Organizations are looking to adopt environmental or sustainable performance management standards and certifications for their supply chains to satisfy stakeholder concerns and to respond to increasing awareness and interest in sustainability. However, there are several challenges regarding which standards and/or certifications organizations should adopt. This chapter discusses these issues; examines 19popular standard and certification schemes; considers three key functional supply chain activities as regards available schemes, buildings and facilities, production and operations and transportation; and provides suggestions for further research into this topic’s continuing challenges.
Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd, Tobias Pret and Eleanor Shaw
In this chapter, we set out a research agenda for extending and deepening our understanding of embeddedness in various contexts. Specifically, we advocate Bourdieu’s theory of practice as a conceptual frame for furthering our understanding of entrepreneurial embeddedness. We argue that it is time to question the primacy of economic capital and to, instead, consider in more detail the complex interplays of cultural, social, and symbolic capital. We also propose that future research explore a wider range of non-mainstream contexts, especially those lacking significant endowments of financial resources. Furthermore, we suggest that our epistemology should recognize the inter-subjectivity of entrepreneurial embeddedness and that we enact this through our methods.