Ensuring Sustainability in Global Value Chains: A Systematic Literature Review of Current and Future Buyer Competences

Heike Schulze , Lydia Bals

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    Implementing sustainability into global value chains remains a challenge for companies. Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) is one of the functions with most interaction towards the upstream supply chain network of the firm, thus influencing a substantial part of how its value creation is delivered. While previous sustainable PSM (SPSM) research has shed light on key elements such as stakeholder management on an organizational level, the individual level competences required to perform such tasks are much less understood. Therefore, a systematic literature review is conducted to determine the current research coverage of specific competences and knowledge required to implement sustainability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2017
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event26th Annual IPSERA Conference: Coping with the Future: Picking your Battles - Anna Grand Hotel, Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 9 Apr 201712 Apr 2017
    Conference number: 26


    Conference26th Annual IPSERA Conference
    LocationAnna Grand Hotel
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    • Purchasing and supply management
    • Competences
    • Sustainability

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