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Beyond sweatshops : foreign direct investment and globalization in developing countries

Author: Theodore H Moran
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Beyond Sweatshops, Theodore Moran shows how the dangers associated with FDI can be avoided and the globalization process turned into a win-win outcome for workers and communities in both developed and developing countries." "Moran begins his analysis by examining the perils and the benefits of FDI in export-oriented, labor-intensive industries where sweatshop-type conditions frequently occur. He contrasts plants
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore H Moran
ISBN: 0815706162 9780815706168 0815706154 9780815706151
OCLC Number: 49260280
Description: v, 196 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreign direct investment in low-wage, low-skill activities --
Improving the treatment of workers at the bottom by providing a path up from below --
Core standards for the treatment of workers around the world --
WTO-based enforcement of core labor standards --
Voluntary mechanisms for improving the treatment of workers --
Using foreign investment to shape host-country development --
The impact of outward investment on the home economy of the investor.
Responsibility: Theodore H. Moran.

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This volume examines the impact of foreign direct investment in manufacturing on growth and welfare in developing countries, and explores how host governments can take advantage of the contributions  Read more...

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