Corporate responsibility, supply chain partnership and performance: An empirical examination
Gallear, D., Ghobadian, A. and Chen, W. (2012) Corporate responsibility, supply chain partnership and performance: An empirical examination. International Journal of Production Economics, 140 (1). pp. 83-91. ISSN 0925-5273
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Unlike corporate and business levels, there is little research examining corporate responsibility (CR) at the functional level of the firm including supply chain strategy. The results of a firm-level survey show that CR internal awareness, and monitoring CR performance are positively related to the supply chain partnership approach, however sharing CR best practices is negatively associated. Furthermore, the impact of CR on firm performance is mediated by the functional behaviour of supply chain partnership formation. Our study provides support for including CR awareness building and monitoring in the development of partnerships but cautions against imposing CR best practices on suppliers.