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Cheng Li and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra investigated the relationship between misconduct by multinationals' foreign suppliers and subsidiaries and the multinationals' corporate social responsibility (CSR). They explain and find that multinationals whose foreign suppliers or subsidiaries experienced major environmental, social, and governance (ESG) breaches improved their CSR performance after the incident when compared to multinationals without such breaches. Additionally, these responses by multinationals to supplier and subsidiary misbehavior are more robust for multinationals from home countries with CSR mandates. Finally, they found that while major subsidiary misbehavior led to higher internal CSR performance, major supplier misbehavior resulted in higher external CSR performance. The findings provide valuable insights for managers of multinationals dealing with the challenges of managing misbehavior in far-flung suppliers and subsidiaries. They need not only to solve the particular misbehavior, but also implement multinational-wide initiatives to compensate for the breach in the social contract with stakeholders

Wendy's announced last month that it would introduce ‘dynamic pricing' in 2025, and outrage ensued. Assistant Professor John Lowery shares insight on how the move “makes sense.”


Inflation has fallen, but food prices remain high due to “a collision of factors,” according to D'Amore-Mckim school of business experts.


Assistant Professor John Lowrey comprehensive view of the decision-making process guiding grocery stores' waste reduction strategies.

The Globe and Mail

“This was the first time it's ever been done,” says Roy Anderson, who recently won the 2023 D'Amore-McKim Teaching Innovation & Excellence Award for his Supply Chain Virtual Innovation Lab.

You've probably noticed a welcome change of pace at the gas station: Gas prices have been steadily dropping.  The national average currently sits at $3.088 per gallon, according to AAA. At this time last year, the national average price was $3.327 per gallon, which was still lower than $5.016 per gallon, the recorded average price back…

The crises in the Panama and Suez canals are currently wreaking havoc on shipping routes, posing a threat to the smooth flow of the supply chain. I

Fast Company

Counterfeiting isn't only bad for company's bottom lines, but their it threatens the safety and trust of customers. Organizations should be taking a proactive approach to stop bad actors.

MIT Sloan Management Review

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant shifts in how companies manage their supply chains, with three major changes emerging. First, reshoring is becoming a dominant trend, with companies shifting production and manufacturing to domestic locations from overseas factories to reduce risk and maintain business continuity. Companies are also investing in digital technologies to improve visibility and transparency along their supply chains. Finally, firms are becoming more flexible in their supply chain management by diversifying their sources of supply and holding more inventory. These shifts are likely to have a significant impact on the way goods are produced, distributed, and consumed in the years to come, with government policies playing an important role in managing the impact of these changes.

Forced labor is often unidentified and unaddressed in global supply chains because international production networks are complex and obscure. Many companies are not actively tracing their supply chains beyond the first or second tiers, leaving out the complete picture of the origin of their raw materials.