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 9 February 2010
  • Business
  • 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… 

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