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Exploring the Effects of Union-NGO Relationships on Corporate Responsibility: The Case of the Swedish Clean Clothes Campaign


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Title: Exploring the Effects of Union-NGO Relationships on Corporate Responsibility: The Case of the Swedish Clean Clothes Campaign
Authors: Egels-Zandén, Niklas
Hyllman, Peter
Issue Date: 2006
University: University of Gothenburg. School of Business, Economics and Law
Institution: Gothenburg Research Institute
Journal Title: Journal of Business Ethics
ISSN: 1573-0697
Volume: 64
Issue: 3
Start Page: 303
End Page: 316
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Clean Clothes Campaign
corporate responsibility
garment industry
labour practice
multinational corporation
non governmental organisation
transnational corporation
supplier relation
union
Abstract: In the current era, governments are playing smaller roles in regulating workers’ rights internationally, and transnational corporations (TNCs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in the struggle for workers’ rights, and labour/trade unions have started to fill this governance gap. This paper focuses on the least researched of the relationships among these three actors, the union–NGO relationship, by analysing the ways in which it affects definitions of TNC responsibility for workers’... more
Electronic version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-005-5497-y
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/18842
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