Sustainability Exchange Governance in the Textile and Apparel Industry –“Why Do the Suppliers Find It Hard to Comply with the Buying Companies Sustainability Requirements?”

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Abstract

The aim of the paper is to reach a better understanding of which governance structures areapplied in the exchanges between buying companies and suppliers in the Textile and ApparelIndustry in order to ensure supplier sustainability compliance. Furthermore, an additional aim isto analyze suppliers’ perception of and reaction to these different governance structures. Theanalysis is based on 30 supplier interviews conducted in India, Bangladesh and China. The resultsof the analysis will lead to a better understanding of why, taking into account the governancestructures used, suppliers find it difficult to meet and comply with the buying companies’demands for sustainability and might behave in a legitimate opportunistic way.
Translated title of the contributionSustainability udvekslingsledelse i tekstil og beklædningsbranchen - Hvorfor finder leverandører det svært at overholde køber virksomhedernes krav til sustainability?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th Annual IPSERA Conference, Amsterdam 2015
Number of pages10
Publication date5 Apr 2015
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2015
EventIPSERA Conference - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Apr 20158 Apr 2015
Conference number: 24

Conference

ConferenceIPSERA Conference
Number24
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period05/04/1508/04/15

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