Big Business, NGOs and Labour Standards in Developing Nations

Asian Journal of Social Policy 3(1): 1-16

15 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2009 Last revised: 27 Dec 2013

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Reza Hasmath

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science

Jennifer Y.J. Hsu

Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This paper will examine the linkages between global big businesses, NGOs and labor standards in the contemporary context of developing nations. Specifically, it will pay close attention to multinational corporations’ practices in terms of wages, foreign direct investment and supply chain formations, and its overall effects on labor standards. Reflections on trade agreements will also be offered in respect to how they affect labor standards. Coiled in this background, the role of NGOs to promote and improve labor standards in developing nations will be critically examined.

Keywords: Labor Standards, NGOs, Multinational Corporations, North-South Divide

Suggested Citation

Hasmath, Reza and Hsu, Jennifer Y.J., Big Business, NGOs and Labour Standards in Developing Nations (2007). Asian Journal of Social Policy 3(1): 1-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1367296

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