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Journal of Supply Chain Management

Purchasing and Social Responsibility: A Replication and Extension Members Only Content

Socially responsible purchasing continues to be an area of interest from both managerial and scholarly perspectives. Socially responsible purchasing has implications for all elements of the supply chain, including suppliers, employees and customers, among others. This article empirically examines purchasing social responsibility (PSR) across a large sample of manufacturing and service organizations. It is a replication of earlier work on PSR within consumer products industries. The article models PSR across the following five constructs: diversity, the environment, human rights, philanthropy and community, and safety. Findings and specific managerial implications are presented.

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