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An exploration of NGO and media efforts to influence workplace practices and associated accountability within global supply chains

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Deegan, C and Islam, MA, An exploration of NGO and media efforts to influence workplace practices and associated accountability within global supply chains, The British Accounting Review, 46 pp. 397-415. ISSN 0890-8389 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.bar.2014.10.002

Abstract

This paper investigates how social and environmental non-government organisations (NGOs) use the news media in an endeavour to create changes in the social performance and associated accountability of multinational buying companies' (MBCs') supply chains located in a developing country such as Bangladesh. In this research, we explicitly seek the views of senior officers from global and local NGOs operating in Bangladesh, as well as the views of journalists from major global and local news media organisations. Our results show that social and environmental NGOs strategically use the news media in an effort to effect changes in corporate workplace and related disclosure practices. More particularly, both the NGOs and the news media representatives stated that NGOs would be relatively powerless to create change in corporate accountability without media coverage. This is the first known study to specifically address the joint and complementary role of NGOs and the news media in potentially creating changes in the social and environmental operating and disclosure practices of supply chains emanating from a developing country.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:supply chain, developing country, multinational company, legitimacy, social and environmental NGOs accountability, news media, social and environmental disclosure,
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
Research Field:Accounting Theory and Standards
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
UTAS Author:Deegan, C (Mr Craig Deegan)
ID Code:138422
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:30
Deposited By:Accounting and Corporate Governance
Deposited On:2020-04-07
Last Modified:2020-04-07
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