Antecedents and Outcomes of Sustainable Supply Chain Integration in Emerging Economies: The Study of Large Russian Companies
The adoption of sustainability practice in the large business agenda is growing trend and it goes along with the increasing number of claims that sustainability business leaders generate more value and with a growing public and state attention to the transition of world economy to the green model of wellbeing, specifically in the field of supply chain management due to its high external effect. In order to push the agenda forwards there is a high demand of researchers for learning about antecedents and drivers of the sustainability adoption in the supply chain management, especially in the context of emerging economies where sustainability trend is still on the early rise. The paper explores the antecedents and outcomes of sustainability adoption in supply chain management in the Russian context using a multiple case-study approach. The data of research includes cases from oil & gas companies Gazprom, Rosneft, SIBUR, Lukoil and is used as an empirical evidence and background for articulation of antecedents and outcomes of sustainable supply chain. Through the analysis of the cases several drivers of sustainable supply chain integration in large Russian oil & gas companies were indicated including strategic, governance, and cultural drivers of sustainability.