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					  Suppliers &
 competitors
      as
stakeholders

    Presented by: Group 9
                      Introduction
Competitors as Stakeholders

Suppliers as Stakeholders
       Supplier relationship as part of an industrial network

  Supplier’s                 Potential
                                                          Competitor
   supplier                  supplier


  Supplier’s
                             Supplier
   supplier
                                                    Corporation

                             Supplier
  Supplier’s
   supplier                  Potential
                             supplier
       Ethical issues and suppliers

Misuse of power

• Power derives from the degree of dependence that
  each actor has for the others’ resources.



The question of loyalty

• Fair treatment expected by suppliers
Preferential treatment

• Concerned with the fairness of the processes
  through which decisions are made

Conflicts of interest

• Occurs when a person’s / organization’s
  obligation to act in the interests of another is
  interfered with by competing interest that may
  obstruct the fulfillment of that obligation
Gifts, bribes and hospitality

• Related to official and unofficial perks
  that purchasing staff might be offered in
  the course of their interaction with sales
  person.

Ethics in negotiation

• The process of negotiation between buyer
  and supplier raises some ethical tensions
  like lies, puffery, non disclosure etc.
Case 1: Bittersweet chocolate
   • Child labour in the context of
     international business

   • ILRF law suit against Nestle, ADM &
     Cargill

   • Child labour and the law

   • Child labour and value driven
     management
Case 2: A beautiful deal?

Case details




               Ethical issues

				
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