Exploring dynamic natural-resource-based capabilities for sustainable agri-food chains

McDougall, Natalie and Wagner, Beverly and MacBryde, Jillian; Setchi, Rossi and Howlett, Robert J. and Liu, Ying and Theobald, Peter, eds. (2016) Exploring dynamic natural-resource-based capabilities for sustainable agri-food chains. In: Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies . Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, GRC, pp. 455-465. ISBN 9783319320960

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    The natural-resource-based-view (NRBV) is positively presented in literature as a competitive approach to sustainable operations. In spite of this the theory has struggled to transition into industry; something which academics attribute to a lack of practical guidance and ill-defined capabilities. The purpose this study is to identify NRBV capabilities. This is done via review of seminal NRBV studies and exploration of a synergistic relationship with SSCM, permitting the identification of potentially relevant capabilities. Dynamic capabilities theory is then applied to categorize the capabilities and further enhance applicability. A qualitative multiple-interview methodological approach is employed to empirically investigate the capabilities within the context of the Scottish agri-food sector.

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    McDougall, Natalie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2982-2561, Wagner, Beverly ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8025-6580 and MacBryde, Jillian; Setchi, Rossi, Howlett, Robert J., Liu, Ying and Theobald, Peter