Moving from a compliance-based to an integrity based organizational climate in the food supply chain

Manning, Louise (2020) Moving from a compliance-based to an integrity based organizational climate in the food supply chain. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 2020. pp. 1-23. ISSN 1541-4337

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Compliance is the act or status of complying with an imperative regulatory or normative requirement i.e. compliance means working within boundaries defined by contractual, social or cultural standards. The aim of this narrative review is to use the food supply chain as a lens of enquiry to distinguish between compliance based and integrity based organizational climates and frame and rationalize why deviant behavior arises and how it can be identified. Contemporary theory is explored and critiqued using case studies to contextualize the challenge of organizations promoting supply chain compliance and at the same time recognizing the need for deviant behavior to occur in order to drive innovation and continuous improvement within food supply chains. Deviant behavior can be perceived as either positive in terms of driving continuous improvement or destructive where this behavior has a negative impact on the organization. Whilst multiple cultural maturity models seek to characterize positive food safety culture and climate, there is minimal research that focuses on the characterization of deviant negative behavior or the development of early warning systems designed to pinpoint signals, traits or characteristics of this behavior such as low staff morale, theft, property destruction or absenteeism. The use of cultural maturity models and assessment tools is of value in assisting organizations to translate from a rule, instrumental or compliance-based organizational climate to an ethically strong organizational climate that focuses on integrity, building trust and values and a new model is proposed and explored.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Agriculture, Food and Environment
Depositing User: Professor Louise Manning
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2020 11:38
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 14:56

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