|By making empirical studies of purchasing behaviours of companies, and the
consequences of these behaviours on supply chains and networks, it has
become increasingly obvious that all three dimensions of sustainablilty
have developed into vital issues for companies to deal with in decisions
e.g. concerning choices of suppliers, structuring of supplier networks and
how to deal with individual supplier relationships.
Industrial purchasing, Supply Chain Management, supplier relationships,
supplier structures, sourcing strategy, joint technical development