Cultural Issues and Supply Chain Sustainability of Multinational Companies

  • Tiziana Russo SpenaEmail author
  • Alessandra De Chiara
Part of the Accounting, Finance, Sustainability, Governance & Fraud: Theory and Application book series (AFSGFTA)


This chapter aims at further exploring the role of cultural factors in the sustainability management of MNCs’ supply chain. In more depth, the study seeks to identify to what extent the dimensions of culture can significantly lead MNCs to adopt a more sustainable approach for their supply chains. A content analysis of CSR reports of companies operating in the automotive industry has been conducted. The analysis sheds light on MNCs’ sustainability practices and the interaction with suppliers while providing an insight into sociocultural issues considered as being central in managing supply chain sustainability. The results of our study confirm the marginal role of cultural variables in this respect, although a change in MNCs’ patterns can be noted.


Culture Supply chain Sustainability Supply chain sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsManagement Institutions, University of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Human and Social SciencesUniversity of Naples “L’Orientale”NaplesItaly

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