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Ikea's global sourcing challenge

Author: Maryanne Barner; Anders Dahlvig; Christopher A Bartlett; Harvard Business School.; Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Harvard Business School Publishing, 2007.
Series: Managing in the information age.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This case traces the history of IKEA's response to a TV report that its Indian carpet suppliers were using child labor. Describes IKEA's growth, including the importance of a sourcing strategy based on its close relationships with suppliers in developing countries. Details the development of IKEA's strong culture and values that include a commitment "to create a better everyday life for many people." In 1994,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Case studies
Named Person: Maryanne Barner; Anders Dahlvig
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Maryanne Barner; Anders Dahlvig; Christopher A Bartlett; Harvard Business School.; Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation.
OCLC Number: 173276988
Notes: This disc has been recorded using DVD-R equipment and may not play in all DVD players or drives.
Performer(s): Speakers, Maryanne Barner, Anders Dahlvig.
Description: 1 videodisc (20 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Managing in the information age.
Responsibility: prepared by Christopher Bartlett.

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This case traces the history of IKEA's response to a TV report that its Indian carpet suppliers were using child labor. Describes IKEA's growth, including the importance of a sourcing strategy based on its close relationships with suppliers in developing countries. Details the development of IKEA's strong culture and values that include a commitment "to create a better everyday life for many people." In 1994, IKEA was surprised by a Swedish television documentary on the use of child labor by Indian carpet suppliers, including some that supply IKEA's rugs. How should the company deal with the ongoing issue of child labor in the supply chain?

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