Socially responsible governance mechanisms for manufacturing firms in apparel supply chains

Aswini Yadlapalli, Shams Rahman, Angappa Gunasekaran

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This research addresses the question of how social responsibility can be implemented at the manufacturing facilities of the apparel manufacturers in the context of global apparel supply chains. The research conceptualises supplier selection and supplier development as the governance mechanisms of social responsibility. Based on 267 responses from Bangladesh garment manufacturers and employing covariance-based partial least square structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM), this study tests the hypothesised relationship between socially responsible governance mechanisms and firm performance. The results reveal that both supplier-selection and supplier-development governance mechanisms have a positive effect on a firm's social and environmental performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-149
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
StatePublished - Feb 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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