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    Special issue: sustainable food supply chain research

    Yamoah, Fred and Yawson, D.E. (2023) Special issue: sustainable food supply chain research. Sustainability 15 (6), p. 4737. ISSN 2071-1050.

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    Abstract

    The persistent advocacy for a sustainable food supply chain is to enable stakeholders to configure, promote, and maintain food supply systems that deliver value in terms of profit and the well-being of people and the planet. Despite efforts to ensure more efficient food production and distribution globally, achieving sustainable food supply chains remains a critical global challenge. The extant scholarship on sustainable food supply chains has evolved in different directions as a response to different food industry dynamics, environmental variability, and incidences that manifest as extreme climatic changes and natural hazards in various geographical areas. The multidimensional nature of the field has proven to be a complex terrain for research. Therefore, research in sustainable food supply chains has received attention from a multidimensional scholarship. In the sustainable supply chain literature, studies provided indicators, drivers, and barriers based on the stakeholder theory towards the attainment of a sustainable food supply chain, whereas others highlighted the persistent social and environmental challenges and the essence of stakeholder collaboration to develop a sustainable food supply chain. Other strands of sustainable food supply chain research employed the resource-based view, systems theory for modelling sustainable food systems, actor-network theory, co-creation and collaboration on platforms for collaboration and co-creation, justice and fairness theory for food retailer–supplier relationships, and attitude–behaviour gap on sustainable food consumption. This Special Issue “Sustainable Food Supply Chain Research” in Sustainability, therefore, received interesting articles with multidimensional theoretical perspectives such as logistics services quality, governance and power relationships, food quality, production and environmental challenges of the food supply chain, actor-network theory, co-creation, and collaboration on platforms for collaboration and co-creation, digitisation of sustainable food supply chains, and systems theory for modelling sustainable food systems.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Fred Yamoah
    Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2023 06:49
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:20
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/50803

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