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Title: Socially sustainable business practices in Indian manufacturing industries: A study of two companies
Authors: Mani V.
Agrawal, Rajat
Sharma, Vinay Kumar
Kavitha T.N.
Published in: International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
Abstract: This paper investigates the social sustainability of the supply chain of the Indian manufacturing industry. For the purpose, it examines the socially sustainable business practices adopted by two Indian manufacturing companies from two different sectors - cement and pharmaceuticals. The reason for the choice of companies from these two sectors is their wide divergence as well as economic importance. The study explores various activities under different social dimensions across the supply chain, paying particular attention to the drivers of such business practices as well as the lessons that can be learned from them. The comparative case study method has been used to explore the similarities and differences in the socially sustainable practices adopted by the two companies. To begin with, various social sustainability dimensions have been identified from the literature on the subject. Next, the socially sustainable practices of the two companies have been identified and compared. In the process emerge several important social dimensions related to the Indian manufacturing industry. This research expected to help supply chain managers and policy makers by providing crucial insights for decision making related to social sustainability. Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Citation: International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (2016), 24(1): 18-44
URI: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJLSM.2016.075661
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/9707
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Keywords: Comparative case study
Social dimensions
Social sustainability
Supply chain social sustainability
Sustainability practices
ISSN: 17427967
Author Scopus IDs: 56810725100
57209499374
57194535109
57209521517
Author Affiliations: Mani, V., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Agrawal, R., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Sharma, V., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Kavitha, T.N., Department of Automobile Engineering, Govt Polytechnic, Tumkur, India
Corresponding Author: Mani, V.; Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia; email: vmaniddm@iitr.ernet.in
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