- PhD student
- Tuesday 11 Oct 2022, 16:00 - 18:00
- PhD defence
- Spoken Language
- Aula B and livestream
- International Institute of Social Studies
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This Public Defence may broadcast on ISS livestream. If so, you will be able to watch the Public Defence live at www.iss.nl/live
On 11 October 2022, Britta Holzberg will defend her PhD thesis focusing on the actor in global production networks that stands where the glo-cal influences interact – the local supplier
Referring to Social Development Goal 8 - Decent work for all - she argues that despite efforts by the global textile and garment to achieve this, indecent work realities persist, especially in textiles and garment supplier firms in the Global South.
Previous research showed that a multitude of global and local (glo-cal) influences shape work realities on the factory floor. To better understand the complex problem of ensuring decent work in global garment production, this dissertation, therefore, focuses on the actor in global production networks that stands where the glo-cal influences interact – the local supplier.
Her thesis was guided by three research questions:
- How do glo-cal influences crossverge at the point of the supplier and motivate (in)decent work outcomes in the global garment production network?
- How do crossvergence dynamics diffuse across different horizontal nodes and vertical stages of the global garment production network?
- How do owners-managers of garment supplier firms frame their decent work perspectives?
She answers these questions in a series of papers investigating the formation of glocal perspectives and decent work practices in the textiles and the garment industries in Egypt and the garment industry in Jordan.
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Doctoral dissertation supervisors
Full Doctoral Committee
Professor Peter Lund-Thomsen, Copenhagen Business School
Dr Shamel Azmeh, University of Manchester
Professor Meike Tilebein, University of Stuttgart
Professor Eva Gerharz, Fulda University of Applied Sciences
Professor Irene van Staveren, ISS
Professor Wil Hout, ISS