What is it about?
Ten years after writing a paper that outlined a then little known topic - how redundant ships are driven onto the beaches of Bangladesh and broken up by hand - I revisited the subject to find out what impact, if any, political, industry, activist and academic activities have had.
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Why is it important?
Despite much talk and supposed action to bring about change for safer and more environmentally friendly ship breaking methods, I find that not much has changed for the workers. Decisions by multinational businesses are still largely driven by economic factors alone.
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This page is a summary of: Return to Chittagong: ten years since the “postcard”, Critical Perspectives on International Business, October 2017, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-06-2017-0037.
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