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Sustainable global supply chains: New policy challenges, new research perspectives


  • Steglich
  • F.
  • Altenburg
  • T.
  • Carry
  • I.
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This chapter identifies major trends that are expected to have big effects on the future of global supply chains, such as digitalisation, decarbonisation and rising geopolitical tensions. It discusses key challenges arising from these trends and their implications for making global supply chains more sustainable. Based on this analysis, policy-relevant research gaps are highlighted.

Kiel Institute Expert


JEL Classification
F1, O1

Key Words

  • Foreign Trade
  • Global Value Chains
  • international trade
  • sustainable development