publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Protecting workers through supply chains: lessons from two construction case studies

James, Philip; Walters, David; Sampson, Helen; Wadsworth, Emma;
Open Access
  • Published: 28 May 2014
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Two case studies of the successful use of supply chains to support the effective management of health and safety on constructions sites are analysed to identify the factors supporting this success. The analysis reveals that a combination of external regulatory pressures and an industry structure facilitative of the establishment and implementation of ‘good practice’ played a crucial role in the outcomes achieved. It is concluded therefore that while the findings lend weight to policy initiatives to utilise the power dynamics in supply chains to protect working conditions, they also suggest that surrounding institutional and industrial contexts exert a potentiall...
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free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, General Business, Management and Accounting, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
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