International Standards and Supply Chain

RATIONALE

This topic provides an overview of the challenges related to corruption and unethical practises in the supply chain, with the emphasis on providing guidance and tools for dealing with corruption among a company’s supply chain members and other stakeholders.

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LEARNING METHODS

Having completed the module, students should be able to:

  • Understand the risks, costs, dilemmas, and rising expectations and responsibilities concerning the activities of companies in global and local business environments;
  • Develop appreciation of in...
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STUDY QUESTIONS
  1. Based on Chapter 1 of Business against Corruption (UNGC, 2006) and on your own analysis, discuss what the relationship, if any, is between corruption and the other 9 Principles to be adopted by businesses under the United Nations Global Compact.
  2. According ...
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CORE LITERATURE
Chilling Letter from Chinese Factory Worker
In late 2012, a New York City resident found a note hidden inside a shopping bag manufactured in China. The note was written by a Cameroonian prison labourer seeking help from the outside world....

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Stretching Federal Labor Law into the South Pacific
On the Pacific Island of Saipan, Chinese workers are employed in factories to produce garments for Western retailers including The Gap and Tommy Hilfiger. ...

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US Flouts Its Own Advice in Procuring Overseas Clothing
In spite of growing pressures from the public and governments for clothing retailers to enhance supplier responsibility, the US Government is found to not follow its own advice. ...

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ADDITIONAL LITERATURE
Integration of Developing countries in the Global supply.
The paper presents insights on the integration of developing countries in the global supply chain. The document is an effort to fill strategies employed by global producers and buyers in selection and operations of their production bases in different parts of the world....

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Accuform: Ethical Leadership and its Challenges in the Era of Globalisation
AccuForm, a German-Hong Kong joint venture specialising in the production of chemical coatings for application to garments, is confronted with a situation where an unauthorised Chinese manufacturer stole one of AccuForm's experimental coatings, applied it to their own brand of clothing, and sold it ...

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Case
ExxonMobil and the Chad- Cameroon Pipeline
This case presents the dilemma of a multinational oil and gas company, ExxonMobil, as it factors in the ethics issues related to the environment and cultural differences in deciding whether to proceed with building a pipeline in Chad and Cameroon, two of the poorest and most corrupt developing count...

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