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Monitoring Global Supply Chains
Firms seeking to avoid reputational spillovers that can arise from dangerous, illegal, and unethical behavior at supply chain factories are increasingly relying on private social auditors to provide strategic information ...
Government Green Procurement Spillovers: Evidence from Municipal Building Policies in California
We study how government green procurement policies influence private-sector demand for similar products. Specifically, we measure the impact of municipal policies requiring governments to construct green buildings on ...
Reinforcing Regulatory Regimes: How States, Civil Society, and Codes of Conduct Promote Adherence to Global Labor Standards
In response to pressure from various stakeholders, many transnational businesses have developed codes of conduct and monitoring systems to ensure that working conditions in their supply chain factories meet global labor ...
Public Procurement and the Private Supply of Green Buildings
We measure the impact of municipal policies requiring governments to construct green buildings on private-sector adoption of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard. ...
Customer-Driven Misconduct: How Competition Corrupts Business Practices - Appendix
Enhancing the Practical Relevance of Research
This article seeks to encourage scholars to conduct research that is more relevant to the decisions faced by managers and policymakers. I define relevant research papers as those whose research questions address problems ...
Assessing the Quality of Quality Assessment: The Role of Scheduling
Many production processes are subject to inspection to ensure they meet quality, safety, and environmental standards imposed by companies and regulators. This paper explores how the scheduling of inspections risks introducing ...
Customer-Driven Misconduct: How Competition Corrupts Business Practices
Competition among firms yields many benefits but can also encourage firms to engage in corrupt or unethical activities. We argue that competition can lead organizations to provide services that customers demand but that ...
Signaling without Certification: The Critical Role of Civil Society Scrutiny
In response to stakeholders’ growing concerns, firms are joining self-regulatory environmental programs to signal their superior environmental management capabilities. In contrast to the literature’s focus on programs ...
Engaging Supply Chains in Climate Change
Suppliers are increasingly being asked to share information about their vulnerability to climate change and their strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Their responses vary widely. We theorize and empirically ...