Corporate Responsibility and Labour Rights Codes of Conduct in the Global Economy
The emergence of voluntary corporate codes of conduct since the early 1990s is both a manifestation of and a response to the process of globalization. They have been part of a more general shift away from state regulation of transnational corporations towards corporate self-regulation in the areas of labour and environmental standards and human rights. This work provides a critical perspective on the growth and significance of corporate codes with a particular focus on working conditions and labour rights. It brings together work by academics, practitioners and activists.
'A valuable contribution to the debate regarding the relevance, complexities and role of corporate codes of conduct.' Gender, Place and Culture - A Journal of Feminist Geography 'This book brings together the work of more than 20 academic, practitioners and activists to provide a broad-based, multi-disciplinary and critical assessment of the growth, content and significance of corporate social responsibility for working conditions and labour rights.' African Business 'It applies an analytical approach to the theory, development and impliactions of corporate codes of conduct within global value chains.' Journal of Consumer Policy 'Each of the papers is clearly written, well organised and readable.' Development and Change 'A broad-based multi-disciplinary assessment of the growth, content and significance of corporate codes of conduct.' Business Horizons