Should you buy your customer's values? On the transfer of moral values in industrial purchasing

Preuss, Lutz (2000) Should you buy your customer's values? On the transfer of moral values in industrial purchasing. International Journal of Value-Based Management, 13 (2). pp. 141-158. ISSN 0895-8815

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Abstract

This article discusses a transfer of moral values between purchasing and supplying organisation in the manufacturing sector. In the first part, the relevant literature is discussed to glean criteria, which could facilitate such a transfer. Given a scarcity of research into ethics in purchasing, the literature review is extended into related fields, such as total quality management, environmental purchasing in retailing and minority vendor programmes in the U.S. In the second part, the question is raised whether such a transfer can at all lay claim to being of moral value. The process is screened against established ethical theories, which are found to support it. Finally, the financial impact of such a policy on the supplier is considered.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Business ethics, Ethics in purchasing, Environmental protection in purchasing
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2016 11:39
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 11:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/63995
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