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Ethical Issues in Global Supply Chains


  • Bodo Schlegelmilch

    () (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration)

  • Magdalena Oberseder

    () (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration)


Despite all technological advances, global supply chains are always based on the interaction of people. And wherever people interact, a kaleidoscope of ethical issues emerges. While consumer demands and concerns have undoubtedly led to an increased awareness of unethical conduct in the supply chain, contravening forces, such as the relentless pressures for low cost products and the ease by which consumers are purchasing non-deceptive counterfeits, should also not be ignored. Many retailers are now embracing ethical issues by emphasising, for example, that they take care of the production methods and working conditions pertaining to the goods they offer.

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  • Bodo Schlegelmilch & Magdalena Oberseder, 2007. "Ethical Issues in Global Supply Chains," Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, University of Milano-Bicocca, issue 2 Ethics .
  • Handle: RePEc:sym:journl:108:y:2007:i:2

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    1. Kahneman, Daniel & Knetsch, Jack L & Thaler, Richard H, 1986. "Fairness and the Assumptions of Economics," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 59(4), pages 285-300, October.
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    1. Silvio M. Brondoni, 2010. "Intangibles, Global Networks & Corporate Social Responsibility," Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, University of Milano-Bicocca, issue 2 Intangi.


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