How Digital Platforms with a Social Purpose Trigger Change towards Sustainable Supply Chains

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Abstract

While digital platforms have been intensively researched, there has been little investigation into their role in sustainable change. Our study focuses on food supply chains and food waste and sustainable challenges. Using data collected from exploratory case studies of digital platforms and traditional actors in the food industry of a Nordic country, we categorized three major sustainable platform types: Alterationist, Redistributor, and Capability Builder. We view these as “Zebras,” a business serving profit and social purpose, and observe their emerging role in the food supply chain. We also identify key dimensions of governance and sustainability impact. With this study, we investigate how digital platforms contribute to sustainable change while also retaining their profit focus.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationHonolulu
PublisherHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Publication date2021
Pages4785-4794
ISBN (Electronic)9780998133140
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventThe 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2021 - Online, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20218 Jan 2021
Conference number: 54
https://www.insna.org/events/54th-hawaii-international-conference-on-system-sciences-hicss

Conference

ConferenceThe 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2021
Number54
LocationOnline
CountryUnited States
Period05/01/202108/01/2021
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN1060-3425

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