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RRBM Webinar: Advancing Sustainable Supply Chains

  • 1.  RRBM Webinar: Advancing Sustainable Supply Chains

    Posted 11-23-2022 17:53

    Speakers: Veronica H. Villena (Arizona State) and Denny Gioia (Penn State)

    Wednesday, 30th of November at 9am (Pacific) / 12pm (Eastern) / 5pm (London). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (incl. Q&A).

    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link and a reminder prior to the event.

    In an era when stakeholders are demanding sustainability, mismanaging tier-one and/or lower-tier suppliers can damage a firm's operations and reputation. This webinar will explore an exemplar responsible research based on an inductive study with three leading sustainable multinational corporations (MNCs) and a subset of their tier-one suppliers and lower-tier suppliers and complemented with several non-governmental and industry organizations.

    Suggested readings:

    • Villena, V.H. & Gioia, D. 2018. On the riskiness of lower-tier suppliers: Managing sustainability in supply networks. Journal of Operations Management, 64: 65–87.
    • Wilhelm, M.M., & Villena, V.H. 2021. Cascading sustainability in multi-tier supply chains: When do Chinese suppliers adopt sustainable procurement practices? Production and Operations Management, 30 (11): 4198-4218.
    • Kim, Y. H., & Davis, G. F. 2016. Challenges for global supply chain sustainability: Evidence from conflict minerals reports. Academy of Management Journal59(6), 1896-1916.


    Veronica H. Villena is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Arizona State University.
    Denny Gioia is Distinguished University Professor of Management Emeritus in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State.

    This webinar is supported by Responsible Research in Business and Management (

    For queries, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov

    Ibrat Djabbarov
    Cranfield School of Management