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Sarah Ashwin is Professor of Employment Relations and in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics. Sarah's research interests are in Corporate Social Responsibility and International Labour Standards, gender, employment and households, as well as employment relations and workers' movements in Russia. Her teaching at LSE focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility and International Labour Standards for which designed a new postgraduate course she has led since 2011.

Her publications include:

Ashwin, S. & Isupova, I. (2014) ‘“Behind every great man…” The male marriage wage premium examined qualitatively,’ Journal of Marriage and Family Vol. 76, No. 1.

Ashwin, S., Tartakovskaya, Ilyina, M & Lytkina, T. (2013) ‘Gendering reciprocity: Solving a puzzle of non-reciprocation,’ Gender & Society Vol. 27, No. 3.

Ashwin, S. & Clarke, S. (2003) Russian Trade Unions and Industrial Relations in Transition, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Ashwin, S. (1999) Russian Workers: The Anatomy of Patience, Manchester: MUP.

Email: s.ashwin@lse.ac.uk


Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research interests include gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship and much of her research is focused on South and South East Asia.

Her publications include:

Kabeer, N. (2015): “Gender equality, economic growth and women’s agency: the ‘endless variety’ and ‘monotonous similarity’ of patriarchal constraints” Feminist Economics Vol. 22, No. 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2015.1090009

Kabeer, N. (2004): ‘Globalisation, Labour Standards and Women’s Rights: Dilemmas of Collective (In)action in an Interdependent World’, Feminist Economics Vol. 10, No. 1.

Kabeer, N. and S. Mahmud (2004): Globalization, gender and poverty: Bangladeshi women workers in export and local markets’ with S. Mahmud.Journal of International Development Vol. 16, No. 1.

Mahmud, S. and N. Kabeer (2006): ‘Compliance versus accountability: struggles for dignity and daily bread in the Bangladesh garment industry’ in P. Newell and J.Wheeler (eds): Rights, Resources and the Politics of Accountability, Zed Press.

N.Kabeer (2000): The power to choose: Bangladeshi women and labour supply decisions in London and Dhaka, London: Verso.

E-Mail: N.Kabeer@lse.ac.uk

Chikako Oka is Lecturer in Asian Business and HRM at the School of Management at the Royal Holloway University of London. She is interested in the antecedents, mechanisms, and consequences of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in general and better labour conditions in global supply chains in particular. She has published articles examining how international buyers and labour unions influence working conditions in garment supply chains in South East Asia. She is also interested in how corporate reputation and status affect the extent to which firms engage in CSR. Another stream of her research examines national variations in CSR with a focus on Japan. 

E-Mail: Chika.Oka@rhul.ac.uk


Rachel Alexander is a Research Officer in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics. Her research interests include sustainable production, global production networks, clusters and industrial policy.

E-Mail: R.Alexander@lse.ac.uk