Publications

Academic journals, book chapters, book

Raj-Reichert, G (under review) “How global value chains contribute to the middle-income trap: a case study of the electronics industry in Malaysia”, Journal of Development Studies.

Raj-Reichert, G (revise and re-submit) “Exposing forced labour in Malaysian electronics: the role of a social auditor in labour governance within a global production network, Development and Change.

Raj-Reichert, G (proposal accepted, forthcoming 2018) Improving labour conditions in the electronics industry: an exploration of governance in a global production network, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monograph, Oxford University Press.

Raj-Reichert, G (2017) “Public and private governance gaps in occupational health and safety: a case study of the electronics industry in Penang, Malaysia”, in Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood: Contesting New Modes of Governance, (eds) Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich, and Thomas Risse, Palgrave Macmillan (Governance and Limited Statehood series).

Raj-Reichert, G (2015) “Exercising power over labour governance in the electronics industry”, Geoforum, Vol. 67: 89-92

Raj-Reichert (2015) Exercising power over labour governance in the electronics industryGeoforum, Vol 67, 89-92. (Google Scholar citations: 2) (Journal Impact Factor for 2014 = 1.759; 5-year impact factor = 2.488; Ranked #16 in Geography)(accepted manuscript/pre-print version available herecreative commons logo

Nadvi, K, and Raj-Reichert, G (2015) “Governing health and safety at lower tiers of the computer industry global value chain”, Regulation & Governance, Vol. 9, no. 3: 243-258 (Google Scholar citations: 9) (Journal Impact Factor for 2014 = 1.8; 5-year impact factor = 1.774; Ranked #8 in Public Administration, #21 in Law, and #22 in Political Science) Available here as open access (free for everyone)

Raj-Reichert, G (2013) “Safeguarding labour in relocated factories: Health and safety governance in an electronics global production network”, Geoforum, Vol. 44: 23-31 (Google Scholar citations: 23)

Raj-Reichert, G (2011) “The Electronic Industry Code of Conduct: Private governance in a competitive and contested global production network”, Competition & Change, Vol. 15, no.3: 221-238 (Google Scholar citations: 16)

Contributing author (2011) “The role of quality and standards for competitiveness and trade: Standards and development’, in Harnessing quality for global competitiveness: Eastern Europe and Central Asia’s quality and standards, (ed) Jean-Louis Racine, World Bank: Washington, DC

Others

Raj-Reichert, G (2016) Exposing forced labour in Malaysian electronics: the role of a social auditor in labour governance within a global production network. GDI Working Paper 2016-005. Manchester: The University of Manchester.

Raj-Reichert, G (2016) STUDY 4: Promoting decent work in the electronics industry global supply chain, in Sectoral Studies on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains: Comparative Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for Social and Economic Upgrading, International Labour Office, Geneva.

Raj-Reichert, G (2016) “Dr Gale Raj-Reichert zur Rolle von Zulieferern und Audits: Interview mit einer Konferenz-Teilnehmerin”, in Sozial verantwortliche IT-Beschaffung in der Praxis: Hintergruende, Informationsquellen und Hilfestellungen, Weltwirtschaft, Oekologie & Entwicklung, e.V., Berlin.

Contributing author in International Labor Organization (2014) Ups and downs in the electronics industry: Fluctuating production and the use of temporary and other forms of employment, Issues paper for discussion at the Global Dialogue Forum on the Adaptability of Companies to Deal with Fluctuating Demands and the Incidence of Temporary and Other Forms of Employment in Electronics, GDFACE/2014, Geneva, Switzerland

Raj-Reichert, G (2012) Governance in Global Production Networks: Managing environemntal health risks in the personal computer production chain, Thesis submitted to the University of Manchester for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

International Labor Organization (2014) Ups and downs in the electronics industry: Fluctuating production and the use of temporary and other forms of employment, Issues paper for discussion at the Global Dialogue Forum on the Adaptability of Companies to Deal with Fluctuating Demands and the Incidence of Temporary and Other Forms of Employment in Electronics, GDFACE/2014, Geneva, Switzerland

Raj-Reichert G (2011) The Electronics Industry Code of Conduct: Private governance in a competitive and contested global production network. Competition and Change, 15(3), 221-238.

Raj-Reichert, G (2012) Governance in Global Production Networks: Managing environmental health risks in the personal computer production chain, PhD Dissertation, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester.

The New York Times series of articles on the iEconomy on the challenges of the high-technology industry, in particular its reporting on Apple and Foxconn. The series won the Putlizer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2013. The series can be found here.

Lüthje, B, Hürtgen, S, Pawlicki, P, and Sproll, M (2013) From Silicon Valley to Shenzhen: Global Production and Work in the IT Industry, Rowan & Littlefield.

Locke RM (2013) The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy, Cambridge University Press.

Milberg W, Winkler D (2013) Outsourcing Economics: Global value chains in capitalist development, Cambridge University Press.

Locke, RM, Rissing, BA, and Pal, T (2013) Complements of Substitutes? Private codes, state regulation and the enforcement of labour standards in global supply chains, British Journal of Industrial Relations

Distelhorst, G, Hainmueller, J, and Locke, RM (2014) Does lean improve labor standards? Capability building and social performance in the Nike supply chain. Watson Institute for International Studies Research Paper No. 2013-09. Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 2337601. (http://watson.brown.edu/files/watson/imce/locke/publications/NikeLean_8_SSRN%20(1).pdf)

Fransen, L, and Conzelmann, T (2014) Fragmented or cohesive transnational private regulation of sustainability standards? A comparative study, Regulation & Governance, (online version DOI: 10.1111/rego.12055)

Electronics Industry Code of Conduct (Version 3.0)

Blog entries

Borrero, E, Raj, G (2005) General Agreement on Trade in Services: Conditions to Achieve Developing Country Objectives, T.R.A.D.E. Series Occasional Paper 13, South Centre, Geneva. Lead author

Raj-Reichert, G (2015) ‘To improve labour conditions in the global electronics industry, more attention needs to be paid to contract manufacturers’, in Labour and Electronics (www.labourandelectronics.net) and Development@Manchester (www.blog.gdi.manchester.ac.uk), December 2015

Raj-Reichert, G and Nadvi, K (2015) ‘Improving labour conditions in the computer industry’, in Labour and Electronics (www.labourandelectronics.net), Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures (http://risingpowersif.blogspot.de), and Development@Manchester (www.blog.gdi.manchester.ac.uk), March and April

Raj-Reichert, G (2014) ‘Temporary workers in the electronics industry: consequences and potential solutions’, in Labour and Electronics (www.labourandelectronics.net), and Development@Manchester (www.blog.gdi.manchester.ac.uk), October