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Sustainability 2018, 10(1), 171;

Sustainable Collaborative Governance in Supply Chain

School of Economics and Management, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
Penn State Harrisburg, School of Public Affairs, Middletown, PA 17057, USA
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Received: 20 November 2017 / Revised: 7 January 2018 / Accepted: 9 January 2018 / Published: 12 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Collaborative governance plays a critical role in guiding the whole supply chain to achieve its strategic goals. Today’s tremendously changing and competitive business environment imposes a significant challenge for firms to sustain a balance between their self-interest and the required interdependency existed among them within a supply chain. Built upon the extensive literature on the supply chain management, this paper theorizes and proposes a Sustainable Collaborative Governance Framework detailing adaptive decision-making and action mechanisms throughout supply chain lifecycle that will enable the whole supply chain proactively and resiliently respond to uncertainties or perturbations without undergoing significant changes to firms’ normal operations. The framework extends the understanding and practice of the sustainable supply chain management by focusing on its dynamic, elastic, holistic, uncertainty-handling and future-oriented characteristics. View Full-Text
Keywords: supply chain management; changing and competitive environment; Sustainable Collaborative Governance supply chain management; changing and competitive environment; Sustainable Collaborative Governance

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