Beyond the brands: COVID-19, supply chain governance, and the state-labor nexus

Michele Ford, Michael Gillan, Kristy Ward

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Abstract

This article analyses the role played by brands, producer-country governments, and unions in mitigating the impact of disruptions caused to garment supply chains by COVID-19 in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Its findings challenge brand-centric accounts, highlighting the need for more serious consideration of the dynamic, relational nature of labor governance-and, in particular, of the role of the state-labor nexus in determining producer-country unions' ability to exercise strategic agency within global supply chains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-188
Number of pages17
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume62
Issue number2
Early online date26 Sept 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

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