A System of Transnational Business Interactions: The Case of the Living Wage

David J. Doorey

York University

August 3, 2013

Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 37/2013

The subject of transnational business governance (TBG) interactions is an emerging field of study. These interactions are complex, involving multiple public and private actors crossing vast geopolitical spaces, with sometimes shared, but often conflicting interests. This complexity makes TBG interactions both an exciting new field of inquiry for scholars, but also an extremely challenging one. In these early days of theory development, it is useful to engage in a mapping exercise that will help scholars identify and test the relationships between the many inputs and outputs of TBG interactions. This paper contributes to this exercise by proposing and developing a systems framework for analyzing TBG interactions. This new systems framework is demonstrated by reference to the complex story of the ‘living wage’ standard in private governance schemes targeting labour practices in global supply chains.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: Transnational business governance, Employment standards, Living wage, Systems theory

JEL Classification: D03, D21, D23, D62, D63, D64, D81, D74, D85, E24, F02, J31, J83, K31, K33, L14, L15

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Date posted: August 3, 2013  

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Doorey, David J., A System of Transnational Business Interactions: The Case of the Living Wage (August 3, 2013). Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 37/2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2305623 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2305623

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