Welcome to the website for the SCA-Emp project!

Union Flag Flag_of_Brazil Flag_of_South_AfricaSCA-Emp is a research project that is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (Grant Reference: ES/K006452/1) to examine supply chain accounting and employment practices in the automotive and textile industries in South Africa and Brazil. This three-year project aims to explore the current role and future potential of supply chain accounting in facilitating complementary HR practices and improved labour standards.

The investigating team includes an international spread of academics from different disciplines to ensure a comprehensive degree of coverage. Principal Investigator Professor Pauline Dibben is joined on the project by Sheffield University Management School colleagues Professor John Cullen and Professor Phil Johnson and Dr Juliana Meira, together with Professor Geoffrey Wood from the University of Essex, Dr Debby Bonnin from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Professor Luiz Miranda from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil, and two PhD students, Caroline Linhares and Gareth Crockett. The team draws on expertise in employment relations, supply chain accounting, supply chain management, and research methods, and is supported by a strong advisory board boasting academics and practitioners from three countries, whose expertise is highly complementary to the international project.