Supply chain, sustainability, and industrial policy - the case of the UK offshore wind energy supply chain

Leseure, Michel, Cooper, David and Robins, Dawn (2014) Supply chain, sustainability, and industrial policy - the case of the UK offshore wind energy supply chain. Proceedings of the First International Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Forum.

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Abstract

UK policy makers and local authorities increasingly make a recourse to supply chain terminology when promoting sustainable development. Through a case study of the offshore wind industry in the UK, this paper shows that this recourse is based on artificial definitions that muddle the local-global dynamics of clusters with the economies of scale of global supply chains: these are two related but distinct concepts. We propose a different, meta-organisational, supply chain level of analysis which is more relevant and informative when considering and supporting investment in sustainable technologies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at 1st International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum, Groningen, The Netherlands, March 23-25 2014
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Departments > Business School
Depositing User: Michel Leseure
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 13:44
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 13:44
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2480

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