Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains

  • Atalay Atasu

Part of the Springer Series in Supply Chain Management book series (SSSCM, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Profit-Driven Environmental Responsibility in Supply Chains: Motives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James D. Abbey, V. Daniel R. Guide Jr.
      Pages 3-17
    3. Necati Tereyağoğlu
      Pages 19-28
  3. Profit-Driven Environmental Responsibility in Supply Chains: Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Vishal V. Agrawal, Deishin Lee
      Pages 71-86
    3. Vishal V. Agrawal, Ioannis Bellos
      Pages 109-124
  4. Profit-Driven Environmental Responsibility in Supply Chains: Operational Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Ashish Kabra, Elena Belavina, Karan Girotra
      Pages 127-142
    3. Michael K. Lim, Yanfeng Ouyang
      Pages 143-162
    4. Mark E. Ferguson, Shanshan Hu, Gilvan C. Souza, Wenbin Wang
      Pages 163-176
  5. Regulation-Driven Environmental Responsibility in Supply Chains: Motives and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Atalay Atasu, Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Douglas Webber
      Pages 179-197
    3. Basak Kalkanci, Erjie Ang, Erica L. Plambeck
      Pages 223-239
    4. Gökçe Esenduran, Atalay Atasu
      Pages 241-257
  6. Regulation-Driven Environmental Responsibility in Supply Chains: Operational Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Özge İşlegen, Erica L. Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor
      Pages 283-312
    3. Tim Kraft, Özgen Karaer, Kathryn Sharpe
      Pages 313-337
    4. Luyi Gui, Ximin (Natalie) Huang, Atalay Atasu, L. Beril Toktay
      Pages 339-358
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 359-360

About this book


This book highlights what it takes to be successful in identifying and executing environmental responsibility from an operational perspective. It provides cutting-edge research from globally recognized field experts. It is a useful resource for practitioners to explore why and how firms engage in environmentally responsible operations. It is also valuable for academics as an introductory reference that provides direct exposure to key environmental operational problems faced by many firms today. This book can also be used as an introductory reading for students with varying educational backgrounds - from business school students interested in environmental issues to environmental scientists interested in obtaining a business perspective - as it provides a broad scope of key issues at the interface of operations management and environmental and social responsibility.

Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains is structured in a modular fashion, with each chapter introducing and analyzing a specific timely topic, allowing readers to identify the chapters that relate to their interests. More specifically, the book distinguishes between two key drivers of environmentally responsibility: Profit and Regulatory compliance. The book is divided into five sections. The first three sections of the book explore profit driven environmental responsibility, and provide examples as to where the motives for environmentally responsible business practices come from, where business opportunities are, and what operational perspectives are key to profitability. The last two sections of the book focus on regulation as a driver of environmental responsibility and identify motives, opportunities, or operational perspectives as to effective regulatory compliance. Ultimately the book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of sustainable operations and highlights the latest research on the topic.


Environmental Supply Chains Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Responsible Sourcing Supply Chains Sustainable Supply Chains Sustainable Transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • Atalay Atasu
    • 1
  1. 1.Scheller College of BusinessGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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