Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Global Supply Chain Compliance Issues: A Cultural Perspective

Contents:

Author Info

  • Linda C. Gordon

    (University of La Verne, USA)

  • David S. Kung

    (University of La Verne, USA)

  • Nancy R. Tao

    (University of Wisconsin, USA)

  • Harold Dyck

    (California State University, USA)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    The intent of this research is to discover global supply chain issues in the context of cultural differences around the world. In specific, the relationships between American and Chinese corporations are examined in detail in order to demonstrate the concept. In the past decades, numerous United States corporations have experienced unexpected supply chain compliance issues with respect to their relationships with Chinese suppliers. Some of these compliance issues have led to undesirable publicity and outcomes with the consumers in the United States. At the beginning there was the pet food scare that allegedly had poisoned hundreds of domestic pets. Then toy manufacturers that outsourced to Chinese suppliers had to recall significant numbers of toys due to high level of lead and other unsafe features. When US government agencies were made aware of these issues, further investigations uncovered many other potential dangers regarding products from Chinese suppliers. In particular are products such as food ingredients that are being utilized by US food manufacturers. These issues, and many others soon to surface, are putting growing pressure on the global supply chains that US corporations have developed with Chinese suppliers over the years. And the root cause of these issues resides within the compliance aspect of the global supply chains due to cultural differences. Therefore, in a relatively short period of time, the fast-growing business relationships between US corporations and their Chinese suppliers that were built with great difficulties over the past two decades are now being jeopardized. And this situation has potentially tremendous impact on the overall economic well being of the two nations, which to a large degree are inter-dependent.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.issbs.si/press/ISBN/978-961-6813-10-5/papers/ML12_050.pdf
    File Function: full text
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.issbs.si/press/ISBN/978-961-6813-10-5/MakeLearn2012.pdf
    File Function: Conference Programme
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    as in new window

    This chapter was published in: Linda C. Gordon & David S. Kung & Nancy R. Tao & Harold Dyck , , pages 149-152, 2012.

    This item is provided by International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia in its series Knowledge and Learning: Global Empowerment; Proceedings of the Management, Knowledge and Learning International Conference 2012 with number 149-152.

    Handle: RePEc:isv:mklp12:149-152

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.issbs.si

    Related research

    Keywords: globalization; supply chain management; cultural management;

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:isv:mklp12:149-152. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Goran Dakovic).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.