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Tendencies in contractual governance to promote human and labour rights in transnational supply chains

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This article analyses contractual governance practices within the value chains of large companies based in the USA and Europe between 2012 and 2017 with focus on human and labour rights. In line with the existing scholarship, we find that the use of contractual governance for safeguarding human and labour rights is best practice among large American and European businesses. The results show that value chain contractual governance should be studied in an interdisciplinary environment taking both legal and non-legal aspects into consideration. Moreover, we detect a general positive impact of the business and human rights regulatory wave of 2010–2011 on sustainable contractual governance practices.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCompetition & Change
Volume23
Issue4
Pages (from-to)397-419
ISSN1024-5294
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019

    Research areas

  • Business and Human Rights, contractual governance, longitudinal study, quantitative analysis, sustainable procurement practices

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