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Fully funded PhD studentship on Circuits of Global Labour Governance: Public Procurement and Labour Standards in the Global Electronics Industry

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There is a fully funded PhD studentship with supervision by Professor Adrian Smith and myself at Queen Mary University of London  School of Geography. Please click here to apply!

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Check out my chapter in the new book ‘Development with Global Value Chains: Upgrading and Innovation in Asia’

Please check out my chapter on ‘The Changing Landscape of Contract Manufacturing in the Electronics Industry Global Value Chain‘ in the new book ‘Development with Global Value Chains: Upgrading and Innovation in Asia’ edited by Dev Nathan, Meenu Tewari, and … Continue reading

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Do global value chains lead to forced labour?

Malaysia is a country which has experienced tremendous economic growth from the 1970s onwards, moving to upper-middle income status in the mid-1990s (Felipe 2012). One of the key industrial sectors that led its transition out of an agrarian society to … Continue reading

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SASE 2016 Call for Papers – Growing importance of large transnational first tier suppliers in global value chains

SASE 2016 Session proposal Organisers: Shamel Azmeh, London School of Economics Khalid Nadvi, University of Manchester Gale Raj-Reichert, University of Manchester Cornelia Staritz, Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE)   The role of large transnational first tier suppliers in global … Continue reading

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To improve labour conditions in the global electronics industry, more attention needs to be paid to contract manufacturers

  hIn recent years, there have been numerous labour violations in the global electronics industry. They include factory worker suicides, forced labour, child labour, excessive over-time, poisonings, illnesses, and deaths from chemical exposure. Many of these violations occur in supplier … Continue reading

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Global Production and Local Outcomes: looking back and going forward

A discussion with Gary Gereffi (Duke University, US) and Raphie Kaplinsky (University of Sussex, UK) Monday 29 June 2015 5:00 – 6:30pm (wine reception to follow) Cordingley Lecture Theatre Humanities Bridgeford Street (no. 35 on campus map) University of Manchester … Continue reading

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Improving labour conditions in the computer industry

Many leading global brands, like Apple and Hewlett-Packard, source components from and have their products manufactured by a variety of independent suppliers. These suppliers undertake production in many locations across the world in vast global value chains. Ensuring that these … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 21-25 April 2015, Chicago

Call for Papers: Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, 21-25 April 2015, Chicago  Topologies of Power: (Re-)Making Global Production Networks  Session organisers: Martin Hess, Rory Horner and Gale Raj-Reichert (University of Manchester) Over the last two decades, the concepts … Continue reading

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Temporary workers in the electronics industry: consequences and potential solutions

The global electronics industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the global economy. It is highly competitive, innovative, and fast changing with short product cycles. Some estimate that the industry employs the most workers and generates more revenue … Continue reading

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New publications

Check out the Relevant Publications link. I’ve added a couple of new publications, particularly interesting are the ones from Richard Locke (who is now at Brown University). Also check out my Twitter feed @GaleRajReichert for updates on the electronics industry … Continue reading

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