Social Responsibility and Management

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Social Responsibility in Supply Management
PROC 5000 - OA S1 2011 Procurement and Acquisitions
Professor Claude Wiedower

Table of Contents Abstract…………………………………………………………………………….1 Technology and ethical behavior...............................................................................1 Overcoming the perception of unethical behavior ...................................................2 Establishing an environment that foster ethical behavior..........................................4 Establishing an ethics policy......................................................................................5 Establishing an ethics training
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When trust is damaged employee performance declines, employee loyalty declines, employee theft rises and the relationship a company had with its clients ultimately fails.
Overcoming the Perception of Unethical Behavior Ethics in supply management is very important not only for the organization but in terms of labor, the customer, the environment, buyers, and suppliers.
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For the supply managers, the internal and well as external environment can be highly competitive and the desire to succeed is often accompanied with many pressures. Considering this, it is imperative that supply managers as well as upper management have a clear and concise understanding of all ethical as well as professional standards required. Integrity, in the decision making process, is critical and even the appearance of an impropriety can be damaging to management as well as the organization. As stated in our text, “The results of a perceived impropriety may become, over time, more disruptive or damaging than an actual transgression. It is essential that any activity or involvement between the supply management professional or potential supplier be strictly avoided.” (Burt, Petcavage, Pinkerton, 2010). For example, in a case involving several supply managers, two officials met unknowingly with a representative of a firm that submitted the proposal. Although, there were no discussions relating to the proposal while meeting, the mere suggestion of an impropriety was a
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