Labor Standards in International Supply Chains

Aligning Rights and Incentives
Author: Daniel Berliner,Anne Regan Greenleaf,Milli Lake,Margaret Levi,Jennifer Noveck
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783470372
Page: 224
View: 6857
The authors examine developments in labor standards in global supply chains over the past thirty years, analyzing factors that create challenges and opportunities for improving working conditions. They illustrate the complex dynamics within and among key groups, including brands, suppliers, governments, workers and consumers.

Labour Standards in International Economic Law

Author: Henner Gött
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319694472
Category: Law
Page: 416
View: 3442
The book offers a comprehensive perspective on the highly topical issue of protecting and promoting labour standards in international economic law and the globalized economy. For the purpose of an in-depth analysis of both the specific and the fundamental aspects in this regard, it combines views from specialized academics of the legal and political sciences as well as experienced practitioners. The contributions to this book do not only reveal recurring obstacles but also point at best practices and potential for synergies, providing important guidance for future research and practice in international economic and labour law and policy.

Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era

The Regulatory Challenges
Author: Joanna Howe,Rosemary Owens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509906290
Category: Law
Page: 440
View: 9159
In the global era, controversies abound over temporary labour migration; however, it has not previously been subjected to a sustained socio-legal analysis on a comparative basis, critiquing the underpinning concepts conventionally accepted as fundamental in this area. This collection of essays aims to fill that void. Complex regulatory challenges arise from temporary labour migration. This collection examines these challenges and the extent to which temporary labour migration programmes can be ethical, equitable and efficacious and so deliver decent work for workers. Whilst the tendency for migration law to divide labour law's worker-protective mission has been observed before, the authors of the chapters comprising this collection seek not only to interrogate why and how this is so, but to go further in examining the implications and effects of a wide range of regulatory mechanisms on temporary labour migration.

Core and Contingent Work in the European Union

A Comparative Analysis
Author: Edoardo Ales,Olaf Deinert,Jeff Kenner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782258698
Category: Law
Page: 328
View: 9452
Labour and social security law studies have addressed the topic of the decline of the standard employment relationship mainly from the point of view of the growing number of atypical relationships. Only a limited number of studies have examined the issue from the perspective of the differentiation between core and contingent work. Such an examination is necessary as the increase in contingent work leads to complicated legal questions which vary between European states depending on the type of contingent arrangements that have become most prevalent. This book analyses, using a comparative approach, these different types of contingency from a national and EU perspective touching on the work relationship from a labour as well as a social security point of view. The aim of the book is to identify and analyse those questions adopting an innovative approach and to put forward proposals for safeguarding social cohesion within undertakings and European society.

Confronting the Shadow Economy

Evaluating Tax Compliance and Behaviour Policies
Author: Colin C. Williams
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782546049
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 296
View: 7286
Beginning with a review of the extent of undeclared work, the author discusses the discrepancies between regions and the potential impacts of the economic crisis, comparing the nature of the potential solutions available with those actually adopted. Th

Global Value Chains in a Changing World

Author: Deborah Kay Elms,Patrick Low
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789287038821
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 409
View: 2835
A collection of papers by some of the world's leading specialists on global value chains (GVCs). It examines how GVCs have evolved and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with contributions from economists, political scientists, supply chain management specialists, practitioners and policy-makers. Co-published with the Fung Global Institute and the Temasek

Rules Without Rights

Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy
Author: TIM. BARTLEY,Tim Bartley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198794339
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
View: 397
Activists have exposed startling forms of labor exploitation and environmental degradation in global industries, leading many large retailers and brands to adopt standards for fairness and sustainability. This book is about the idea that transnational corporations can push these standards through their global supply chains, and in effect, pull factories, forests, and farms out of their local contexts and up to global best practices. For many scholars and practitioners, this kind of private regulation and global standard-setting can provide an alternative to regulation by territorially-bound, gridlocked, or incapacitated nation states, potentially improving environments and working conditions around the world and protecting the rights of exploited workers, impoverished farmers, and marginalized communities. But can private, voluntary standards actually create meaningful forms of regulation? Are forests and factories around the world actually being made into sustainable ecosystems and decent workplaces? Can global norms remake local orders? This book provides striking new answers by comparing the private regulation of land and labor in democratic and authoritarian settings. Case studies of sustainable forestry and fair labour standards in Indonesia and China show not only how transnational standards are implemented 'on the ground' but also how they are constrained and reconfigured by domestic governance. Combining rich multi-method analyses, a powerful comparative approach, and a new theory of private regulation, Rules without Rights reveals the contours and contradictions of transnational governance. Transformations in Governance is a major new academic book series from Oxford University Press. It is designed to accommodate the impressive growth of research in comparative politics, international relations, public policy, federalism, environmental and urban studies concerned with the dispersion of authority from central states up to supranational institutions, down to subnational governments, and side-ways to public-private networks. It brings together work that significantly advances our understanding of the organization, causes, and consequences of multilevel and complex governance. The series is selective, containing annually a small number of books of exceptionally high quality by leading and emerging scholars. The series targets mainly single-authored or co-authored work, but it is pluralistic in terms of disciplinary specialization, research design, method, and geographical scope. Case studies as well as comparative studies, historical as well as contemporary studies, and studies with a national, regional, or international focus are all central to its aims. Authors use qualitative, quantitative, formal modeling, or mixed methods. A trade mark of the books is that they combine scholarly rigour with readable prose and an attractive production style. The series is edited by Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Walter Mattli of the University of Oxford.

Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Context and Contours
Author: Surya Deva,David Bilchitz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107199115
Category: Law
Page: 498
View: 9112
This book provides a sustained treatment of the politico-legal context and content of a proposed business and human rights treaty.

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners
Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821389076
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 1251
This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

Integrating the Department of Defense Supply Chain

Author: Eric Peltz,Marc Robbins
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 9780833077387
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 140
View: 669
The authors provide a framework for an integrated Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, associated policy recommendations, and a companion framework for management practices that will drive people to take actions aligned with this integrated supply chain approach. Building on the framework and policy recommendations, they identify opportunities to improve DoD supply chain efficiency and highlight several already being pursued by DoD.

Supply Chain Perspectives and Issues

A Literature Review
Author: Albert Park,Gaurav Nayyar,Patrick Low
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
View: 7143
Global value chains (GVCs) have been a feature of the international economic architecture for many years, but scholarly interest in the phenomenon is more recent. Today that interest is intense, emanating from an array of academic disciplines as well as from the policy world. The literature that attempts to understand and explain GVCs is vast, multidisciplinary and no less complex than the phenomenon itself. This volume, jointly produced by the Fung Global Institute and the World Trade Organization, is an attempt to capture the core features and themes of the exploding literature on GVCs. Contents Part I. Supply Chain Perspectives 1. Supply chains in the economics literature 2. Supply chains in the business literature Part II. Supply Chain Issues 3. Supply chains and offshoring 4. Supply chains, upgrading and development 5. Supply chains and risk 6. Supply chains and SMEs 7. Supply chains and services 8. Supply chains and trade in value-added 9. Supply chains and business models 10. Supply chains and sustainability 11. Supply chains and trade policy 12. Supply chains and trade finance

Strong NGOs and Weak States

Pursuing Gender Justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa
Author: Milli May Lake
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108419372
Category: Law
Page: 322
View: 601
Offers evidence that opportunity structures created by state weakness can allow NGOs to exert unparalleled influence over local human rights law and practice.

Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2010 Corporate responsibility: Reinforcing a unique instrument

Corporate responsibility: Reinforcing a unique instrument
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264091382
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 242
View: 6257
This Annual Report provides an account of the actions taken by the 42 adhering governments over the 12 months to June 2010 to enhance the contribution of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to the improved functioning of the global economy.

Logistics Handbook

Author: James F. Robeson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106258
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 954
View: 1146
The Logistics Handbook encompasses all of the latest advances in warehousing and distribution. It provides invaluable "how to" problem-solving tools and techniques for all the ever-increasing logistical problems managers face -- making it the most complete and authoritative handbook to date. Special features include: * The most in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics, including information systems, benchmarking, and environmental issues * Contributions found nowhere else from the leading executives, consultants, and academics in the field, such as C. John Langley, James Heskett, and David Anderson * State of the art graphics * Information-packed appendixes of logistics publications and organizations This all-inclusive reference will enable the next generation of managers to thoroughly integrate their logistics operations at all levels -- strategic, structural, functional, and implementation -- into a comprehensive logistics strategy.

Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies

Author: McMillan, Margaret ,Rodrik, Dani,Sepúlveda, Claudia
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: 0896292142
Category: Political Science
Page: 328
View: 2578

The Fissured Workplace

Author: David Weil
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067472612X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 424
View: 497
In the twentieth century, large companies employing many workers formed the bedrock of the U.S. economy. Today, on the list of big business's priorities, sustaining the employer-worker relationship ranks far below building a devoted customer base and delivering value to investors. As David Weil's groundbreaking analysis shows, large corporations have shed their role as direct employers of the people responsible for their products, in favor of outsourcing work to small companies that compete fiercely with one another. The result has been declining wages, eroding benefits, inadequate health and safety protections, and ever-widening income inequality. From the perspectives of CEOs and investors, fissuring--splitting off functions that were once managed internally--has been phenomenally successful. Despite giving up direct control to subcontractors and franchises, these large companies have figured out how to maintain the quality of brand-name products and services, without the cost of maintaining an expensive workforce. But from the perspective of workers, this strategy has meant stagnation in wages and benefits and a lower standard of living. Weil proposes ways to modernize regulatory policies so that employers can meet their obligations to workers while allowing companies to keep the beneficial aspects of this business strategy.

Innovative Methods in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Current Issues and Emerging Practices
Author: Thorsten Blecker
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3844298789
Category: Science
Page: 600
View: 6064
Innovative Methods in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management For Dummies

Author: Daniel Stanton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119410207
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
View: 332
Everyone can impact the supply chain Supply Chain Management For Dummies helps you connect the dots between things like purchasing, logistics, and operations to see how the big picture is affected by seemingly isolated inefficiencies. Your business is a system, made of many moving parts that must synchronize to most efficiently meet the needs of your customers—and your shareholders. Interruptions in one area ripple throughout the entire operation, disrupting the careful coordination that makes businesses successful; that's where supply chain management (SCM) comes in. SCM means different things to different people, and many different models exist to meet the needs of different industries. This book focuses on the broadly-applicable Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return, and Enable, to describe the basic techniques and key concepts that keep businesses running smoothly. Whether you're in sales, HR, or product development, the decisions you make every day can impact the supply chain. This book shows you how to factor broader impact into your decision making process based on your place in the system. Improve processes by determining your metrics Choose the right software and implement appropriate automation Evaluate and mitigate risks at all steps in the supply chain Help your business function as a system to more effectively meet customer needs We tend to think of the supply chain as suppliers, logistics, and warehousing—but it's so much more than that. Every single person in your organization, from the mailroom to the C-suite, can work to enhance or hinder the flow. Supply Chain Management For Dummies shows you what you need to know to make sure your impact leads to positive outcomes.

The Extended Enterprise

Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Collaborative Supply Chains
Author: Edward Wilson Davis,Robert E. Spekman
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780130082749
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 262
View: 4943
Today, constellations of firms ally against each other--and the firm that stands alone, may fail alone. Now there's a start-to-finish guide to the opportunities facing extended enterprises. This book show why extended enterprises demand radically new buyer-supplier relationships, why traditional business structures inhibit alliances, and how to develop the competencies a company needs.

Supply Chain Sustainability

A Practical Guide for Continuous Improvement
Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211046038
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 64
View: 4960
Supply chain sustainability is increasingly recognized as a key component of corporate responsibility. Managing the social, environmental and economic impacts of supply chains, and combating corruption make good business sense. However, supply chains consist of continuously evolving markets and relationships. To navigate this complex terrain, this guide offers a few baseline definitions and practical steps that companies can take toward integrating sustainability into procurement strategies, using the United Nations Global Compact principles as the basis to work toward supply chain sustainability, and it includes numerous examples of good practice to illustrate the steps towards sustainable supply chain management.