Sub-supplier management for social sustainability in multi-tier supply chains: An emerging economy perspective Event as iCalendar

(Information Systems and Operations Management)

20 November 2018

2 - 3pm

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Level 3, Room 319, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland, 1010

Presenter: Dr Abraham Zhang, Auckland University of Technology

This research is concerned with sub-supplier management for social sustainability in multi-tier global sourcing supply chains. The research is motivated by many disastrous industry accidents including the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, for which undeclared sub-suppliers/subcontractors were accountable. The extant research has been mainly from the perspective of buyers/retailers in the developed countries, and there is a knowledge gap in understanding the voice of the suppliers in the emerging economies. This research develops a conceptual model on factors influencing the supplier code of conduct implementation by sub-suppliers, and then tests the model by a survey study in India

Abraham Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Business School. His current research concentrates on environmental and social sustainability in supply chain operations. He was the recipient of the Emerging Researcher Award 2018 from AUT’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. Prior to that, he was a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato Management School, where he won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Emerging Scholar in 2015. He obtained his PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Hong Kong in 2011. Before he moved into the academia, he was a production supervisor in Singapore and a lean management consultant serving the Asia-Pacific region. He has been actively publishing his research and consulting works in reputable academic journals.

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