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A Systems Thinking Approach to Connecting and Aligning CSR Responses to Social Need in Scotland

  The session aims to present a conceptual model of the governance issues in connecting and aligning the CSR activities of Scottish Businesses and the real and emerging needs in Scotland and the third sector. This forms part of a KTP funded project to design and establish a grant-making platform for the Voluntary Action Fund that encourages the engagement in volunteering and social action in a Scottish context. The session explores how a 'systems thinking' approach may provide an interesting avenue to explore governance issues to embed sustainability in organisations and across supply chains. Particularly, sustainability-responses that focus on transparent and stakeholder engagement. Little research has been made in the area of supply chain governance, although research has been made in the area of 'governance and the theory of the firm' and contributions by Carter (2008) and Ashby et al., (2012) on the triple-bottom line in a supply chain context. This includes a discussion on the usefulness of 'rich picture' building from a pilot study of representatives from Scottish Businesses and voluntary sector organisations, funded by VAF. Keywords Soft OR Sustainable Development Supply Chain Management

  • Date:

    12 July 2015

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management

  • Funders:

    Voluntary Action Fund

Citation

Crossan, K., Tan, H., Paxton, S. & Weaver, M. (2015). A Systems Thinking Approach to Connecting and Aligning CSR Responses to Social Need in Scotland. In 27th European Conference on Operational Research - Programme HandbookISBN tbc

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Keywords

Sustainability, soft systems methodology, conceptual systems,

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