A Foundation of Sustainability Related Supply Chain Risks in Stakeholder Theory

Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)


Based on an in-depth literature review of supply chain risk management and drawing on stakeholder theory, we develop a conceptualization of sustainability-related supply chain risks. Our accompanying conceptual analysis reveals that damage caused by sustainability-related supply chain risks evolves qualitatively differently than the traditionally established mechanism. Instead of supply chain disruptions, stakeholder reactions are effective as triggers of damage to focal firms. Therefore, a novel sustainability-related supply chain risk management is required.


Sustainable supply chain management supply chain risk stakeholder theory legitimacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Supply Chain Management – Procurement and LogisticsEBS Business School, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und RechtWiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Logistics ManagementETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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