No Actor is an Island: The Role of Partnerships in Sustainable Value Chains

Luai Jraisat*, Mohannad Jreissat, Farhana Sajjad, Luciano Batista, Thaana Ghalia

*Corresponding author for this work

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This research aims to explore key themes concerning partnerships between Business Actors (BAs) and Not-for-Profit Actors (NFPAs) along a Sustainable Value Chain (SVC). Forty interviews, as well as observations and documents representing (5) BA-NFPA collaborations, were done using a multiple-case approach. This research has identified two types of the key partnership-influencing themes: internally-focused and externally-focused partnership drivers and how they leverage the implementation of theSVC, including SVC approaches and governance forms. The innovative partnership approach is a novel contribution to the area of SVC research and helps the industry with decision making for creating successful SVCs amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Explicitly, findings regarding implementation and evaluation contribute to the theoretical and practical knowledge of value chains in the agricultural sector within emerging economies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-174
Number of pages12
JournalJordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022


  • Business actor
  • Covid-19
  • Not-for-profit actor
  • Partnership approach
  • Sustainable value chain


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