Implementing sustainability in the Scottish food sector : bridging the theory practice gap

Jillian Catherine MacBryde , Beverly Wagner, Natalie McDougall

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Abstract

A review of the Scottish food sector exposes the need for improved sustainability, encouraging an exploration of theory. Emerging with significance is the natural-resource-based view (NRBV), which promotes sustainability via several competitive strategies. In spite of positive academic appraisal, literature suggests that inapplicability has prevented NRBV practical realisation, resulting in a twenty year theory-practice gap. However, links with SSCM contest this, implying that the NRBV is implemented in industry under the guise of emergent SSCM strategies. Adopting a qualitative interview approach this study tests this assumption, using the results to provide recommendations for sustainability improvements in the Scottish food sector.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2015

Keywords

  • natural resource based view
  • sustainable supply chain management
  • competitiveness

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