Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization in Developing Nations / Edition 1

Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization in Developing Nations / Edition 1

by Theodore H. Moran
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815706154

ISBN-13: 2900815706150

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The expansion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing and assembly has raised concerns that workers may be exploited in developing economies while jobs are drained from developed economies at home. 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

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The expansion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing and assembly has raised concerns that workers may be exploited in developing economies while jobs are drained from developed economies at home. 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. The effects of trade liberalization have been widely studied, yet the impact of FDI is less well known. By filling in gaps in evidence and analysis, Moran provides a foundation for understanding the effects of globalization of industry on workers, firms, and communities in home and host countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900815706150
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Foreign Direct Investment in Low-Wage, Low-Skill Activities10
3Improving the Treatment of Workers at the Bottom by Providing a Path Up from Below23
4Core Standards for the Treatment of Workers around the World46
5WTO-Based Enforcement of Core Labor Standards66
6Voluntary Mechanisms for Improving the Treatment of Workers85
7Using Foreign Investment to Shape Host-Country Development108
8The Impact of Outward Investment on the Home Economy of the Investor139
9A Summing Up147
Notes167
Index189

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