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dc.contributor.supervisor Larson, Paul (Supply Chain Management) en_US
dc.contributor.author FEI ZHOU
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-06T21:18:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-06T21:18:04Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31995
dc.description.abstract Demographics are changing and populations are becoming more diverse in many but not all countries. In some countries, an increasing number of businesses are owned by women, visible minorities and other diversity groups. In response, academics and practitioners are starting to pay attention to supplier diversity (SD), which encourages purchasing goods and services from suppliers owned by members of diversity groups. This study focuses on development of SD programs in various countries, along with facilitators or inhibitors of SD adoption. The primary research question is: What national or cultural characteristics make organizations in a country more (or less) likely to have SD programs? Characteristics of interest include ethnic diversity of the population, GDP and Hofstede’s power distance index. Data collection included administration of a survey of purchasing and supply management professionals from 37 countries and gathering of secondary data for 55 countries. en_US
dc.subject Supplier diversity en_US
dc.title A Cross-National Study of Supplier Diversity en_US
dc.degree.discipline Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Gajpal, Yuvraj (Supply Chain Management) Millward, Liz (Women's & Gender Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2017 en_US


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