Links and Additional Readings

Links to relevant websites:

Rising Powers and Global Standards Network

Capturing the Gains project

Mining and CSR project

Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition

GoodElectronics – International Network on Human Rights and Sustainability in Electronics


Additional Readings:

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. (

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)