Governing Corporate Social Responsibility in the Apparel Industry after Rana Plaza

  • Anil Hira
  • Maureen Benson-Rea

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Anil Hira, Maureen Benson-Rea
    Pages 1-28
  3. Mohammad Tarikul Islam, Amira Khattak, Christina Stringer
    Pages 111-145
  4. Michael S. W. Lee, Miriam Seifert, Helene Cherrier
    Pages 147-174
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 175-181

About this book


This edited collection critically explores the efforts of the apparel industry to improve safety conditions and suggests governance reforms that will resolve lingering issues. The volume examines two consortia: the Alliance and the Accord, which set up cooperative auditing systems of supplying factories and penalties for non-compliance, and include funding to help factories comply and for workers if factories are idled during repairs, though the editors raise doubts about the long-lasting value of such efforts.  In the wake of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, leading researchers across labor relations and industry studies tackle and debate such issues, giving their perspective of how multinationals operating in developing countries should regulate labor standards in order to resolve and improve the substandard working conditions under which much of our clothing is made.  


corporate social responsibility developing countries production clothing production business ethics ethics in production apparel manufacturing Bangladesh

Editors and affiliations

  • Anil Hira
    • 1
  • Maureen Benson-Rea
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Management & International BusinessUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

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