Ethical Issues in Global Supply Chains


  • Bodo B. Schlegelmilch
  • Magdalena Öberseder



, Global Supply Chains, Ethics, Fairness, Global Markets


Despite all technological advances, global supply chains are always based on the interaction of people. And wherever people interact, a kaleidoscope of ethical issues emerges.
While consumer demands and concerns have undoubtedly led to an increased awareness of unethical conduct in the supply chain, contravening forces, such as the relentless pressures for low cost products and the ease by which consumers are purchasing non-deceptive counterfeits, should also not be ignored.
Many retailers are now embracing ethical issues by emphasising, for example, that they take care of the production methods and working conditions pertaining to the goods they offer.

Author Biographies

Bodo B. Schlegelmilch

Full Professor of International Marketing and Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

Magdalena Öberseder

Research Assistant, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration




How to Cite

Schlegelmilch, B. B., & Öberseder, M. (2007). Ethical Issues in Global Supply Chains. Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, (2), 12–23.