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.
|Publisher:||Brookings Institution Press|
|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
|2||Foreign Direct Investment in Low-Wage, Low-Skill Activities||10|
|3||Improving the Treatment of Workers at the Bottom by Providing a Path Up from Below||23|
|4||Core Standards for the Treatment of Workers around the World||46|
|5||WTO-Based Enforcement of Core Labor Standards||66|
|6||Voluntary Mechanisms for Improving the Treatment of Workers||85|
|7||Using Foreign Investment to Shape Host-Country Development||108|
|8||The Impact of Outward Investment on the Home Economy of the Investor||139|
|9||A Summing Up||147|