Call for papers closes 12 December 2016, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Papers are invited for presentation at this workshop that will bring together leading scholars working at the interface between GPN analysis and global labour issues to galvanize the debate on the social implications of GPN, and to gain strategic insights on what challenges workers face in the current mode of GPN driven capitalism. The symposium will expand a growing multidisciplinary literature in the field of GPNs, with the potential to produce significant contributions with an integrated disciplinary framework.
The aim of this workshop is to:
- Analyse theories or case studies that offer the opportunity to better understand the opportunities or dangers GPNs offers for workers, their wages and employment prospects;
- Explore the implications of integration into GPNs by Small and Medium Enterprises, to better understand how the GPNs affects SMEs (e.g. by altering their access to financial resources) in their process of employment creation and destruction.
- Examine the relationships between GPNs and employment outcomes and the mediating role of processes and institutions influencing this relationship geographically and at the firm, industry and national levels.
- Investigate policies that have been successful or that are likely to be so in facilitating a translation of economic benefits (for some) into social benefits (for many).