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Title: No-size-fits-all: Collaborative governance as an alternative for addressing labour issues in global supply chains
Authors: Lee, Sun Hye
Mellahi, Kamel
Mol, Michael
Pereira, Vijay
Keywords: Coalition
Corporate social responsibility
Global supply chains
Labour issues
Global value chain
Collaborative governance
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: LEE, S.H. ... et al., 2019. No-size-fits-all: Collaborative governance as an alternative for addressing labour issues in global supply chains. Journal of Business Ethics, In Press.
Abstract: Labour issues in global supply chains have been a thorny problem for both buyer firms and their suppliers. Research initially focused mostly on the bilateral relationship between buyer firms and suppliers, looking at arm’s-length and close collaboration modes, and the associated mechanisms of coercion and cooperation. Yet continuing problems in the global supply chain suggest that neither governance type offers a comprehensive solution to the problem. This study investigates collaborative governance, an alternative governance type that is driven by buyer firms setting up a coalition with competitor firms in order to increase leverage and address the supplier and/or host country specific labour issues. Based on interviews with managers involved in the establishment and management of such coalitions and supplier firms in the garment industry, we examine the rationale behind collaborative governance and discuss its opportunities and challenges in addressing labour issues in global supply chains.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 12 months after publication.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/37897
Publisher Link: https://link.springer.com/journal/10551
ISSN: 0167-4544
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