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: 1177
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: 6696
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: 1738
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.

Tethered Fates

Companies, Communities, and Rights at Stake
Author: Shareen Hertel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190903856
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 9967
Since the 1990s, human rights advocates, business leaders, and consumers have become increasingly attuned to mitigating sweatshop labor and other abuses in the supply chains that manufacture the clothing, electronics, and countless other products that we buy and use each day. But we know surprisingly little about how companies interact with people in the communities beyond the factory's walls. In many cases, community members are left out of the process of identifying both risks and solutions to problems in global supply chains, including how global companies could add social value in the localities where they operate. Business, governments, and civil society are supposed to be jointly responsible for shaping the remedies available to people harmed in the course of business activity, wherever it takes place. However, the answer to the question of how to do this remains underdeveloped and poorly executed. This book explores the conditions under which local communities and companies can work with one another and the types of remedies available in one of the most widespread and challenging sectors: light manufacturing. Tethered Fates draws on quantitative data (including the 7,000-company database of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre) and original qualitative data to analyze regional and industry-specific trends in stakeholder dialogue globally and at the local level. The book features original interviews with community members in two factory towns in the Dominican Republic, whose perspectives shed light on the prospects for dialogue with companies and the challenges of everyday life in towns where light manufacturing takes place. Tethered Fates does more than simply explain why stakeholder dialogue often falls short as a vehicle for safeguarding economic rights and promoting community development. It also offers an assessment of the varieties of emerging policy alternatives for moving beyond the current state of practice.

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: 4103
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.

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: 7139
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.

Integrales Logistikmanagement

Planung und Steuerung der umfassenden Supply Chain
Author: Paul Schönsleben
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662079240
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 749
View: 339
Die nunmehr fünfte Auflage des Buches stellt strategische Fragen stärker in den Vordergrund. Die Auflage enthält Teilkapitel u.a.: - zur Anlagenstandortplanung, sowohl für Produktionsnetzwerke als auch Vertriebs- und Servicenetzwerke, - zur strategischen Beschaffung, - eine Übersicht zu TQM und Six Sigma, - eine Übersicht zum System- und Projektmanagement.

Republic of Madagascar

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Progress Report: Joint Staff Advisory Note
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451884303
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 9
View: 8990
This Joint Staff Advisory Note provides feedback from the World Bank and IMF staff on the first and second progress reports on the Madagascar Action Plan (MAP)—the poverty reduction and growth strategy for 2007–12. Progress on governance has been reported with improvements in the functioning of the national anticorruption agency (BIANCO), the establishment of a financial intelligence unit, and improved national security indicators. To further improve transparency, the government will need to make an effort to secure property rights through the judicial system or alternative conflict-resolution mechanisms.

Supply chain performance

Author: Martin Tschandl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783701101122
Page: 374
View: 5938


Was Sie wirklich motiviert
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Ecowin
ISBN: 3711050786
Category: Political Science
Page: 284
View: 8380
Sind wir nicht alle davon überzeugt, dass wir am besten mit äußeren Anreizen wie Geld und Prestige oder durch "Zuckerbrot und Peitsche" zu motivieren sind? "Alles falsch", sagt Daniel H. Pink in seinem provokanten und zukunftsweisenden Buch. Das Geheimnis unseres persönlichen Erfolges ist das zutiefst menschliche Bedürfnis, unser Leben selbst zu bestimmen, zu lernen, Neues zu erschaffen und damit unsere Lebensqualität und unsere Welt zu verbessern. Daniel H. Pink enthüllt die Widersprüche zwischen dem, was die Wissenschaft weiß, und dem, was die Wirtschaft tut – und wie genau dies jeden Aspekt unseres Lebens beeinflusst. Er demonstriert, dass das Prinzip von Bestrafung und Belohnung exakt der falsche Weg ist, um Menschen für die Herausforderungen von Heute zu motivieren, egal ob in Beruf oder Privatleben. In "Drive" untersucht er die drei Elemente der wirklichen Motivation – Selbstbestimmung, Perfektionierung und Sinnerfüllung – und bietet kluge sowie überraschende Techniken an, um diese in die Tat umzusetzen. Daniel H. Pink stellt uns Menschen vor, die diese neuen Ansätze zur Motivation bereits erfolgreich in ihr Leben integriert haben und uns damit entschlossen einen außergewöhnlichen Weg in die Zukunft zeigen.

Human Rights, is it Any of Your Business?

Author: Peter Frankental,Frances House
Publisher: Amnesty International
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
View: 438
This important book offers a comprehensive and practical introduction to the subject of business and human rights. It is targeted at company managers and addresses the human rights issues and dilemmas that affect companies across their operations.

University of California, Davis, Business Law Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business enterprises
Page: N.A
View: 2432

Resources in Education

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 6447

Machen wir uns nichts vor!

Wir wir erkennen, was andere wirklich denken
Author: Nicholas Epley
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843709564
Category: Self-Help
Page: 384
View: 6804
Warum gibt es so oft Missverständnisse selbst zwischen guten Freunden? Warum wissen die wenigsten Ehemänner, was ihre Ehefrauen wollen – und umgekehrt? Warum scheitern Verhandlungen, obwohl sich alle Beteiligten optimal vorbereitet haben? Nicholas Epley hat sich intensiv mit den Fallstricken der menschlichen Kommunikation auseinandergesetzt. Wir alle glauben, uns selbst gut zu kennen, so Epley – und irren uns meist gewaltig. Der nächste fatale Fehler: Wir schließen von uns selbst auf andere. Wir müssen lernen, unsere Empathie zu nutzen. Wie das funktioniert, wie wir eigene und fremde Motive und Bedürfnisse ergründen können, erläutert der Autor anhand von aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen. Eine Gebrauchsanleitung für erfolgreiches Mind Reading in jeder Lebenslage – beruflich wie privat.

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
ISBN: 9789251072257
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 209
View: 4517
This edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture highlights the vital role of fisheries and aquaculture in both food and nutrition security as well as economic expansion. The sector remains a major supplier of high-quality animal protein and supports the livelihoods and well-being of more than ten percent of the world's population. International trade in fish has reached new peaks as overall production has continued to rise. Yet, as the document underlines, an array of problems--ranging from the need for more effective governance to that of ensuring environmental sustainability--threatens to undermine the sector's valuable contribution to alleviating hunger and reducing poverty. Using the latest available statistics on fisheries and aquaculture, this edition presents a global analysis of the sector's status and trends.

Supply chain costing

Kostenmanagement in der Wertschöpfungskette mit Target Costing und Prozesskostenrechnung
Author: Stefan Seuring
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783800627707
Page: 187
View: 811

Unternehmerisches Engagement für nachhaltige Entwicklung

Public Private Partnerships in der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Author: Sascha Czornohus
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 3828856497
Category: Political Science
Page: 189
View: 1723
Entwicklungspolitik soll nach dem schwarz-gelben Koalitionsvertrag von 2009 Armut nachhaltig bekämpfen und dazu Strukturdefizite ausgleichen. Eine "engere Kooperation mit der deutschen Privatwirtschaft" sei dazu unerlässlich. Demgemäß sieht die FDP-geleitete deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit einen ihrer Arbeitsschwerpunkte in der wirtschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit mit Entwicklungsländern. Insbesondere Kooperationen zwischen öffentlicher Hand und Unternehmen (Public Private Partnerships, PPP) sollen Armut bekämpfen. Seit einem Jahrzehnt arbeitet der Bund in Projekten mit der Privatwirtschaft Hand in Hand. Solche Entwicklungspartnerschaften gelten als konstruktives Instrument, um entwicklungswirksame Investitionen in die Partnerländer zu lenken. Global auftretende Phänomene machen diese starke Phalanx unerlässlich. Sascha Czornohus veranschaulicht, wie sich PPP in der deutschen bilateralen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit konzeptionell entwickelte und welchen Bedeutungszuwachs das Konzept erfuhr. Anhand der im Rahmen der Plattform durchgeführten Partnerschaften des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung untersucht er, welche Funktionen, Ziele, Wirkungserwartungen, konzeptionellen Probleme und zukünftigen Herausforderungen mit diesem Instrument verbunden sind.

Developing Forest Certification

Towards Increasing the Comparability and Acceptance of Forest Certification Systems Worldwide
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 5287

Internationale Märkte

Author: Herbert Strunz,Monique Dorsch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486700774
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 3808
Die Erschließung und Bearbeitung internationaler Märkte, wobei die Bereiche Strategie, Marketing, Finanzen sowie der Umgang mit anderen Kulturen eine zentrale Stellung einnehmen, wird durch die Darstellung eines breit gefächerten Instrumentariums erschlossen.


Author: Albert Martin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486787187
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 339
View: 2900
Lehr- und Handbuch zur Gewinnung, Interpretation und Bewertung von "Personalinformationen". Ein Werk zu einem sensiblen und auch politisch empfindlichen Bereich der menschlichen Arbeit.