The Responsible Corporation: Regulating the Supply Chain

Cover: The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Cover: The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Adrienne Héritier, Anna Müller-Debus, Christian Thauer – 2011

This chapter includes an empirical study examining the reasons why buyer firms will demonstrate a sense of corporate social responsibility in prescribing—and ensuring—socially responsible actions on the part of their supplier firms. Suppliers' products and production processes are increasingly controlled by buyer firms to ensure that suppliers observe the necessary environmental and product quality regulation for quality control; a task traditionally performed by public authorities under a legislative mandate. A transaction cost economics argument within an existing institutional environment is used to explain why firms engage in regulation and control of their suppliers and how this ‘private governance’ is affected by the existence of institutionalized political and legal regulations. This empirical study finds firms acting in a regulatory, and, thus overtly political, manner towards their supplier firms.

Titel
The Responsible Corporation: Regulating the Supply Chain
Verlag
Oxford University Press
Ort
Oxford
Schlagwörter
Multinationale Unternehmen (MNU), Gesundheit, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Teilprojekt D2
Datum
2011
Kennung
ISBN 9780199592173
Erschienen in
Crouch, C./Maclean, C. (eds.): The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy, 119-139.
Sprache
fre
Art
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