This workshop will present findings from work undertaken in Brazil, China, India and the EU, as part of an ESRC funded project on labour standards and the governance of global production networks. It also aims to bring together a wider community of academics and practitioners working on labour and sustainability standards in the global economy, but with a particular interest on the ‘Rising Powers’ and how they might sustain, challenge, or change the global discourse on labour and sustainability standards. Hence, we particularly invite proposals for papers around the following themes:
- The emergence of rising power MNCs, their engagement with CSR and social standards, and the implications for global labour and social standards in global value chains
- The role of innovation, CSR, and human rights in global value chains
- The engagement of civil society actors in the rising powers with local and/or global CSR initiatives and social standards
- Public labour regulation in Brazil, China and India and the engagement of these countries in the international institutions where trade rules on labour and social standards are defined
- The implications of the rise of Brazil, China and India for labour and social standards in OECD and developing economies
- Abstract submission: 24 February 2017. Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
- Full paper submission: 12 May 2017 (max. 8,000 words excl. abstract, notes, references etc.) Papers will be circulated to discussants prior to the workshop.