Article | Boston Review | May–June 2013

Can Global Brands Create Just Supply Chains? Response: Promoting Political Mobilization

by Jodi L. Short and Michael W. Toffel

Abstract

Codes of conduct indicate that working conditions are improving overall at the factories being monitored by multinational corporations, and that these codes of conduct also create possibilities for political mobilization that can improve labor conditions more broadly.

Keywords: regulation; auditing; Labor relations; occupational safety; Environmental Operations; environmental regulation; Employees; Labor; Labor and Management Relations; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Manufacturing Industry; China; Bangladesh; India; Honduras; Nicaragua; Pakistan; Guatemala; Malaysia; Viet Nam;

Citation:

Short, Jodi L., and Michael W. Toffel. "Can Global Brands Create Just Supply Chains? Response: Promoting Political Mobilization." Boston Review 38, no. 3 (May–June 2013).