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Public sector supply chain management: A Triple Helix approach to aligning innovative environmental initiatives

Razak, Azley Abd; Rowling, Martyn; White, Gareth; Mason-Jones, Rachel

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Azley Abd Razak
Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Enterprise

Martyn Rowling

Gareth White

Rachel Mason-Jones


© 2015 National Research University Higher School of Economics. This paper argues that in order to deliver greater levels of sustainable performance, environmental strategy should be addressed at the supply chain level and not just at the level of the individual organisation. It demonstrates the similarities between the environmental statements of companies in both the private and public sectors and proposes that public sector organisations, by virtue of their considerable spend with private sector organisations, are in a powerful position to encourage and support environmental initiatives throughout their supply chains. Drawing upon Triple Helix Theory the paper discusses the importance of unifying the efforts of government, industry and academia in order to identify and operationalise innovative thinking in economies. It explores the roles of public and private sector organisations along with universities in developing environmental strategies and practices within supply chains. Environmental Management Systems (EMS) are discussed and the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is identified as a potential mechanism for structuring and reporting the collaborative environmental improvement performance of supply chains.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 16, 2016
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Deposit Date Mar 31, 2016
Publicly Available Date Mar 31, 2016
Journal Foresight and STI Governance
Print ISSN 1995-459X
Electronic ISSN 2312-9972
Publisher National Research University Higher School of Economics
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Pages 43-52
Keywords green supply chain management, performance, university, industry, engagement, alignment
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Contract Date Mar 31, 2016


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