Social and Environmental Dimensions of Organizations and Supply Chains

Tradeoffs and Synergies

  • Marcus Brandenburg
  • Gerd J. Hahn
  • Tobias Rebs

Part of the Greening of Industry Networks Studies book series (GINS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marcus Brandenburg, Gerd J. Hahn, Tobias Rebs
    Pages 1-10
  3. Performance Management for Sustainable Supply Chain Management

  4. Sustainability in Operational Processes and Specific Applications

  5. Covering the Social Dimension of Sustainability

About this book


This book focuses on environmental and social factors in international supply chains and industry networks. It explores whether socially-responsible and environmentally-conscious operations are complementary or conflictive to economic targets. The book elaborates on innovative approaches to manage the economic, ecological and social performance in supply networks from different perspectives. In addition, it links sustainability to operational processes and illustrates specific application contexts. Moreover, it covers the social dimension of sustainability.

The rise of sustainability in management forces enterprises to revisit the concept of profitability that drives their operations. Social standards and ecological targets represent critical factors that challenge industry networks. The interplay of these goals requires new insights from scientific research and managerial practice. New approaches and systems are needed to minimize environmental and social harms and to promote sustainability.


Industry Networks Supply Chain Management Sustainability Environmental Management Social Responsibility

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcus Brandenburg
    • 1
  • Gerd J. Hahn
    • 2
  • Tobias Rebs
    • 3
  1. 1.School of BusinessFlensburg University of Applied SciencesFlensburgGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Supply Chain ManagementUniversity of KasselKasselGermany
  3. 3.German Graduate School of Management and LawHeilbronnGermany

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