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Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains: Problems, Progress, and Prospects

Sarosh Kuruvilla


This book examines the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility on improving labor standards in global supply chains. The book charts the development and effectiveness of corporate codes of conduct to ameliorate “sweatshop” conditions in global supply chains. This form of private voluntary regulation, spearheaded by Nike and Reebok, became necessary given the inability of third world countries to enforce their own laws and the absence of a global regulatory system for labor standards. Although private regulation programs have been adopted by other companies in many different industries ... More

Keywords: social responsibility, corporate responsibility, labor standards, global supply chains, sweatshops, private voluntary regulation, labor conditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501754517
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501754517.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarosh Kuruvilla, author
Cornell University