Exploring Sustainability in OM and SCM: Setting the Research Agenda
About the Sustainability Forum
The Sustainability Forum is a new initiative of EurOMA that follows the path of the Service Operations Forum. It aims to be a meeting place forall researchers interested in the Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains area. The event fosters in-depth discussions of the field in a small setting. The aim is to generate new insights for research, teaching and business; to create collaboration opportunities; and to explore and discuss future research topics. Although the Forum’s audience is mainly academic, the involvement of practitioners is highly desirable and will be promoted.
The Forum will be a yearly event with envisaged follow-ups in Barcelona, Lancaster and/or Milan.
About the theme Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains
There is a large community of researchers that has entered the field of sustainability. Sustainability seems to be an umbrella for different elements of the triple bottom line including
- green operations,
- closed-loop supply chains,
- environmental operations, and
- socially responsible operations.
As with many new fields there are numerous questions to be answered for business and research. Typical questions to be discussed are:
- What type of theory on sustainable operations and supply chains needs to be developed?
- Which managerial approaches are employed in practice?
- How can sustainability in operations and supply chains be linked to other disciplines such as product development and human resources?
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