Benchmarking integration of ``sustainability'' principles into supply chain management processes and practices
Benchmarking: An International Journal will be publishing a special issue in 2014 on ``Benchmarking sustainability principles into supply chain management processes and practices''. Manuscripts are invited for this special issue of this prestigious international journal.
Due to globalization, contemporary businesses have proliferated their use of supply chains to harness synergies in their business processes, leading to enhanced shareholder values, reduced costs, shortened response time, added flexibility, increased profitability, etc. to mention a few. While such benefits of supply chains are many, if not managed properly, they may lead to degradation of environment, devaluation of labor, devaluation of human dignity, imbalance in socio-economic conditions of the host community/country, etc.
It is imperative, therefore, to have companies engaged in deploying supply chains to balance the pros and against the cons of deploying them without compromising the ``sustainability'' of the planet. There are cases on both sides of sustainability – some organizations going above and beyond to the detriment of the organization's existence while some paying minimal attention to sustainability issues to maximize the short term interest of their shareholders.
The intent of this special issue is to delve deeper into benchmarking of sustainability processes and practices employed in planning, developing, and implementing supply chains. This special issue will cover a range of issues with the dissemination continuum ranging from quantitative to qualitative, and philosophical to technical. The domain of the research manuscripts will encompass manufacturing, service, and the public sectors. All the traditional functional areas of business such as accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations, etc. are included within the scope of this special issue.
Authors are asked to conform to the article submission guidelines available at www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/ author_guidelines.htm?id=bij. Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer- review process. The deadline for submission of manuscripts to be considered for the special issue is August 31st 2013. If you have questions on this special issue and/or if you would like to serve as an ad hoc reviewer for the issue, please contact the Guest Editor:
Niranjan Pati, PhD
Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship
Rohrer College of Business
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
He would preferred to be e-mailed at: email@example.com with
``BIJ-Special Issue'' on the subject line.
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