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Apple's iPad City: subcontracting exploitation to China

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Many image-conscious technology companies, probably none more than Apple in our digital age, have professed ideals of corporate citizenship, environmental, labour and social responsibility in their supplier codes of conduct. This is in part a response to the growing anti-sweatshop movement in the electronics industry from within the United States, Europe, and more recently Greater China (Smith et al. 2006; Litzinger 2013). Violations of factory workers’ fundamental rights in export-oriented i...

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10.4337/9781783470211

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SIAS, Contemporary Chinese Studies

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Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publisher's website
Pages:
76-97
Host title:
Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production
Publication date:
2015
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608957
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pubs:608957
ISBN:
9781783470211

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