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Will collaborative partners’ selection enhance sustainability performance of firms? An empirical study

  • Autori: Ramanathan, U.; Bruccoleri, M.; Awasthi, A.; Mazzola, E.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
  • Tipologia: Proceedings (TIPOLOGIA NON ATTIVA)
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Main purpose of this paper is to study the role of collaboration for sustainability, in success of business performance. Businesses can have collaborations with many players such as suppliers, logistics operators, clients, intra- and inter-departmental collaborations, for various purposes including the sustainability. We use qualitative approach, mainly semi-structured interviews to understand various dimensions of collaboration namely sharing of valuable information, physical resources both tangible and intangible. We try to understand the collaborative relationships of focal companies under study with its suppliers, buyers and logistics partners. Further, we will study the impact of collaborating partners’ selection in business performance.