CSR within Large Retailers International Supply Chains

Symphonya: Emerging Issues in Management, No. 1, 2006

14 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2010

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Fabio Musso

University of Urbino Carlo Bo - Department of Economics, Society and Politics

Mario Risso

Niccolò Cusano University

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

The importance of CSR has recently increased in all economic sectors. Particularly in the retail sector, large international retailers are investing heavily to cope with the ethical demands of consumers and increase their own awareness of CSR issues. Key international retailers have begun to offer some ethical products, consolidating their approach to CSR through offers related to sustainable development and greater fairness in terms of distribution of benefits among all actors in the supply chain.

This article discusses the role of ethics and the CSR approaches of retailers in the management of international supply chains. In particular, it illustrates policies and tools adopted by firms that have implemented a CSR approach to managing supply chain relationships.

Keywords: Large retailers, Corporate social responsibility, Fair Trade, international supply chains

JEL Classification: F23, L22, L66, L81, M14

Suggested Citation

Musso, Fabio and Risso, Mario, CSR within Large Retailers International Supply Chains (2006). Symphonya: Emerging Issues in Management, No. 1, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1619982 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1619982

Fabio Musso

University of Urbino Carlo Bo - Department of Economics, Society and Politics ( email )

Via Saffi 42
61029 Urbino
Italy

Mario Risso (Contact Author)

Niccolò Cusano University ( email )

Via Don Carlo Gnocchi, 3
Rome, RM 00166
Italy

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