Sustainability and supply chain management: Publications in Brazil

Minelle E. Silva, Morgane M.C. Fritz, Breno Nunes

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Abstract

The number of research papers linking sustainability with supply chain management is increasing around the world. The purpose of this paper is to analyse how the publications in Brazil are considering the relationship between sustainability and supply chain management. The methodology applied consists in five major steps: (1) selection of databases and journals, (2) selection of the papers, (3) reading of papers' abstracts to select only papers that are related to business and sustainability, (4) qualitative and quantitative analysis of the selected papers' abstracts to define the main dimension of sustainability and sustainability aspect, and finally, (5) an evaluation of experts' responses to a questionnaire in the field of sustainability and supply chain in Brazil. The literature review was conducted in 120 Brazilian academic journals in which 124 papers were identified as being published in relation to sustainability, business management and companies, from 2008 until 2013. When considering the traditional Triple Bottom Line approach, the results of the analysis show that sustainability research in Brazil is focusing on the environmental dimension and SCM research is focusing on the economic dimension. Additional inputs are provided by integrating the governance dimension in the analysis to underline which actions and policies are discussed in Brazilian literature at a corporate level. The consultation of experts in the field of sustainability in Brazil was aimed at understanding better the results of the conducted literature review. One of the main conclusions is that there are large opportunities to increase publications about sustainability and SCM in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAMOT 2015 - 24th International Association for Management of Technology Conference: Technology, Innovation and Management for Sustainable Growth, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationtechnology, innovation and management for sustainable growth
EditorsG.A. Thopil, L. Pretorius
Pages1125-1140
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event24th International Association for Management of Technology Conference: : Technology, innovation and management for sustainable growth - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 Jun 201511 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference24th International Association for Management of Technology Conference:
Abbreviated titleIAMOT 2015
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period8/06/1511/06/15

Keywords

  • Brazil
  • literature review
  • supply chain management
  • sustainability

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    Silva, M. E., Fritz, M. M. C., & Nunes, B. (2015). Sustainability and supply chain management: Publications in Brazil. In G. A. Thopil, & L. Pretorius (Eds.), IAMOT 2015 - 24th International Association for Management of Technology Conference: Technology, Innovation and Management for Sustainable Growth, Proceedings: technology, innovation and management for sustainable growth (pp. 1125-1140)