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Post-Partnership Strategies for Defining Corporate Responsibility: The Business Social Compliance Initiative


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Title: Post-Partnership Strategies for Defining Corporate Responsibility: The Business Social Compliance Initiative
Authors: Egels-Zandén, Niklas
Wahlqvist, Evelina
Issue Date: 2007
University: University of Gothenburg. School of Business, Economics and Law
Institution: Gothenburg Research Institute
Journal Title: Journal of Business Ethics
ISSN: 1573-0697
Volume: 70
Issue: 2
Start Page: 175
End Page: 189
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: Springer
Organization: Wahlqvist, E. Dep of Human and Economic Geography, Gothenburg university
Keywords: actor–network theory (ANT)
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)
codes of conduct
corporate responsibility
garment industry
institutional theory
supplier relations
Abstract: While cross-sectoral partnerships are frequently presented as a way to achieve sustainable development, some corporations that first tried using the strategy are now changing direction. Growing tired of what are, in their eyes, inefficient and unproductive cross-sectoral partnerships, firms are starting to form post-cross-sectoral partnerships (‘post-partnerships’) open exclusively to corporations. This paper examines one such post-partnership project, the Business Social Compliance Initiative, ... more
Electronic version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-006-9104-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/18844
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