Ethical procurement strategies for international aid Non-Government Organisations
Wild, Nigel and Zhou, Li (2011) Ethical procurement strategies for international aid Non-Government Organisations. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 16 (2). pp. 110-127. ISSN 1359-8546 (doi:10.1108/13598541111115365)Full text not available from this repository.
Purpose – The objective this paper is to develop and describe a conceptual framework for collaborative Ethical Procurement Due Diligence (EPDD) between International Aid Non-Government Organisations (IANGOs) in Humanitarian Supply Chains (HSCs). Second, to explore EPDD relationships with IANGOs, IANGOs and their suppliers, IANGOs and their suppliers’ suppliers, donors, IANGOs and IANGO suppliers.
Design/methodology/approach – The approach takes the form of qualitative research in the shape of a number of in-depth interviews, and the collection of secondary information across 11 IANGO organisations with senior logistics and purchasing managers.
Findings – Supply chain co-opetition strategies are being enacted by IANGOs to explore the formulation of EPDD. Concerns surrounding ethical risk in HSCs differ from commercial supply chains (CSCs) in relation to NGO relationships with donors and supplier networks. EPDD by IANGOs beyond the first tier of suppliers in HSCs is limited to Lead IANGO(s).
Research limitations/implications – The case study approach adopted restricts the generality of findings; however, the research explores ethical behaviour in a new direction, that of IANGOs in HSCs, and their relationships with donors and supplier networks. This has implications for the management of ethical risk strategies in HSCs.
Practical implications – The paper determines barriers and enablers to collaboration between NGOs and as such assists in the process of developing risk-rating systems for ethical procurement in NGO HSCs.
Originality/value – This is the first study to investigate the issues surrounding collaborative ethical procurement in IANGO HSCs, and associated ethical procurement risk management strategies in relation to donors and supplier networks.
|Additional Information:|| First published: 2011.  Published as: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, (2011), Vol. 16, (2), pp. 110-127.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ethical procurement, risk, international aid non-government organisation, humanitarian supply chain, collaboration, supplier networks, donors|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
School of Business > Supply Chain Research Group
|Last Modified:||25 Jul 2013 16:30|
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