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    Sustainable food supply chain research

    Yamoah, Fred and Yawson, D.E., eds. (2023) Sustainable food supply chain research. MDPI Books. ISBN 9783036573410.

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    Preface: A sustainable food supply chain delivers value in terms of profit and promotes the well-being of people and the planet. However, achieving sustainable food supply chains remains a significant challenge despite efforts to ensure more efficient food production and distribution globally. In tandem with policies and practices ensuring sustainable food supply systems, scientific research in this discipline has employed organizational theories such as the resource-based view, institutional and transactional cost theory, dynamic capabilities theory, and stakeholder theory to understand drivers and inhibitors associated with achieving more sustainable food value chains around the world. The extant scholarship on the sustainable food supply chain has evolved in different directions as a response to different food industry dynamics. However, consistent catalysts to such an evolution have been environmental variability and shock events that manifest as extreme climatic changes and natural hazards that are felt to different degrees in various geographical areas. The effects of environmental variability on food supply chains can be experienced at the local, regional, national, and global scales, but the supply chain disruptions due to the current COVID-19 pandemic cut across global and local food supply chains, and recovery strategies are being explored. Behind this backdrop, this collection of scientific articles seeks to understand the dynamic ramifications of the environmental variability on sustainable food supply chains to improve resilience. Other objectives of this collection of scientific work include to map the state of the art of sustainable food supply chain research before and during the pandemic as an essential benchmark to enable sustainable food research academics, students, and practitioners to gauge the trajectory of sustainable food supply chain research following the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a systematic view of current research on the sustainable food supply chain to serve as a useful seminar reference for future research following the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: This book is a reprint of the Special Issue 'Sustainable Food Supply Chain Research' ( that was published in 'Sustainability' (
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Fred Yamoah
    Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2023 15:51
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:20


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