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Corporate ethical trading in an economic downturn: recessionary pressures and refracted responsibilities

Alex Hughes.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2012; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Services; Capitalist Systems. 10731 words.

This article investigates the effects of an economic downturn on corporate social responsibility, with a focus on how UK food and clothing retailers responded to recessionary pressures...

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Corporate social responsibility and labour agency: the case of Nike in Pakistan

Peter Lund-Thomsen and Neil M. Coe.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Manufacturing. 11339 words.

This article examines the circumstances under which corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives facilitate and/or constrain labour agency in global production networks (GPNs). Using a...

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The costs of compliance? Views of Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers in times of global economic crisis

Kanchana N. Ruwanpura and Neil Wrigley.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2011; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Services. 9705 words.

Complementing the rise of ethical trading initiatives there has been a parallel growth in the number of academic studies tracking their origins and evolution, and assessing the...

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Has “Discretionary Learning” declined during the Lisbon Agenda? A cross-sectional and longitudinal study of work organization in European nations

Jacob R. Holm and Edward Lorenz.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Labour Standards: National and International; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Comparative Economic Systems. 13516 words.

This article explores changes in the organization of work in European nations over 2000–2010. Results show a decline in the Discretionary Learning (DL). Periods of economic expansion tend...

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Has the quality of working life improved in the EU-15 between 1995 and 2005?

Nathalie Greenan, Ekaterina Kalugina and Emmanuelle Walkowiak.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Economywide Country Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11019 words.

This article provides a mapping of quality of working life and measures its evolution between 1995 and 2005 with European Working Conditions Surveys. Using multilevel modelling, we assess...

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Organisational geographies of corporate responsibility: a UK–US comparison of retailers’ ethical trading initiatives

Alex Hughes, Martin Buttle and Neil Wrigley.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Services. 11141 words.

Ethical trade, involving corporate codes of conduct for sites of production, has become a key means through which labour in retailers’ global supply chains is regulated. Yet, there is...

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Retailers, supply networks and changing articulations of ethicality: lessons from Flower Valley in South Africa

Alexandra Hughes, Cheryl McEwan and David Bek.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Services. 9607 words.

This article advances debate on retailers’ supply networks and ethical trade using the case of sustainably harvested wildflower bouquets supplied from South Africa to domestic and UK...

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Rigidities through flexibility: flexible labour and the rise of management bureaucracies

Alfred Kleinknecht, Zenlin Kwee and Lilyana Budyanto.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Labour Standards: National and International; Human Resource Management; Labour and Demographic Economics. 4395 words.

Judging from organisation-level survey data, we find that organisations employing high shares of flexible workers have higher shares of managers in their personnel. This is in line with...

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Wrongful Discharge Laws and Innovation

Viral V. Acharya, Ramin P. Baghai and Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2014; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Finance; Corporate Governance; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Labour Standards: National and International; Employment and Labour Law. 21505 words.

We show that wrongful discharge laws—laws that protect employees against unjust dismissal—spur innovation and new firm creation. Wrongful discharge laws, particularly those that prohibit...

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