Show simple item record

Chains of Love? Global Production and the Firm-Level Diffusion of Labor Standards

dc.contributor.author Malesky, Edmund
dc.contributor.author Mosley, Layna
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-10T03:27:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-10T03:27:20Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07-01
dc.identifier.issn 0092-5853
dc.identifier.issn 1540-5907
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/17724
dc.description.abstract ©2018, Midwest Political Science Association Under what conditions does the global economy serve as a means for the diffusion of labor standards and practices? We anticipate variation among internationally engaged firms in their propensity to improve labor standards. Upgrading is most likely when a firm's products exhibit significant cross-market differences in markups, making accessing high-standards overseas markets particularly profitable. Additionally, upgrading is more likely when lead firms attach a high salience to labor standards. Therefore, while participation in global production induces “trading up” behaviors among firms overall, the effect strength varies across industries. We test our expectations via a survey experiment, which queries foreign firms operating in Vietnam about their willingness to invest in labor-related upgrading. We find strong evidence for the effect of markups on upgrading choices and suggestive evidence for the saliency mechanism.
dc.language English
dc.publisher WILEY
dc.relation.ispartof American Journal of Political Science
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1111/ajps.12370
dc.subject Social Sciences
dc.subject Political Science
dc.subject Government & Law
dc.subject TRADE AGREEMENTS
dc.subject SUPPLY CHAINS
dc.subject DESIGN
dc.subject GLOBALIZATION
dc.subject MARKUPS
dc.title Chains of Love? Global Production and the Firm-Level Diffusion of Labor Standards
dc.type Journal article
dc.date.updated 2018-12-10T03:27:19Z
pubs.begin-page 712
pubs.end-page 728
pubs.issue 3
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Political Science
pubs.publication-status Published online
pubs.volume 62


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record