a social network analysis approach

Leonardo Marques Gomes, Leonardo Marques

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    Abstract

    The precarious nature of global firms due to suppliers’ unsatisfactory sustainability ethical or environmental performance has been largely addressed. Hence, a company’s sustainability profile is constituted not only by its own practices, but also its extended global supply network. This paper offers a case study of a knowledge portal established by a major UK food retailer to foster information sharing and knowledge creation on sustainability best practices with its global supply network. The paper investigates the antecedents of network activity and shed light on how a focal firm may stimulate peer-to-peer communication on sustainability-related best practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication1st EurOMA Forum Proceedings
    Place of PublicationGroningen, The Netherlands
    PublisherRijksuniversiteit Groningen
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2014
    Event1st EurOMA Forum - University of Groningen
    Duration: 24 Mar 201425 Mar 2014

    Conference

    Conference1st EurOMA Forum
    CityUniversity of Groningen
    Period24/03/1425/03/14

    Keywords

    • business-to-business knowledge portal
    • social network analysis
    • global supply network

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