Sum, Ngai-Ling and Ngai, Pun (2005) Globalization and paradoxes of Ethical Transnational Production: Code of Conduct in a Chinese Workplace. Competition and Change, 9 (2). pp. 181-200. ISSN 1477-2221Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines the transfer of company and multi-stakeholder codes of conduct from developed to developing countries. This requires the involvement of subcontractors and NGOs in developing countries. This moving of ethical codes to developing countries condenses and reproduces, under the twin pressures of competitiveness and social auditing, the paradoxes of ethical transnational production in the international organizations of local firms. This paradoxes are demonstrated from a case study of a workplace in China. The paper ends by outlining three paradoxes and commenting on the development of a managerialist 'audit culture' in workplace practices as commodification of ethical codes.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Competition and Change|
|Additional Information:||The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Competition and Change, 9 (2), 2005, © Maney Publishing.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||audit culture ; civic activism ; code of conduct ; commodity chains ; corporate social responsibility ; Chinese workplace|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JZ International relations|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited By:||Dr Ngai-Ling Sum|
|Deposited On:||17 Jan 2008 11:44|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 16:06|
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