Decent work in a globalized economy: Lessons from public and private initiatives

The hybridization and proliferation of forms and mechanisms of governance is a consequence of the fragmentation of production across national boundaries. The emergence of global supply chains has provided new opportunities for many developing countries to participate in global trade, diversify their economies and generate employment. At the same time, production for global supply chains has raised new concerns about working conditions and the protection of workers’ rights.

This volume is the result of a collaborative effort involving recognized research experts from different disciplines. It aims to review current knowledge on developments in the governance of work in global supply chains. It also presents several in-depth case studies that analyse public, private or hybrid governance arrangements.