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Garment Supply Chain Governance

Based on the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh in 2013, the Garment Supply Chain Governance project examines current institutional changes in the regulation of labor and environmental standards in the textile and garment trade from the perspective of fashion retailers, suppliers and textile workers. From a theoretical point of view, the project aims to identify institutional and strategic differences in the governance of global production networks through a comparative analysis and to contrast them with the thesis of increasing convergence in transnational fields. On the other hand, the role of temporary events such as the Rana Plaza disaster as a crystallization point for multi-stakeholder initiatives is to be examined more closely, especially with regard to their medium- and long-term effects on organizations.

Project partners: Prof. Sarah Ashwin (LSE, UK), Prof. Niklas Egels-Zandén (University of Gothenburg, SE), Prof. Stephen Frenkel (University of New South Wales, AUS), Prof. Naila Kabeer (LSE, UK), Dr. Simeen Mahmud (BRAC University, BD).

Contact Person

Prof. Elke Schüßler


VolkswagenStiftung, opens an external URL in a new window (together with the Wellcome Trust and the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond)


01/2016 - 12/2019