Assessing the business case for supplier diversity in the construction housing sector

BOYAL-SETH, H., 2011. Assessing the business case for supplier diversity in the construction housing sector. DBA, Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

As the construction industry faces increased pressures to act in a more socially responsible way, the concept of "supplier diversity" is one of several topics that have found its way to the corporate social responsibility agenda. Often seen as a strand of the notion of ethical sourcing, the supplier diversity debate relates to the issue of promoting greater diversity in the supply chain by providing opportunities for traditionally under-represented suppliers to engage with large purchasing organisations. This thesis is an account of the final stage of a wider exploratory study assessing whether there is a business case for supplier diversity in the construction housing sector. Utilising an in-depth interview approach, it focuses on the merits of the "business case" for supplier diversity from the perspective of the minority business owner operating as a contractor (typically a small firm), in the construction housing sector. The research evidence presented stimulates a discussion about some very sensitive yet serious issues with the aim being to crystallise and create greater awareness of the business case for supplier diversity in the construction housing sector.

Item Type: Thesis
Description: The DBA is bound in 3 volumes comprising 6 components: Documents 1-6. The abstract is taken from Document 5.
Creators: Boyal-Seth, H.
Date: 2011
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 11:04
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2

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