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Publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

Ashwin, S., Kabeer, N. & Schüßler, E. (2020): The global garment industry after Rana Plaza: Contested understandings, Development and Change, in print.

Kabeer, N., Huq, L. & Sulaiman, M. (2020): Paradigm shift or business as usual? Workers’ perspectives on multi–stakeholder initiatives in Bangladesh after Rana Plaza, Development and Change, in print.

Oka, C., Egels-Zanden, N. & Alexander, R. (2020): The Accord and beyond: Approaches of buyer engagement aimed at improving labour conditions in global supply chains, Development and Change, in print.

Rahman, S. & Rahman, M. (2020): Multi-actor co-responsibility initiatives after Rana Plaza: Managements’ views on Accord and Alliance, Development and Change, in print.

Ashwin, S., Oka, C., Schüßler, E., Alexander, R. & Lohmeyer, N. (2019): Spillover effects across transnational industrial relations agreements: The potential and limits of collective action in global supply chains, ILR Review, in print.

Langthaler, E. & Schüßler, E. (2019): Commodity studies with Polanyi: Disembedding and re-embedding labour and land in contemporary capitalism. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 44, 209-223. 

Schüßler, E., Frenkel, S. & Wright, C. W. (2019): Governance of labor standards in Australian and German garment supply chains: The impact of Rana Plaza, ILR Review, 72(3), 552-579.

Fontana, E. & Egels-Zandén, N. (2018): Non sibi, Sed omnibus: Influence of supplier collective behaviour on corporate social responsibility in the Bangladeshi apparel supply chain, Journal of Business Ethics. In print.

Helfen, M., Schüßler, E., Sydow, J. (2018): How can employment relations in global value networks be managed towards social responsibility? Human Relations, 71(12), 1640-1665. 

Lohmeyer, N., Schüßler, E. & Helfen, M. (2018): Can solidarity be organized "from below" in global supply chains? The case of ExChains, Industrielle Beziehungen / The German Journal for Industrial Relations, 4, 400-424.

Rahman, S. (2018): Revisiting empowerment: Rising female unemployment in the Bangladesh garment sector, Human Geography, 11(2).


Book chapters

Schüßler, E./Kirchner, S. (2020): Regulierung von Arbeit in globalen Güterketten. In: Fischer, K./Reiner, C./Staritz, C. (ed.): Globale Güterketten. Weltweite Arbeitsteilung und ungleiche Entwicklung (2nd ed.). Wien: Mandelbaum.

Lohmeyer, N. & Schüßler, E. (2019): Initiativen zur Verbesserung von Arbeitsstandards in der Bekleidungsindustrie: ExChains und das Brandschutzabkommen. In: Fischer, K./Grandner, M. (ed.) Globale Ungleichheit. Über Zusammenhänge von Kolonialismus, Arbeitsverhältnissen und Naturverbrauch. Wien: Mandelbaum. 

Kabeer, N. (2019): The evolving politics of labor standards in Bangladesh. In: Saxena, S. (ed.) Labor, Global Supply Chains and the Garment Industry in South Asia. London and New York: Routledge.

Rahman, S. (2019): Post-Rana Plaza responses. Changing role of the Bangladeshi government. In: Saxena, S. (ed.) Labor, Global Supply Chains and the Garment Industry in South Asia. London and New York: Routledge.

Rahman, S. (2019): Neo-liberalism, state and labor: Reflections on the garment industry. In: Tanzimuddin, M. & Sajjadur, M. (eds.) Neoliberal Development in Bangladesh. Dhaka: UPL.

Schüßler, E. & Lohmeyer, N. (2018): Rana Plaza as a threat to the fast fashion model? An analysis of institutional responses to the disaster in Germany. In: Becker-Leifhold, C./Heuer, M. (ed.) Eco Friendly and Fair: Fast Fashion and Consumer Behavior. London and New York: Routledge, Ch. 1, 3-14.

Wright, C. F. & Frenkel, S. J. (2016): SCC: Improving global supply chain governance in garment retailing. In: Sydow, J./Schüßler, E./Müller-Seitz, G. (eds): Managing Interorganizational Relations: Debates and Cases. Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 201-213.


Project reports

Schüßler, E., Frenkel, S., Ashwin, S., Kabeer, N., Egels-Zandén, N., Alexander, R., Huq, L., Oka, C., Lohmeyer, N., Rahman, S. & Rahman, K. M. (2019): Garment Supply Chains since Rana Plaza: Governance and Worker Outcomes. Garment Supply Chain Governance Project Final Report.

Schüßler, E., Frenkel, S., Ashwin, S., Kabeer, N., Egels-Zandén, N. Huq, L., Alexander, R., Oka, C., Lohmeyer, N., Rahman, S., & Rahman, K. M. (2019): Changes in the Governance of Garment Global Production Networks: Lead Firm, Supplier and Institutional Responses to the Rana Plaza Disaster (Version 1.1), Garment Supply Chain Governance Interim Report January 2019.


Discussion papers

Alexander, R. (2019): Limits to Buyer-Driven Governance for Sustainability in Global Production Networks, Garment Supply Chain Governance Discussion Paper Series No. 02/2019.

Kabeer, N., Huq, L., Sulaiman, M. (2019): Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives in Bangladesh after Rana Plaza: Global Norms and Workers’ Perspectives, Garment Supply Chain Governance Discussion Paper Series No. 01/2019.

Frenkel, S. J., Rahman, K. M., Rahman, S. (2017): Between Lead Firms and Institutional Ensembles: Labour and Safety Practices in Bangladeshi Garment Export Factories, Garment Supply Chain Governance Discussion Paper Series No. 03/2017.

Schüßler, E. & Lohmeyer, N. (2017): Changing Governance System for Labour: Germany’s Garment Supply Chains, Garment Supply Chain Governance Discussion Paper Series No. 02/2017.

Alexander, R., Ashwin, S., Lohmeyer, N., Oka, C., Schüßler, E. (2017): Analysing the Evolving Texture of Transnational Industrial Relations: Opening the Black Box of Interfirm and Firm-Union Relationships in the Global Garment Industry, Garment Supply Chain Governance Discussion Paper Series No. 01/2017.


Practitioner-oriented publications

Lohmeyer, N. (2019): Macht und Gegenmacht in globalen Produktionsnetzwerken der Bekleidungsindustrie – Das ExChains Netzwerk [Power and countervailing power in global supply chains in the garment industry – the ExChains network], WSI-Mitteilungen.

Rahman, S. (2017): Preventing another Rana Plaza disaster: Have reforms to Bangladesh’s garment industry gone far enough? In: Policy Forum, Asia & the Pacific Policy Society.

Schuessler, E. & Lohmeyer, N. (2016): Sozialstandards in der globalen Bekleidungsindustrie - Was hat sich seit Rana Plaza verändert? In: insight asia pacific 01/2016, pp. 6-9.


Student theses

PhD thesis (in progress)

Governance in global supply chains: The role of public and private regulation, UNSW Sydney, Jaco Fourie

Master theses

Impact of social media sentiment on compliance with workplace health and safety standards in the Bangladeshi garment industry, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Mohammad Mezbah Uddin

Drivers of CSR embeddedness in the garment industry, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Ulrike Fischer

Rethinking Collective Action in the Bangladeshi Apparel Manufacturing Sector, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Adiba Afros

Katastrophen als Auslöser für institutionellen Wandel bei der Regulierung von Arbeitsstandards? Eine Analyse von Legitimierungsstrategien von Unternehmen und Stakeholdern seit dem Rana Plaza Unglück, Freie Universität Berlin, Tina Kamrath

Meanings of Harmful Events: The Influence of the Rana Plaza Catastrophe on Supply Chain Governance Structures and Practices in the German Garment Retail Industry, Freie Universität Berlin, Ina Koch 

Der Diskurs unternehmerischer Verantwortung in der Bekleidungsindustrie, Freie Universität Berlin, Raphaela Dick

Strategieentwicklungsprozesse deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen zur Verbesserung der Arbeitsstandards in der globalen Bekleidungsindustrie, Freie Universität Berlin, Katharina Zurmühlen

Australian Non-Profit Organizations Advocacy Strategies, Policies and Practices regarding Labour Standards in Supply Chains, UNSW Sydney, Maria George

A Trend Towards Relational Governance Configurations? Governance of Labor Standards in the Swedish Garment Industry”, University of Gothenburg, J. Bona and J. Brunedal

Living Wage and Women Empowerment, University of Oxford and University of Gothenburg, R. Midlen.

Payment of a Living Wage to Garment Workers in India, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex  and University of Gothenburg, J. Hogwarth.

Bachelor theses

Die Integration sozialer Nachhaltigkeit in das Supply Chain Management – Ein Literaturüberblick, Freie Universität Berlin, Theresa Scheutzow

Wie haben die beiden deutschen Bekleidungsunternehmen C&A Mode GmbH & Co. KG und KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH auf den Rana Plaza Vorfall reagiert?, Freie Universität Berlin, Elisabeth Williams

Mehr Transparenz in der Modeindustrie? – Ein kritischer Vergleich von Nachhaltigkeitsrankings/-ratings, Freie Universität Berlin, Charlotta Frings