Purchasing and social responsibility: A replication and extension

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Socially responsible purchasing continues to be an area of interest from both managerial and scholarly perspectives. Socially responsible purchasing has implications for all elements of the supply chain, including suppliers, employees and customers, among others. This article empirically examines purchasing social responsibility (PSR) across a large sample of manufacturing and service organizations. It is a replica- tion of earlier work on PSR within consumer products industries. The article models PSR across the following five constructs: diversity, the environment, human rights, philanthropy and community, and safety. Findings and specific man- agerial implications are presented. The

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