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Publication date: 1 February 1991

Ian Carruthers and Patsy Holland

The article discusses the use of a systematic approach to quality as an essential prerequisite for any health authority′s purchases of health care for its resident…

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The article discusses the use of a systematic approach to quality as an essential prerequisite for any health authority′s purchases of health care for its resident population, and also outlines the West Dorset philosophy, describing the implementation of a quality assurance programme under the following headings: Standards Definition; Auditing and Monitoring Standards Service Review and Improved Resource Use; Customer Care; Outcomes of Care; and Organisational Audit and Accreditation. It summarises two recent and ongoing initiatives, “Seeking Consumer Views” and “Asking GPs about Strengths and Weaknesses of Local Health Services”.

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International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0952-6862

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Publication date: 1 June 1999

Richard Woolrych

TWO RECENT CONFERENCES AND publications on direct payments indicate how these are integral to the Modernising Government agenda. They will have implications where…

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TWO RECENT CONFERENCES AND publications on direct payments indicate how these are integral to the Modernising Government agenda. They will have implications where supported housing is part‐funded by social services and where tenants receive services arranged or provided by social services. They can be used to help people with learning difficulties.

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Housing, Care and Support, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-8790

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Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, vol. 20 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-2026

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Publication date: 4 May 2012

Patsy Perry

The purpose of this paper is to determine how national cultural context may be harnessed to support corporate social responsibility (CSR) implementation when sourcing…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine how national cultural context may be harnessed to support corporate social responsibility (CSR) implementation when sourcing fashion garments from developing country manufacturers.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative case study approach was adopted, using purposive sampling to select seven export garment manufacturers of varying size and business model in Sri Lanka. Primary data were collected through on‐site, face‐to‐face interviews with managerial level and operational level informants within each company and through non‐participant observation within factory environments.

Findings

It was found that harnessing the local cultural context can support and progress CSR implementation at the factory level: in Sri Lanka, the Buddhist philosophy provided the moral underpinning and hence facilitated supplier engagement with CSR implementation. The presence of governmental support reduces the likelihood of CSR transgressions by adding an extra level of accountability for suppliers. Furthermore, the level of socioeconomic development also affects CSR implementation, as managerial competency increases with higher education levels.

Practical implications

Analysing the success of CSR implementation in the Sri Lankan export garment manufacturing industry enables the identification of country‐specific factors which support CSR implementation. The managerial perspective taken within the research would be of use to fashion brands and retailers that are looking for ways of progressing CSR implementation in their global supply chains.

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This paper presents industry‐specific data from a key global garment manufacturing country on a commercially sensitive subject. It identifies factors within the national cultural context that support CSR implementation in the fashion supply chain.

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Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management: An International Journal, vol. 16 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-2026

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Publication date: 1 November 1981

Liquid Control Ltd., Stewarts Road, Wellingborough, Northants has produced a new shortform brochure covering the company's wide range of equipment. The company specialises…

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Liquid Control Ltd., Stewarts Road, Wellingborough, Northants has produced a new shortform brochure covering the company's wide range of equipment. The company specialises in manufacturing liquid metering, mixing and dispensing equipment for a range of material viscosities and a diverse variety of applications.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 10 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 7 June 2013

Patsy Perry and Neil Towers

This paper seeks to identify the inhibitors and drivers of CSR implementation in fashion garment manufacturing from a supply chain management perspective.

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Purpose

This paper seeks to identify the inhibitors and drivers of CSR implementation in fashion garment manufacturing from a supply chain management perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative case study approach was adopted, using purposive sampling to select seven export garment manufacturers of varying size and business model in Sri Lanka. Primary data was collected through on‐site face‐to‐face interviews with managerial level and operational level informants within each company and through non‐participant observation within factory environments. Data analysis was conducted manually.

Findings

Adopting SCM principles supports CSR implementation in supplier facilities in global fashion garment supply chains by overcoming the negative effects of retail buying practices. It also progresses supplier CSR performance beyond that which is achievable via a coercive, compliance‐based model by encouraging suppliers to be innovative and take ownership of the CSR agenda. Hence, aspects of supply chain relationship management may be more critical in progressing CSR implementation than traditional bureaucratic monitoring and auditing mechanisms.

Practical implications

In an industry sector facing unique pressure on cost as well as lead time, fashion retailers must understand how to align CSR implementation with the unique competitive challenges of the sector. Analysing the success of CSR implementation in the Sri Lankan export garment manufacturing industry enables managers to identify barriers and supporting factors to CSR implementation in global fashion supply chains.

Originality/value

This paper presents industry‐specific data from a key global garment manufacturing country on a commercially sensitive subject. Its contribution to extant literature is the development of a CSR framework that identifies inhibitors and drivers to CSR implementation from a fashion supply chain management perspective.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 43 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 1 May 1970

Talk around Britain's application to enter the European Economic Community goes on; it has never really ceased since the first occasion of the French veto, although in the…

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Talk around Britain's application to enter the European Economic Community goes on; it has never really ceased since the first occasion of the French veto, although in the last year or so, the airy promise of the first venture has given way to more sober thoughts on the obstacles to joining and the severe burdens to be carried not only by the British people but by many of our kith and kin beyond the seas if the country becomes a full member of the Community.

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British Food Journal, vol. 72 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 January 1990

A team from Macpherson Paints' marketing department at Bury, Lancashire, are seen here celebrating their achievement of reaching the final four in a national marketing game.

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A team from Macpherson Paints' marketing department at Bury, Lancashire, are seen here celebrating their achievement of reaching the final four in a national marketing game.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 19 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 April 1973

D.H. Industries of Lyon Industrial Estate, River Road, Barking, Essex, have announced their appointment as exclusive U.K. and Irish distributors of Mini‐Media manufactured…

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D.H. Industries of Lyon Industrial Estate, River Road, Barking, Essex, have announced their appointment as exclusive U.K. and Irish distributors of Mini‐Media manufactured by Coors Porcelain Co. Mini‐Media is used extensively in sand, bead and pearl mills, and is available in two types.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 2 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 October 1983

Three senior management changes have taken place in the Coates Group.

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Three senior management changes have taken place in the Coates Group.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 12 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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