ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Industrial Relations in a Global Production Network

Lead firms in today's global production networks control production by suppliers, monopolise the capture of rents, and affect the possible labour market outcomes in supplier firms. But as buyers, and not employers, they have no legal culpability when tragedies occur in units that are links in global chains, like the recent one in Bangladesh. It is time to expand the traditional mechanism, with representatives of employers, workers and the government, to include the key player, the buyers.

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