The Influence of Corporate Social Responsibility on Economic Performance Within Supply Chain Planning
This work aims to study the economic impact of incorporating corporate social responsibility issues in supply chain design and planning. A mathematical programming model that allows the optimal design and planning of supply chains is developed. A social benefit indicator is established where the regional development of less developed regions is intended. The supply chain is optimized under two different objective functions: economic and social. The model is applied to a case-study developed in collaboration with a Portuguese battery producer.
KeywordsCorporate Social Responsibility Supply Chain Social Benefit Mixed Integer Linear Programming Mathematical Programming Model
The authors acknowledge the Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT) for Grants SFRH/BD/51947/2012 and SFRH/BPD/63668/2009, and Projects PTDC/SEN-ENR/102869/2008, PEst-OE/MAT/UI0297/2011 and PTDC/EMS-SIS/1982/2012.
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