Producing Garments for Global Markets

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dc.contributor.author Bae, Jinsun
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20T12:50:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-20T12:50:22Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-20
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793744189
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793744196
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9673
dc.description.abstract A growing number of the multinational enterprises work with a global network of suppliers that undertake production activities on their behalf. These enterprises operationalize CSR by enforcing corporate codes of conduct in their networks. The export garment industry of Myanmar—a country emerging out of economic sanctions imposed by Western countries—is no exception to this CSR trend. International fashion brands and retailors (called buyers) have sought out garment manufacturers in Myanmar, with the capacity to implement their social and environmental demands laid out in buyer-designated codes of conduct. This buyer requirement of CSR has taken many manufacturers by surprise because they were previously unaware of it. To some, suppliers CSR itself has been a novel term, and to others, some provisions of the code of conduct seemed to contradict local ways of taking responsibility for workers and local communities. Against this background, the manufacturers and various stakeholders of Myanmar’s export garment industry have begun to discuss what CSR means and how should one practice it. This dissertation aims to answer the question of how and why has corporate social responsibility (CSR) been introduced, embraced and challenged in Myanmar’s export garment industry during the period 2011 to 2015? The chosen empirical and temporal setting is highly suitable to examine the contestation of different CSR understandings exhibited by actors such as international buyers sourcing garments from Myanmar, and garment manufacturers and international donors in Myanmar. This study combines the global production network (GPN) analysis and institutional theories as analytical lens. en_US
dc.format.extent 201 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;36.2018
dc.title Producing Garments for Global Markets en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2018 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Myanmar’s Export Garment Industry 2011–2015 en_US


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