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Labor Standards in International Supply Chains: Aligning Rights and Incentives

ISBN13: 9781783470358
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00

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Labor Standards in International Supply Chains examines developments in working conditions over the past thirty years. The authors analyze the stakeholders and mechanisms that create challenges and opportunities for improving labor rights around the world, in sectors including apparel, footwear and electronics. Extended examples from China, Honduras, Bangladesh and the United States, as well as new quantitative evidence, illustrate the complex dynamics within and among key groups, including brands, suppliers, governments, workers and consumers.

Employment Law
1. Introduction
2. The Worlds Brands Create
3. Aligning Interests Across Global Supply Chains: An Analytic Framework
4. The International Framework for Labour Standards
5. Labor Standards Around the World: A Quantitative Examination
6. The United States in the Struggle for Labor Standards
7. Apparel Production in Honduras: A Case of Cross-cluster Alignment
8. Apparel Production in Bangladesh: Opportunity Amidst Tragedy?
9. Labor Resistance and Local Government – Supplier Collusion in Post-1986 China
10. Conclusion Index