Did Nongovernmental Monitoring improve Working Conditions in the case of Nike and the Footwear Industry?

  • Ferdous Ahamed, Dr. La Trobe University Australia

Abstract

This article examines working conditions in the RMG sector of Bangladesh could improve through effective monitoring system. In a significant case Nike suggested that working conditions and labour rights can be improved through a systematic approach and a comprehensive and transparent monitoring system. External pressure from NGOs and other advocacy groups motivated Nike to introduce a Code of Conduct and a monitoring system. The process is discussed in this section.

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Author Biography

Ferdous Ahamed, Dr., La Trobe University Australia

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, La Trobe University Australia

Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in General History

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Master of Business Administration in Marketing and HRM

Northern University, Bangladesh

Master of Commercial Law, La Trobe University Australia,

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Appendix A
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
AHAMED, Ferdous. Did Nongovernmental Monitoring improve Working Conditions in the case of Nike and the Footwear Industry?. Journal of Business & Management (COES&RJ-JBM), [S.l.], v. 1, p. 14-19, jan. 2013. ISSN 2306-7179. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JBM/article/view/263>. Date accessed: 19 july 2019.
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