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Corruption and supply chain management toward the sustainable development goals era

Marcelo de Sousa Monteiro (Controladoria e Ouvidoria Geral do Estado do Ceará, Brazil; Ms. in Public Sector Economics at Universidade Federal do Ceará, and PhD candidate at Universidade de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil)
Fernando Luiz E. Viana (Universidade de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil)
José Milton de Sousa-Filho (Universidade de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil)

Corporate Governance

ISSN: 1472-0701

Article publication date: 14 August 2018

Issue publication date: 23 October 2018




This paper aims to identify academic literature studies on corruption in the supply chain management (SCM) from 2005 to 2016 to propose a research agenda. The review links this possible new course of research within the sustainable development goals (SDGs) framework, proposed by the United Nations from 2015 to 2030.


A literature review method was used in the academic research to identify which approaches are used for corruption in SCM. The analysis of the context of SDGs required an integrated approach once the goals are interconnected.


Despite the increase in research studies in 2015, there is still little research focusing specifically on corruption in SCM. There is a broad opportunity to connect the research on corruption in SCM with the context of the practice to achieve the SDGs.


Considering the economic, social and environmental risks of corruption practices in SCM and the scarce academic literature on these themes together, a research agenda with interdisciplinary groups is suggested to deepen the subjects. There are some questions related to corruption in SCM and its connections with practice to achieve the SDGs.



Monteiro, M.d.S., Viana, F.L.E. and Sousa-Filho, J.M.d. (2018), "Corruption and supply chain management toward the sustainable development goals era", Corporate Governance, Vol. 18 No. 6, pp. 1207-1219.



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