Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Seminari: Management

Si informa che il prossimo Seminario di Dipartimento del ciclo “Management” a.a.2019-2020 si terrà venerdì 22 novembre, dal titolo:

 

 

THE EFFECTS OF UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABILITY GOALS OF 7, 9 AND 12 ON A CLOSED-LOOP SUPPLY CHAIN

 

 

Relatore: Talt S. Genc, Professor of Economics, University of Guelph, Ontario, CANADA.

 

Ore 11.30 - 13.00, Aula 100,  via Necchi 9.

 

Abstract

We consider a new closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) structure in which downstream manufacturer (M)
faces dierent types of consumers while engaging in vertical relations with a supplier (S) in the upstream.
The S invests in a a green component, and the M produces the nal green product. Firms are able to
diversify customer groups and meet their needs through investments, contracts, take-backs, and a variety
of pricing options. Specically, at the end of the supply chain there are three dierent demand groups:
contract customers, green customers, and wholesale market customers. While the rms execute the
United Nations (UN) Sustainability Goals (SGs) of 7 and 9, the type 1 and type 2 consumers respond to
these SGs and fulll the Goal 12 of Responsible consumption through their returns/take-backs, which
play an important role in terms of rm protability, consumer surplus, and environmental benets. The
main nding of this paper is that the SGs oered by the UN has important welfare-improving opportunities
in the CLSC. Among those of the UN SGs we identify that the Goals 7, 9, and 12 pertaining to industry
innovation, aordability and clean product, and responsible consumption/production are highly relevant
for the rms operating in CLSC industries. We nd that when all goals (Goals 9, 7, and 12) are applied,
all parties, the CLSC rms and consumers, are better o compared to the case under which no SGs are
applied. Furthermore, applying all goals is a Pareto-dominant strategy. That is, applying a subset of
these goals or applying no SGs are dominated by application of all SGs