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
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Padmanabhan, Vijay M. and Baumann-Pauly, Dorothée and Labowitz, Sarah, The Hidden Price of Low Cost: Subcontracting in Bangladesh's Garment Industry (September 8, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2659202 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2659202