Management Review ›› 2021, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (9): 326-339.

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A Study on Sustainable Supply Chain Governance Path from the Perspective of Resources and Capabilities——Based on a Case Study of Lenovo's Global Supply Chain

Li Jingjing1, Li Yongjian1, Song Hua2, Yao Bingqian1   

  1. 1. Business School, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071;
    2. Business School, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872
  • Received:2020-05-14 Online:2021-09-28 Published:2021-10-09

Abstract: Sustainable supply chain performance and competitive advantage are based on specific resources and capabilities of organizations. Existing literature seldom explores the path evolution and dynamic process of ustainable supply chain's governance from the perspective of resources and capabilities. Taking Lenovo's global supply chain as the object, this study conducts a case study using the Resource Orchestration Theory and Relational View. Data shows the sustainable supply chain governance experiences three stages:the first is the core enterprise governance, the second is the supply chain members governance and the third is the supply chain ecosystem governance. Each stage follows the process of governance motivation-governance mechanism-governance effect. The internal and external resources and capabilities of core enterprise play the role of a foundation for governance. The governance mechanism, which comprises resources reorganization, capability reconstruction and value creation, exerts a governance effect with positive feedback, and gradually realizes sustainable governance goal from the inside out. In this paper, the governance path reflects the capability transformation from commitment, via connection and to consistency of Social Resource-based View. The results may have important reference value and management insights for improving the market competitiveness of Chinese enterprises and their supply chains through sustainable governance.

Key words: sustainable supply chain governance, resource orchestration, relational view, governance path, case study