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Regulating the employment dynamics of domestic supply chains

James, Phil, Walters, David, Sampson, Helen and Wadsworth, Emma J. 2015. Regulating the employment dynamics of domestic supply chains. Journal of Industrial Relations 57 (4) , pp. 526-543.

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Abstract

This article sheds light on the role that the regulation of primarily domestic, rather than global, supply chains could play in protecting and enhancing standards of workplace health and safety, as well as employment standards more generally. The analysis presented confirms the potential relevance of such regulation in these regards. However, it also reinforces existing evidence pointing to the fact that only very rarely will market-related considerations on their own prompt purchasers to seek to directly influence the employment practices of their suppliers. The article ends therefore by highlighting a number of key issues relating to the design of regulatory initiatives aimed at protecting and enhancing employment conditions within supply chains.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 21:46
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/104024

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