The author acknowledges the helpful and critical comments contributed by three anonymous Journal of Supply Chain Management reviewers and the editor on previous versions of the article.
Purchasing and Social Responsibility: A Replication and Extension
Article first published online: 5 APR 2006
Journal of Supply Chain Management
Volume 40, Issue 3, pages 4–16, September 2004
How to Cite
Carter, C. R. (2004), Purchasing and Social Responsibility: A Replication and Extension. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 40: 4–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-493X.2004.tb00175.x
- Issue published online: 5 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 5 APR 2006
Socially responsible purchasing continues to be an area of interest from both managerial and scholarly perspectives. Socially responsible purchasing has implications for all elements of the supply chain, including suppliers, employees and customers, among others. This article empirically examines purchasing social responsibility (PSR) across a large sample of manufacturing and service organizations. It is a replication of earlier work on PSR within consumer products industries. The article models PSR across the following five constructs: diversity, the environment, human rights, philanthropy and community, and safety. Findings and specific managerial implications are presented.