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Transnational Governance of Workers' Rights: Outlining a Research Agenda

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Title: Transnational Governance of Workers' Rights: Outlining a Research Agenda
Authors: Egels-Zandén, Niklas
Issue Date: 2008
University: University of Gothenburg. School of Business, Economics and Law
Institution: Gothenburg Research Institute
Journal Title: Journal of Business Ethics
ISSN: 1573-0697
Volume: in press Published online 12 August 2008
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: code of conduct
corporate social responsibility
international framework agreement
labour practice
non-governmental organisation
transnational corporation
workers’ rights
Abstract: In twentieth century Europe and the USA, industrial relations, labour, and workers’ rights issues have been handled through collective bargaining and industrial agreements between firms and unions, with varying degrees of government intervention from country to country. This industrial relations landscape is currently undergoing fundamental change with the emergence of transnational industrial relations systems that complement existing national industrial relations systems. Despite the sig... more
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