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Pitfalls of industry-led private governance regimes in promoting CSR in global supply chains: evidence from the RMG industry and impact of COVID-19

Iqbal, T. ORCID: 0000-0003-0263-4675 (2020). Pitfalls of industry-led private governance regimes in promoting CSR in global supply chains: evidence from the RMG industry and impact of COVID-19. International Trade Law and Regulation, 26(4), pp. 231-245.

Abstract

This article examines the effectiveness of industry-led private governance regimes in promoting CSR in global supply chains. Focusing on the ready-made garments industry in Bangladesh, it proposes that new governance models in the form of corporate codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives might overestimate the role MNCs play in promoting CSR and are overly dependent on their altruism. By reflecting on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on the CSR policies of MNCs in relation to global supply chains, it suggests that the business responses to the pandemic have also raised serious concerns about the deficiencies in private governance regimes.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in International Trade Law and Regulation following peer review. The definitive published version, Iqbal, T. (2020). Pitfalls of industry-led private governance regimes in promoting CSR in global supply chains: evidence from the RMG industry and impact of COVID-19. International Trade Law and Regulation, 26(4), pp. 231-245., is available online on Westlaw UK.
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 15:57
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25183
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