Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The role of social auditors: A categorization of the unknown
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As demands on companies’ accountability have increased, researchers have turned their attention towards the social auditing practice and studied its role in companies supply chains. This study highlights a theory gap, questioning existing praise and criticism correlated to the categorization of social auditors. By comparing two different social audit categories, namely the independent and internal auditors, this paper contribute with a broader understanding of the similarities and differences between the two audit types. This study addresses the research question; how does the independent and internal social audit type support companies’ work with improving social standards in the supply chain? The theoretical framework includes aspects within the area of social auditing, buyer-supplier relationships and theories regarding the categorization of the two audit types. The study draws upon a qualitative approach investigating two cases with different social auditors, finding that both auditor types have their strengths and weaknesses, and therefore support companies in different ways. Referring to this tradeoff, this study concludes that the praise and criticism correlated to the two audit classifications of independent and internal auditor might not be completely valid, which calls for further research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Corporate Social Responsibility, Supply Chain Management, Independence, Multi-Stakeholder Initiative, Social Audits, Buyer-Supplier Relationship
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-202601OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-202601DiVA: diva2:632374
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Social Sciences
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Available from: 2013-06-25 Created: 2013-06-24 Last updated: 2013-06-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

The role of the social auditor by Björkman and Wong(839 kB)3377 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 839 kBChecksum SHA-512
a2537a4ca6d13a5c341035e175256973de45ec99be2915902b1be6cd1b720b47c8afb562c19efccc5dbedf426235c529942f09f236090bb313714aa4f4ecd6fb
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Business Studies
Business Administration

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 3377 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 877 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf