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Evaluating Strategies for Negotiating Workers' Rights in Transnational Corporations: The Effects of Codes of Conduct and Global Agreements on Workplace Democracy


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Title: Evaluating Strategies for Negotiating Workers' Rights in Transnational Corporations: The Effects of Codes of Conduct and Global Agreements on Workplace Democracy
Authors: Egels-Zandén, Niklas
Hyllman, Peter
Issue Date: 2007
University: University of Gothenburg. School of Business, Economics and Law
Institution: Gothenburg Research Institute
Journal Title: Journal of Business Ethics
ISSN: 1573-0697
Volume: 76
Issue: 2
Start Page: 207
End Page: 223
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: Springer
Organization: Hyllman, P. Centre for People and Organization, Stockholm School of Economics
Keywords: code of conduct
corporate responsibility
global agreement
international framework agreement
labour practice
non-governmental organization
transnational corporation
union
workplace democracy
Abstract: Following the offshoring of production to developing countries by transnational corporations (TNCs), unions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have criticised working conditions at TNCs’ offshore factories. This has led to the emergence of two different approaches to operationalising TNC responsibilities for workers’ rights in developing countries: codes of conduct and global agreements. Despite the importance of this development, few studies have systematically compared the effects of th... more
Electronic version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-006-9269-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/18843
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