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Down on the Tomato Farm

Author: Friedland, Julian
Product Type: Cases
Source: Leeds School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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Should migrant workers have labor rights?

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The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy

Author: Locke, Richard M.
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Cambridge University Press
Publication Year: 2013

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This book examines and evaluates various private initiatives to enforce fair labor standards within global supply chains. Through careful, empirically grounded analysis, it illustrates the mix of private and public regulation needed to address these complex issues in a global economy....

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Timberland: Commerce and Justice

Authors: Austin, James E.; Leonard, Herman B.; Quinn, James W.
Product Type: Cases
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
Publication Year: 2004

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When Jeffrey Swartz became the third generation in his family to lead the Timberland Co., he pursued a strategy in which commerce and justice were "inextricably linked."

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Improving the Conditions of Workers?

Minimum Wage Legislation and Anti-Sweatshop Activism

Authors: Harrison, Ann; Scorse, Jason
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Harvard University Press
Publication Year: 2006

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Indonesian government--prompted by the U.S. government--greatly increased its minimum wage.

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Global Corporate Social Responsibility

Cornell University: NBA 642

Author: Iankova, Elena
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management
Publication Year: 2006

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This course will introduce students to the various practices developed by multinational corporations in their attempt to redefine their role on a world stage as “global citizens” – actively participating in creating a safer, more humane, sustainable world.

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Nike's Dispute with the University of Oregon

Authors: Lawrence, A; Morris, R
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Case Research Journal
Publication Year: 2001

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In April 2000, Philip Knight, Founder and Deputy Executive Officer of the athletic shoe and apparel company Nike Inc, announced that he would no longer give money to his alma mater, the University of Oregon, because the university had joined the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC). Knight was upset because Nike had helped found and was an active supporter of a different approach to establishing fair wages and working conditions in the overseas shoe and apparel industry.

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Primark: £10? Ooh that's Expensive!

Authors: Villanueva, Julián; Nueno, José Luis; Ziskind, Julie
Product Type: Cases
Source: IESE Business School
Publication Year: 2011

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Could Mr. Marchant continue to make Primark a UK success while at the same time adapting its unique business model to suit new geographies? Could he once and for all dispel the perennial controversy regarding Primark's one weak link: suppliers' use of cheap factory labor?

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Bayer CropScience in India (A, B)

Against Child Labor; Value-Driven Strategy

Authors: Dhanaraj, Charles; Branzei, Oana; Subramanian, Satyajeet
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The case explores value-driven strategy formulation and implementation by bringing to the fore issues of ethics, responsible leadership, social intitiatives in emerging markets and the global-local tensions in corporate social responsibility. It examines how Bayer CropScience addressed the issue of child labour in its cotton seed supply chain in rural India between 2002 and 2008.

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Beyond Monitoring

A New Vision for Sustainable Supply Chains

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Product Type: Cases
Source: Business for Social Responsibility
Publication Year: 2007

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In the early 1990s, public attention to the working conditions in ever-lengthening global supply chains erupted. The result of this eruption has been the creation of codes of conduct enforced through non-governmental monitoring schemes. These codes of conduct have made substantial contributions over the last 15 years but it has become increasingly clear that a new framework is needed to achieve more systemic and sustainable change.

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Hitting the Wall: Nike and International Labor Practices

Authors: Spar, Debora L.; Burns, Jennifer
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2000

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After years of high-profile media attention as the company that can "just do it," Nike is suddenly being portrayed as a firm that relies on low-cost, exploited labor in its overseas plants...

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