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Christian Hagen is a principal with A.T. Kearney's IT Strategy Group and is based in Chicago. Advising clients in the financial services, high-tech, energy, and automotive industries, he specializes in helping companies leverage information technology to increase efficiencies. In this article he writes about strategic responses to low-cost rivals.
Green supply chain management (GSCM) is important in enterprises achieving profit and market share objectives by reducing environmental risk and impact. It is a new management paradigm, but it lacks sound and comprehensive theory for companies due to regulatory uncertainty and constantly shifting boundaries.
A business case exists for embracing socially responsible behaviour. Theory suggests that CSR can add to a firm’s bottom line, thanks to the beneficial influence that CSR can exert on the relationships with stakeholders. When stakeholders observe a firm's responsible behaviour they will consider that firm a preferred party to transact with.
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