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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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UN Global Compact

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Product Type: Web Sites
Source: United Nations
Publication Year: 2005

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The United Nations Global Compact is an initiative encouraging vendor companies to the United Nations to support nine principles focusing on human rights, labor rights, and the environment.

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Corporate Social Impacts: Comparing U.K. and U.S. Corporate Policies and Practices

The George Washington Unversity: SMPP 297.61

Author: Griffin, Jennifer
Product Type: Syllabi
Source: The George Washington University: School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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This class explores the similarities, differences, and consequences of corporate social impacts by focusing on three controversial industries: tobacco, alcohol, and petrochemicals. This course expands existing conceptual frameworks by integrating three perspectives: (1) corporate strategy, (2) international globalization and civil society, and (3) corporate social responsibility.

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China Minmetals Corporation and Noranda Inc.

Author: Litvak, Isaiah A.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2011

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The proposed takeover of Noranda Inc. (one of the biggest mineral players in the world) by the Chinese state owned enterprise, China Minmetals Corporation, was cause for Canadian government concern as it required some understanding about the workings and objectives of state owned enterprises. There was particular concern around the labour issues and human rights violations in China...

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Nike Inc.: Developing an Effective Public Relations Strategy

Authors: Everett, Donna R.; Slaughter, Kathleen E.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2000

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It had been almost a decade since the first article surfaced in the media alleging that factories sub-contracted by Nike in China and Indonesia were forcing workers to work long hours for low pay, and for physically and verbally abusive managers. The article was the seed of a media campaign that created a public relations nightmare for the company...

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U.S. Trust: Evaluating Labor Practices (Unabridged)

Authors: Tulloch, Henry W.; Cook, Stephen B.; Paine, Lynn S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Darden Business Publishing
Publication Year: 1991

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The Socially Sensitive Investing Group at U.S. Trust is asked to develop criteria for assessing the fairness of labor practices in both union and nonunion companies. U.S. Trust's client, the Calvert Social Investment Fund, wants more explicit standards than those currently in use...

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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 Perils of Globalization: The Case of Nike

Author: Locke, Richard
Product Type: Cases
Source: This case is published as a chapter, “The Promise and Perils of Globalization: The Case of Nike”, in the book Management: Inventing and Delivering Its Future.
Publication Year: 2003

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This case study of Nike Inc. traces the evolution of Nike's policies and practices vis-à-vis labor and environmental standards. The case illustrates the company's evolving definition and commitment to good corporate citizenship and the continuing controversy surrounding the company's practices in this arena.

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Designing A New Course: The Global Environment of Business

Author: Conklin, David W.
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Journal of International Business Education, 1 (1)
Publication Year: 2003

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Businesses confront significant differences among countries in regard to industry structures as well as economic, political, societal and technological forces. These differences create new challenges and opportunities for a business as it extends its activities internationally...
   

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IKEA's Global Sourcing Challenge (A, B)

Indian Rugs and Child Labor

Authors: Bartlett, Christopher A.; Dessain, Vincent; Sjoman, Anders
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2006

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Traces the history of IKEA's response to a TV report that its Indian carpet suppliers were using child labor. Describes IKEA's growth, including the importance of a sourcing strategy based on its close relationships with suppliers in developing countries...

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