Agency Theory and Sustainability in the Global Supply Chain

  • Emanuela Delbufalo

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

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About this book


This book analyzes how and under what conditions collaborating corporations can effectively manage relationships with their suppliers in order to decrease the risk of suppliers’ noncompliance with codes of conduct and standards. In so doing, it represents an important addition to the management literature on corporate social responsibility in global supply chains – which is highly topical at a time when companies are increasingly aware of the social and environmental aspects of global sourcing. After an opening systematic review of the literature on agency theory and supply chain management, it explores the rationale underlying collaboration among competitors, and the most critical aspects of such collaboration, in depth. Thanks to the book’s use of real-life examples, readers will learn how agency theory can help improve relationship management and address the major issues in sustainable global sourcing.


Sustainability Agency theory Corporate social responsibility CSR Supply chain management Joint audit cooperation (JAC) Global supply chain Codes of conduct Supplier compliance

Authors and affiliations

  • Emanuela Delbufalo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human ScienceEuropean University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72792-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72793-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5490
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