Purchasing Ethics and Inter-Organizational Buyer–Supplier Relational Determinants: A Conceptual Framework

  title={Purchasing Ethics and Inter-Organizational Buyer–Supplier Relational Determinants: A Conceptual Framework},
  author={Amit Saini},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  • Amit Saini
  • Published 2010
  • Economics
  • Journal of Business Ethics
This study examines unethical purchasing practices from the perspective of buyer–supplier relationships. Based on a review of the inter-organizational literature and qualitative data from in-depth interviews with purchase managers from diverse industries, a conceptual framework is proposed, and theoretical arguments leading to propositions are presented. Taking into consideration the presence or absence of an explicit or implicit company policy sanctioning ethically questionable activities… Expand
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