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Inter-Organizational Issues Toward A "Greener" Supply Chain


  • D. Zouari

    ((Axe de recherche : Systemes d'Information) - CERAG - Centre d'études et de recherches appliquées à la gestion - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - Grenoble 2 - UGA - Université Grenoble Alpes)


Recent changes in environmental legislation have focused company thinking on business practices, particularly concerning the importance of integrating environmental concerns like outsourcing and procurement in supply chain networks. Supply chain partners are becoming progressively more accountable not only for their internal practices, but also for their suppliers' behavior because implementing a "greener" supply chain is far from an individual strategy. The objective of this paper is to study the difficulties that may be encountered by a focal firm with its partners from the perspective of implementing environmental practice issues, or improving these practices if they already exist. In this paper we develop an integrative conceptual framework to show the role of relationship types, contract design and clauses to coordinate the relationship between a focal firm and its supplier in the implementation of a green supply chain.

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  • D. Zouari, 2011. "Inter-Organizational Issues Toward A "Greener" Supply Chain," Post-Print halshs-00659348, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00659348
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    1. Boersma, Margreet F. & Buckley, Peter J. & Ghauri, Pervez N., 2003. "Trust in international joint venture relationships," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 56(12), pages 1031-1042, December.
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    Supply chain; outsourcing relationships; environmental practices; contract design;

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