IT-enabled capabilities for sustainable supply chain management: An affordance theory perspective

Imairi Eitiveni, Sherah Kurnia, Rajkumar Buyya

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Abstract

There is an increasing consumer pressure to improve the environmental and social impacts of supply chain activities, forcing organisations to adopt sustainable supply chain practices. However, the management of sustainable supply chain is complex because it is inter-organisational in nature involving different and sometimes conflicting objectives and priorities among various stakeholders. Successful implementation of sustainable supply chain practices requires a set of specific organisational capabilities. Currently, very little is known about what capabilities are required and how information technology (IT) can enable those capabilities. This paper aims to address this knowledge gap by identifying a set of possible IT-enabled capabilities based on Affordance Theory. We put forward a novel approach that demonstrates how Affordance Theory could be applied to discover the roles of IT in capability development to support the successful implementation of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society
Subtitle of host publicationAre We Ready?, PACIS 2018
EditorsMotonari Tanabu, Dai Senoo
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9784902590838
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 26 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018

Conference

Conference22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems - Opportunities and Challenges for the Digitized Society: Are We Ready?, PACIS 2018
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period26/06/1830/06/18

Keywords

  • Affordance
  • Information technology
  • Sustainable supply chain management

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