Nike debate nike: the sweatshop debate after reading the document attached regarding nike and sweatshops, answer the questions in the attached document, summarize the strategic and operational challenges facing global managers illustrated in the selected case and comment on recent global developments affecting the company in this case. The nike controversy by matt wilsey, scott lichtig • provide childcare, social security benefits, medical insurance and bereavement leave, as stipulated under chinese labor law the aip was formed because of the public uproar from media reports of sweatshops being the core producers of products such as nike apparel and shoes, the. The campaign will be promoted through nike’s social channels as well as with avatars and filters for people who support the message to use in those channels it will also have billboards and. Transnational social movements networks of actors that are organized at local, national, and international levels people define their interests and identities in ways that go beyond the traditional nation-state borders.
The internet and grassroots politics: nike, the athletic apparel industry and the anti-sweatshop campaign by victoria carty george mason university, us pp 34-47 abstract this paper examines ways in which the internet has been employed to enhance political struggle in contemporary society. The study combines a large-n analysis of how transnational social movement organizations influence world politics with three in-depth case studies of transnational social movements: 1) the transnational movement against sweatshops, 2) the transnational environmental movement, and 3) the transnational human rights movement. Anti-sweatshop movement refers to campaigns to improve the conditions of workers in sweatshops, ie manufacturing places characterized by low wages, poor working conditions and often child laborit started in the 19th century in industrialized countries such as the united states, australia, new zealand and the united kingdom to improve the conditions of workers in those countries.
Research in social movements, conflict and change forthcoming, 2009 “the anti-war movement versus the war in iraq” international journal of peace studies 14(1) forthcoming, 2009 “a commodity chains analysis of cuba’s re-insertion into the global economy via “transnational organizing and the race to the bottom: labor struggles. Introduction this report was produced by the clean clothes campaign as background information for the play fair at the olympics campaign, which starts march 4, 2004 and aims to contribute to the improvement of labour conditions in the sportswear industry. Nike then presents itself as the savior of the poor, the pinnacle of global virtual capitalism, and as the victim of loosely networked social movements and advocacy groups who keep nike in the global spotlight.
Strategizing against sweatshops: the us anti-sweatshop movement and the global economy a dissertation by rights consortium (wrc) while scholars of social movements have analyzed campaign to get a number of colleges and universities to implement pro-labor codes of. Nike has been accused of using sweatshops since the early 1970s, when it produced goods in south korea, the people's republic of china, and taiwanas these countries economies developed, workers became more productive, wages rose, and many moved on to higher paying jobs. The contemporary anti-sweatshop movement emerged more than 10 years ago during that time period, numerous campaigns have challenged sweatshop labor practices (particularly in the garment industry) throughout the americas this article examines four such campaigns that primarily involved central american garment workers and us-based nongovernment organizations. In linking consumers to the producers of consumer items through the anti-sweatshop campaigns against nike and kathie lee gifford now, a word of caution : my analysis of the anti-sweatshop campaign is provisional and intended to spur discussion new information is coming to light daily, and this can set off a every social movement needs.
Armbruster-sandoval, studying four cases of cooperation on anti-sweatshop campaigns, finds the boomerang concept useful, but suggests that, in over-emphasising the role of transnational advocacy. Nike has been accused of using sweatshops since the early 1970s, when it produced goods in south korea, the people's republic of china, and taiwanas these countries' economies developed, workers became more productive, wages rose, and many moved on to higher paying jobs. View anti sweatshop movement research papers on academiaedu for free skip to main content this book also aspires to theorize the sweatshop in particular, the analysis developed in the following pages will try its best to convince the reader that the sweatshop must be conceptualized as globalization, transnational social movements. Extending these ideas, we examine the effects of anti-sweatshop campaigns on sales, stock performance, reputation and specialized ratings of us firms, using fixed-effects regression models and.
Nike multinational: ethical analysis print reference this there were protests held outside nike stores that forced nike to rethink its ethical and social responsibilities sweatshop brand nike had now been associated by public with slave work, low wages and forced overtime in late 1990’s nike launched a campaign to address its. Using the case of the anti-nike sweatshop labour campaign, discuss the basis, the process and the problems faced by new transnational social movement coalitions in an increasingly globalized world transnational corporations (tncs) have acquired unprecedented levels of power and autonomy. The analysis demonstrates that social movements can in some circumstances shape both the markets and fields that firms inhabit specifically, anti-sweatshop campaigns (1 had negative effects on sales (though only among.