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Can Blockchain Impact Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chains by Enhancing Forced and Child Labour Practises

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posted on 2024-03-18, 19:21 authored by Delroy Blackwood

Supply chain management is more challenging than ever as governments, communities, and consumers demand greater social sustainability from organizations. Global supply chains have been linked to child and forced labour and this has forced organizations to embrace technology as a viable option in fighting theses atrocities. Blockchain (BC) technology is one such option as it offers a set of features that global supply chains can leverage, namely transparency, security, immutability, and decentralization. This qualitative research explores blockchain adoption in global supply chains in the context of child labour and forced labour violations. The findings signify that blockchain can enhance the transparency of global supply chains, and positively impact child and forced labour practises. A key theoretical contribution emerged, by applying blockchain the transparency acquired, due diligence and collaboration is enhanced. Overall, the research is a further step in understanding blockchain's potential to address child and forced labour in global, which future research can build on.

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Language

English

Degree

  • Master of Science in Management

Program

  • Master of Science in Management

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • Thesis

Thesis Advisor

Abbas Keramati

Year

2022

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