An ethical sustainability model for the Ready-made garments enterprises in Bangladesh

Rahman, Zoeb Ur (2023) An ethical sustainability model for the Ready-made garments enterprises in Bangladesh. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

The performance of the Read-made Garments industry is indispensable for Bangladesh. At present, this industry is providing the highest export earnings in Bangladesh. To maintain this industry’s growth and sustainability, the RMG enterprises in Bangladesh needs to have meticulous formulation and implementation policies of various business ethics practice. In Bangladesh, this sector has seen some inexcusable disasters, due to unethical practices and for these reasons, many enterprises had to close their business. Furthermore, this industry and some international buyers faced a lot of embarrassment and negative perceptions from various stakeholders for the negligence of ethical practice in Bangladesh RMG industry. Hence, the objective of this dissertation is to evaluate and provide the critical elements of business ethics for business sustainability through an ethical sustainability model for the RMG enterprises in Bangladesh. The author examines the published literatures related to business ethics and business sustainability from the perspective of the RMG industry. Towards the end of the literature review chapter a research framework for business sustainability encompassing various key drivers of business ethics is developed. The author used positivism research philosophy and deductive approach as well as followed a quantitative research method using Statistical Package for Social Sciences(SPSS) software, to examine the relationship between the different variables in the research framework and to test the hypotheses. Purposive sampling technique was used to collect the primary data using self-administered survey questionnaires from employees, who are working in the management level starting from the operational level to the top-level management. The study includes feedback from 279 respondents in 20 RMG enterprises from 5 different locations of Bangladesh, which assisted the author to gather a realistic insight regarding ethical conduct and contemporary trends in the RMG industry of Bangladesh and practice of ethics within corporations.Following a rigorous research approach, this dissertation provides a lot of findings with implication for both Ethics researchers and management professionals. The findings create a relationship between the drivers of business ethics and business sustainability and demonstrates the importance of this relationship for the RMG enterprises in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Doctoral Theses
Depositing User: Natalie Williams
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2023 11:52
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2023 11:52
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/2258

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