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Prospects for Labour in Global Value Chains: Labour Standards in the Cut Flower and Banana Industries

By Lone Riisgaard and Nikolaus Hammer

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Copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics 2009. The file associated with this record is distributed under the Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence, further details of which can be found via the following link: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/Global value chain (GVC) governance is central to analyses of labour's strategic options. It frames the terrain on which labour campaigns and institutions — such as private social standards and international framework agreements — contribute to the social regulation of value chains. GVC concepts help to emphasize how power in the employment relationship transcends organizational boundaries, as well as how industrial power is shifting from the sphere of production to that of consumption. Based on extensive case studies of the banana and cut flower value chains, we explore the implications of GVC restructuring for the scope and form of labour rights strategies.Peer-reviewedPost-prin

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00744.x
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/9162
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