Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization in Developing Nations

Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization in Developing Nations

by Theodore H. Moran

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Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization in Developing Nations by Theodore H. Moran

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: 9780815706151
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Theodore H. Moran is a nonresident fellow at the Center for Global Development and holds the Marcus Wallenberg Chair at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He is founder and director of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy. His recent books include Does Foreign Direct Investment Promote Development? (CGD and IIE, 2005) and Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization in Developing Countries (Brookings, 2002).

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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