Meta-regulation approach to raise social accountability In global supply firms

Rahim, Mia Mahmudur (2014) Meta-regulation approach to raise social accountability In global supply firms. In Corporate Law Teachers Association Conference 2014, 2-4 February 2014, National Wine Centre, Adelaide, SA. (Unpublished)


This Article proposes a meta-regulation approach to address the gap between the objectives, commitment, practice and outcome in the accountability practice of the global supply chain in the developing countries. The literatures on the accountability practice in the global supply chains typically focuses on the strategies for raising corporate social accountability standards in multinational buying firms and seldom focuses on this strategies in the outsourced firms in the developing countries. This article tries to fill this void by examining the situation in Bangladesh, the third largest RMG supply country in the world. It conceptualizes a meta-regulation approach with the aim of raising social accountability practice in this industry. It shows that this regulation approach is suitable to effectively raise this practice standard in a perspective where the non-legal drivers are meagrely low, global buying firms are highly profit driven and the governmental agencies are either inadequate or highly corrupt.

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ID Code: 83062
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
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Keywords: Accountability, social audit, meta-regulation, ready-made garments industry, corporate law, Savar Tragedy
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2015 01:21
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 01:21

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