Supply Chain Management in a Degrowth Context: The Potential Contribution of Stakeholders

  • Belén Payán-SánchezEmail author
  • Miguel Pérez-Valls
  • José Antonio Plaza-Úbeda
Part of the Greening of Industry Networks Studies book series (GINS, volume 7)


The planet is changing and consumption patterns appear to be one of the main causes. The Earth has physical limits and eternal growth is basically not possible. In this context the economic theory of degrowth arises to change present consumption and production habits in order to ensure the survival of our planet and its inhabitants. Sustainability is a very important concept in the operations management field nowadays. In this chapter, we will contribute to this field discussing areas where degrowth is present explaining the important contributions of the stakeholder theory to reach a more sustainable supply chain, contributing to the achievement of SDGs. With this, we aim to highlight the influence that stakeholder pressures have when making supply chain management decisions to achieve a higher sustainability level in the firm, and ultimately, in the whole system.


Degrowth Stakeholder’s influence Supply chain management Sustainable development goals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Belén Payán-Sánchez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miguel Pérez-Valls
    • 1
  • José Antonio Plaza-Úbeda
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain

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