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Sustainable reverse supply chains for retail product returns

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Sustainable reverse supply chains for retail product returns. / Frei, Regina; Krzyzaniak, Sally-Ann Caroline; Jack, Lisa.

Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy. ed. / Natalia Yakovleva; Regina Frei; Sadhir Rama Murthy. Springer International Publishing, 2019. p. 159-182 (Greening of Industry Networks Studies; Vol. 7).

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Harvard

Frei, R, Krzyzaniak, S-AC & Jack, L 2019, Sustainable reverse supply chains for retail product returns. in N Yakovleva, R Frei & SR Murthy (eds), Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy. Greening of Industry Networks Studies, vol. 7, Springer International Publishing, pp. 159-182. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15066-2_9

APA

Frei, R., Krzyzaniak, S-A. C., & Jack, L. (2019). Sustainable reverse supply chains for retail product returns. In N. Yakovleva, R. Frei, & S. R. Murthy (Eds.), Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy (pp. 159-182). (Greening of Industry Networks Studies; Vol. 7). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15066-2_9

Vancouver

Frei R, Krzyzaniak S-AC, Jack L. Sustainable reverse supply chains for retail product returns. In Yakovleva N, Frei R, Murthy SR, editors, Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy. Springer International Publishing. 2019. p. 159-182. (Greening of Industry Networks Studies). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15066-2_9

Author

Frei, Regina ; Krzyzaniak, Sally-Ann Caroline ; Jack, Lisa. / Sustainable reverse supply chains for retail product returns. Sustainable Development Goals and Sustainable Supply Chains in the Post-global Economy. editor / Natalia Yakovleva ; Regina Frei ; Sadhir Rama Murthy. Springer International Publishing, 2019. pp. 159-182 (Greening of Industry Networks Studies).

Bibtex

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