Manufacturing problem: Responsibility

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Literature Review: Responsibility problem for Manufacturing

This “Ten Problems for Manufacturing in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. sustainability, 
  2. industry 4.0,
  3. smart,
  4. responsibility,
  5. additive,
  6. digitalization,
  7. supply chain,
  8. optimization,
  9. skills gap,
  10. distributed.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

4 Responsibility

THE PROBLEM — Corporate social responsibility is a useful instrument to promote sustainability in organizations by focusing on their social, economic, and environmental aspects. Today’s organizations are immersed in a global market, where any detail can provide a competitive advantage over rival companies and condition their sustainability, especially in developing countries. Firms’ size and different stakeholders lead to different approaches toward corporate social responsibility.

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CONCLUSIONS — Lack of resources, lack of regulations and standards and lack of policy incentives are the most critical barriers impeding corporate social responsibility implementation in the developing countries. There is also a lack of a holistic approach to reverse, intra-firm knowledge transfer, considering factors not in isolation, but on an aggregate level, including interactions between them. Corporate green performance is significantly linked with the effective implementation of total quality management program and corporate social responsibility activities. The way organizations respond to stakeholders’ concerns also says something about the organization’s willingness to address what the situation requires, calls for, or dictates. Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resource Management have evolved and interacted over time, but both are described and analyzed from different perspectives. India has made both Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance mandatory for all listed companies. Estimations indicate a positive relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility adoption and firm efficiency in Vietnam. The Environmental Information Disclosure Measure exerted a significant impact on the listed manufacturing firms’ value in China. High level of Corporate Social Responsibility obtains positive response in Indonesia from shareholders and increase stock demand, increasing firm value. Through interactions with the venture capital firm during the earlier, entrepreneurial stages of development, a company narrows its focus to stakeholder activities that serve investor preferences.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Manufacturing in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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