Corporate social responsibility–oriented compliances and SMEs access to global market : evidence from Bangladesh

Rahim, Mia Mahmudur & Wisuttisak, Pornchai (2013) Corporate social responsibility–oriented compliances and SMEs access to global market : evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 14(1), pp. 58-83.

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The convergence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate governance has immense impact on the participants in global supply chains. The global buyers and retailers tend to incorporate CSR in all stages of product manufacturing within their supply chains. The incorporated CSR thus creates the difficulty to small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs). Incompetence in standardized CSR practices is an important issue that causes SMEs either losing their scope to access global market directly or serving as subcontractors to large enterprises. This article explores this issue by focusing on Bangladeshi SMEs under the CSR requirement of the important global buyer.

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ID Code: 57803
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: corporate social responsibility, small-sized manufacturing, global supply chain, global supplier, global buyer, Bangladesh
DOI: 10.1080/10599231.2013.741417
ISSN: 1528-6940
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of Asia-Pacific Business on 11/02/2013, available online:
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2013 23:35
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 19:35

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