Understanding the labour supply chain: opening new pathways for combatting exploitation in supply chains. Seminar on Tuesday, May 21th, 2024

Andrew Crane - Professor at University of Bath (United Kingdom). The seminar is reserved to Department of Management.

  • Date: 21 May 2024 from 14:00 to 15:00

  • Event location: On line (Teams) and live in Aula Seminari 1, via Capo di Lucca 34, Bologna

Supply chain experts understand well the complexity of product supply chains but only rarely consider the labour supply chains of workers involved in producing those products. However, the labour supply chain is a key determinant of working conditions. Understanding it better is critical to combatting exploitation in supply chains. In this paper, we develop new conceptual understandings of the labour supply chain and explore the implications for research and practice.

Andrew Crane is Professor of Business and Society and Director of the Centre for Business, Organisations and Society in the School of Management at the University of Bath, UK. He is a leading author, educator, researcher, and commentator on corporate responsibility and the business of modern slavery.

Andrew is particularly known for his thought leadership on the changing role of the corporation in the global economy and is widely recognized as an authority on the social, ethical, and political responsibilities of business.

He has published in, and served on the board of, many of the world’s leading academic business journals, and from 2015-2019 was co-editor of one of the premier international journals in the field, Business & Society.

The seminar will be held in English.

Major information: Elisa Villani (e.villani@unibo.it).