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dc.contributor.advisorRamanchandra, Suresh
dc.contributor.authorWanninayake Mudiyanselage, Dumitha Thushara Abeysinghe
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-05T21:32:34Z
dc.date.available2020-04-05T21:32:34Z
dc.date.copyright2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/13248
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The objective of this research is to assess whether supply chain disclosures increase the values and competitive advantages for firms in the apparel manufacturing industry in Generalised Systems of Preferences (GSP) certified countries. Design/methodology/approach – Sustainable and Ethical Supply Chain (S&ESC) disclosures by 40 apparel manufacturers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Indonesia were compared with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework to ascertain the strength of disclosures. Multivariate analysis was then employed to assess their impact on firm values, measured by Tobin’s Q, and of competitive advantages, using organizational capital (OC) as the proxy. Findings – This study finds that S&ESC disclosures have a positive but not significant relationship with the values of firms. However, S&ESC disclosures positively and significantly influence the competitiveness of firms, suggesting those that disclose S&ESC matters have a competitive advantage over those that do not disclose. Outcome – The findings of this research will be useful for apparel manufacturers in the Generalised Systems of Preferences (GSP) certified countries, and for customers in developed countries. Originality/value - There is no known study that specifically refers to S&ESC disclosures in the apparel industry in GSP certified countries. This research fills that gap.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectSustainable and ethical supply chain disclosureen_NZ
dc.subjectGeneralized Systems of Preferencesen_NZ
dc.subjectOrganization capitalen_NZ
dc.subjectCompetitive advantageen_NZ
dc.subjectTobin’s Qen_NZ
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Sustainable and Ethical Supply Chain Disclosures and Competitive Advantage in the Apparel Manufacturing Sectoren_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Businessen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2020-04-05T02:05:35Z


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