Richard M. Locke

Brown University

Howard Swearer Director, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies and Professor, Department of Political Science

111 Thayer Street

Box 1970

Providence, RI 02912-1970

United States

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

United States

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Does Monitoring Improve Labor Standards?: Lessons from Nike

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4612-06
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 14 Jul 2006
Richard M. Locke, Fei Qin and Alberto Brause
Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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labor standards, monitoring, globalization

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Does Lean Improve Labor Standards? Management and Social Performance in the Nike Supply Chain

Management Science, Forthcoming, Watson Institute for International Studies Research Paper No. 2013-09, Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2337601
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2015
Greg Distelhorst, Jens Hainmueller and Richard M. Locke
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Stanford University - Department of Political Science and Brown University
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corporate social performance, global supply chains, lean manufacturing, human resource management, labor standards

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Beyond Corporate Codes of Conduct: Work Organization and Labor Standards in Two Mexican Garment Factories

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4617-06
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Aug 2006
Richard M. Locke and Monica Romis
Brown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies and Planning
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codes of conduct, labor standards, globalization

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Unions on the Rebound: Social Embeddedness and the Transformation of Building Trades Locals

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4175-01
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Oct 2001
Sean C. Safford and Richard M. Locke
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Brown University
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Virtue Out of Necessity?: Compliance, Commitment and the Improvement of Labor Conditions in Global Supply Chains

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4719-08
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2011
Richard M. Locke, Matthew Amengual and Akshay Mangla
Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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codes of conduct, labor standards, globalization

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The Promise and Perils of Private Voluntary Regulation: Labor Standards and Work Organization in Two Mexican Garment Factories

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4734-09
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Apr 2009
Richard M. Locke and Monica Romis
Brown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies and Planning
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codes of conduct, labor standards, globalization, work organization

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Complements or Substitutes? Private Codes, State Regulation and the Improvement of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2012-2
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 01 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2012
Richard M. Locke, Ben A. Rissing and Timea Pal
Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Behavioral Policy Science (BPS) and European University Institute
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Parallel Paths to Enforcement: Private Compliance, Public Regulation, and Labor Standards in the Brazilian Sugar Sector

Watson Institute for International Studies Research Paper No. 2013-01
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2013
Richard M. Locke and Salo V. Coslovsky
Brown University and New York University (NYU)
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Brazil, sugar sector, public regulation, private compliance, labor standards, private auditors, labor inspectors, global supply chains

Parallel Paths to Enforcement: Private Compliance, Public Regulation, and Labor Standards in the Brazilian Sugar Sector

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2013-25
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 May 2013
Salo V. Coslovsky and Richard M. Locke
New York University (NYU) and Brown University
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Looking in the Wrong Places?: Labor Standards and Upstream Business Practices in the Global Electronics Industry

MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2012-18
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2012
Richard M. Locke and Hiram M. Samel
Brown University and Said Business School, University of Oxford
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Volatility, globalization, labor standards, private regulation, corporate social responsibility, electronics, production networks, global supply chains

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Production Goes Global, Compliance Stays Local: Private Regulation in the Global Electronics Industry

Regulation & Governance. 9(3): 224-242., MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2012-1, Watson Institute for International Studies Research Paper No. 2014-13
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2015
Greg Distelhorst, Richard M. Locke, Timea Pal and Hiram M. Samel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Brown University, European University Institute and Said Business School, University of Oxford
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Transnational governance, globalization, labor standards, private regulation, corporate social responsibility

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Complements or Substitutes? Private Codes, State Regulation and the Enforcement of Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains

Across Boundaries: The Global Challenges Facing Workers and Employment Research 50th Anniversary Spe, Vol. 51, Issue 3, pp. 519-552, 2013
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Aug 2013
Richard M. Locke, Ben A. Rissing and Timea Pal
Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Behavioral Policy Science (BPS) and European University Institute
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Does Compliance Pay? Firm-Level Trade and Social Institutions

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Research Paper No. 2017-37, MIT Political Science Department Research Paper No. 2017-1, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5192-17
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2017
Greg Distelhorst and Richard M. Locke
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Brown University
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international political economy, trade, labor rights, environment, private regulation, global supply chains