Buyers and their suppliers identify the same sets of activities as being unethical. Culture does not influence ethics associated with the interactions of US purchasing managers and their foreign suppliers. Additional research is needed to determine whether the results hold across other international purchasing situations. One possible extension would be to examine ethical issues when both the buyer and supplier are located outside of the US, and compare these results to ethical issues that exist when one party is located within the US. It is possible that a separate set of ethical issues, such as bribery and the use of child labor, may exist.
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- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering