The Hidden Price of Low Cost: Subcontracting in Bangladesh's Garment Industry
12 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2015 Last revised: 7 Nov 2015
Date Written: September 8, 2015
This teaching case study describes a dilemma situation of a textile brand that has outsourced production to a supplier in Bangladesh. It highlights the complexities of global supply chains and how sourcing practices affect the labor rights situation of workers.
Keywords: Global Supply Chains; Labor Rights; Manufacturing; Garment Industry; Bangladesh; Global Governance Without Government; Private Governance Schemes; Subcontracting
JEL Classification: A13, A20, F14, F23, L67
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