Framing a demand network for sustainability

Gyöngyi Kovács*

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The embeddedness of companies in their micro and macro environments, their interconnectedness in supply chains and with their stakeholders, makes it impossible for them to develop sustainable strategies in isolation from other actors, the basic motivation for such systemwide perspectives as those in industrial ecology. At the same time, the boundaries of these systems remain unclear. This paper aims to increase the understanding of the relative importance and the interrelations between different actors regarding corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and industrial ecology. The framework of demand networks is conceptualised and proposed as a tool for identifying relevant actors for developing sustainable corporate strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalProgress in Industrial Ecology
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)397-410
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • corporate environmental responsibility
  • corporate strategy
  • stakeholder theory
  • supply chain management
  • sustainability
  • corporate social responsibility
  • corporate responsibility
  • industrial ecology


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