Are Lean Manufacturing and Corporate Social Responsibility Conflicting or Complimentary Strategies?

Pearson, Paul Michael (2006) Are Lean Manufacturing and Corporate Social Responsibility Conflicting or Complimentary Strategies? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Increasingly within both manufacturing and service sectors companies are adopting Lean principles and philosophies as a way of reducing costs and gaining competitive advantage in an ever increasing global market environment. At the same time there is an increase in awareness of Corporate Social Responsibility, both in terms of instigation and reporting (Sarbannes Oxley) either through increasing shareholder pressure or transparency.

This paper aims to explore, through the development of a conceptual framework, whether the increase in use of Lean manufacturing as a strategy is in conflict with or compliments the strategy of adopting Corporate Social Responsibility to gain competitive advantage. Due to large area that both strategies cover the focus of this paper will be restricted to areas relating to environmental and employment issues specifically.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 23:11
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/20148

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