Introducing social sustainability aspects in supplier selection : the role of governmental intervention

Darwish Al Balushi, Ahmed and Rentizelas, Athanasios and Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Ana Beatriz and Tuni, Andrea (2017) Introducing social sustainability aspects in supplier selection : the role of governmental intervention. In: 4th International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum, 2017-02-27 - 2017-02-28, Politecnico di Milano.

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    Abstract

    This paper aims to understand how governmental intervention can drive organisations to adopt social sustainability aspects in their supplier selection process. The successful case study of the recent introduction of the In-Country-Value program at the Oil and Gas sector of Oman is examined. A survey and interviews with supply chain, contracting and procurement managers were conducted and the primary data was analysed. Governmental intervention was found capable of driving organisations to adopt social sustainability aspects in their supplier selection process, but leads to a 'cap' bounded by governmental requirements if the motivation does not come from within the organisations.

    ORCID iDs

    Darwish Al Balushi, Ahmed, Rentizelas, Athanasios ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5110-2467, Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Ana Beatriz and Tuni, Andrea ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8968-9462;