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The Ethical and Economic Case Against Sweatshop Labor: A Critical Assessment

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  • Benjamin Powell & Matt Zwolinski, 2012. "The Ethical and Economic Case Against Sweatshop Labor: A Critical Assessment," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 107(4), pages 449-472, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:107:y:2012:i:4:p:449-472
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-1058-8
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    1. Leonid A. Krasnozhon & David Simpson & Walter E. Block, 2015. "Fair Trade: Its Real Impact On The Working Poor," Review of Social and Economic Issues, Romanian-American University, vol. 1(2), pages 5-28, march.
    2. Domènec Melé, 2014. "“Human Quality Treatment”: Five Organizational Levels," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 120(4), pages 457-471, April.
    3. Mathew Coakley & Michael Kates, 2013. "The Ethical and Economic Case for Sweatshop Regulation," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 117(3), pages 553-558, October.
    4. repec:eee:accfor:v:37:y:2013:i:2:p:81-91 is not listed on IDEAS

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