Regulating the employment dynamics of domestic supply chains

James, Philip and Walters, David and Sampson, Helen and Wadsworth, Emma (2015) Regulating the employment dynamics of domestic supply chains. Journal of Industrial Relations, 57 (4). pp. 526-543. ISSN 0022-1856

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Abstract

This paper 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 paper 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
Additional Information: Published online first July 8, 2015
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 15477
Notes on copyright: Phil James, David Walters, Helen Sampson, Emma Wadsworth, Regulating the employment dynamics of domestic supply chains, Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol 57, Issue 4, pp. 526 - 543. Copyright © Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) 2015. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Depositing User: Philip James
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 14:38
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2018 05:08
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15477

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