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Asta Salmi, Anne M. Quarshie, Joanna Scott-Kennel, Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen, Biodiversity management: A supply chain practice view, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Volume 29, Issue 4, 2023, 100865, ISSN 1478-4092,

Biodiversity management : a supply chain practice view

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Author: Salmi, Asta1; Quarshie, Anne M.2; Scott-Kennel, Joanna3;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, P.O. Box 8000, FI-90014, Finland
2Turku School of Economics, 20014 University of Turku, Finland
3University of Waikato, Waikato Management School, Private Bag 3105, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240, New Zealand
4LUT University, Business School, P.O. Box 20, FI-53851, Lappeenranta, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-11-07


This paper addresses biodiversity management in supply chains. Biodiversity loss is one of the most critical environmental issues currently facing the planet, and yet, rather surprisingly, has received little attention by management scholars and researchers in supply chain management. This paper aims for greater theoretical and practical understanding of the issue by examining firms’ purchasing and supply chain management practices that specifically relate to managing biodiversity. This qualitative study involves interviews with representatives of six firms and other organizations in Finland and New Zealand. The research shows how these firms adopt or develop biodiversity management practices that reduce or eliminate negative biodiversity outcomes or even contribute to biodiversity restoration and regeneration. Using an inductive theory building approach and integrating insights from the supply chain practice view into theorizing, this paper develops a theoretical framework of practices adopted and developed by firms to manage biodiversity.

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Series: Journal of purchasing and supply management
ISSN: 1478-4092
ISSN-E: 1873-6505
ISSN-L: 1478-4092
Volume: 29
Issue: 4
Article number: 100865
DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2023.100865
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
Funding: Asta Salmi acknowledges the financial support received from the University of Oulu & The Academy of Finland Profi5 (326291). Anne Quarshie is grateful for research funding provided by The Foundation for Economic Education (Liikesivistysrahasto) and The Academy of Finland Profi6/BIODIFORM/Biodiversity and systemic transformation.
Copyright information: © 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (