Confronting the grand challenge of environmental sustainability within supply chains: How can organizational strategic agility drive environmental innovation?
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CitationBouguerra, A., Hughes, M., Rodgers, P., Stokes, P., Tatoglu, E. (2023). Confronting the grand challenge of environmental sustainability within supply chains: How can organizational strategic agility drive environmental innovation? Journal of Product Innovation Management, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpim.12692
Supply chains are interconnected, globally distributed, and complex systemsthat significantly impact the environment and human civilization. Achievingenvironmental sustainability in supply chains is a grand challenge thatrequires collaboration and innovation among multiple stakeholders. In thisstudy, we combine the natural-resource-based view and the stakeholder-resource-based view (SRBV) to examine how organizational strategic agilitycan foster collaborative environmental innovation and enhance environmentalsustainability in supply chains. We use data from 758 managers from 185 firmsin Turkey, an emerging economy context. We find that organizational strategicagility, enabled by organic organizational structures and regional innovationinitiatives, leads to more collaborative environmental innovation with supplypartners and higher environmental sustainability performance. Our study con-tributes to the literature on grand challenges, organizational strategic agility,and innovation management by showing how for-profit firms can leveragetheir strategic agility to address the grand challenge of environmental sustain-ability in supply chains. We also find two interventions to promote this formof environmental innovation: developing organizational strategic agility andorganic structures within firms and involvement in regional innovation initia-tives to stimulate collaborative innovation for environmental sustainabilityamong supply partners.