What is it about?

This paper aims to question the capacity of firms embedded in global value chains to manage their natural resources in a sustainable way. Thus, it offers guidelines for more sustainable value chains.

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Why is it important?

This study offers a model of sustainable growth for firms willing to anticipate natural resource depletion by offering a shift in value chains. It consists of exploiting alternative natural resources and of rethinking the value offered to consumers. Thus, it goes against current models that merely focus on optimizing natural resource exploitation within global value chains.

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This page is a summary of: Disappearing natural resources: what flowers tell us about new value chains, Journal of Business Strategy, May 2021, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/jbs-07-2020-0168.
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