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Practicing sustainability in operations and supply Chain management

Fritz, M. M. C.; Silva, M. E.; Touboulic, A.


M. M. C. Fritz

M. E. Silva


Grounded in a sustainability-practice approach, this editorial provides reflections on how sustainability can be embedded as part of organisations' daily operations and supply chain management (SCM) practices. Moving away from the understanding of a practice as a static action, we explore the metaphor of a tree to demonstrate that a practice is both complex and dynamic. In this editorial, we define practice and how sustainability practice became part of operations and SCM. We glance at previous literature on these aspects, including practice theories, and show how the papers gathered in this special issue complement the ongoing scholarly conversation. The papers additionally provide interesting contributions to advance the practice debate. Finally, we suggest several research directions.


Fritz, M. M. C., Silva, M. E., & Touboulic, A. (2022). Practicing sustainability in operations and supply Chain management. Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, 23(4), 323-328.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 14, 2022
Online Publication Date Nov 15, 2022
Publication Date Jan 1, 2022
Deposit Date Dec 12, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jan 2, 2023
Journal Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal
Print ISSN 1625-8312
Electronic ISSN 1624-6039
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 4
Pages 323-328
Keywords Sustainability practice; supply chain management; practice theories
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