Sustainability priorities across the strategic and operational level in packaging development

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Abstract

Sustainability is well-established in many companies’ strategic postures. However, executing sustainability-related goals often lags at the operational level. This study analyzes how decision-making processes in packaging development at different hierarchical levels are characterized in achieving a sustainability consensus. This research focuses on the alignment of the strategic and operational levels of packaging development in relation to the integration of sustainability considerations. This materializes in a stakeholder perspective on packaging development, and an analysis of targets aiming for the integration of sustainability considerations in such development processes. The involvement and decision making by internal stakeholders, the involvement of external stakeholders, and sustainability target setting are considered as conditions causing the outcome of interest: levels of sustainability implementation on both the strategic and the operational level of packaging development. By using a set-theoretic method, we address that different compositions of stakeholder involvement and target setting might cause the same level of sustainability priority at the strategic and the operational level. For data analysis, we use a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) with empirical data derived from surveys among packaging experts. This approach is motivated by its ability to address the complexity of the interplay of case characteristics within development processes.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018 - Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhuhai, China
Duration: 19 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 21
http://www.2018iapriconference.org/

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Conference21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018
CountryChina
CityZhuhai
Period19/06/1822/06/18
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Packaging
Sustainability
Stakeholders
Development process
Target setting
Alignment
Qualitative comparative analysis
Lag
Decision-making process
Empirical data
Decision making
Fuzzy sets
Stakeholder involvement

Keywords

  • Packaging development
  • Strategic management
  • Operations management
  • Sustainability
  • fsQCA

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Sustainability priorities across the strategic and operational level in packaging development. / de Koeijer, Bjorn; Gelhard, Carsten; ten Klooster, Roland .

2018. Paper presented at 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging 2018, Zhuhai, China.

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