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Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder: Creating Value by Investing in Your Workforce by Jody Heymann

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Creating Good Working Conditions Throughout the Supply Chain

COMPANIES PRODUCING IN HIGH-WAGE countries repeatedly face the question of whether they should move some of their operations abroad to lower-wage locations. Companies that already have a portion of their sales in one or more low-income countries inevitably need to address whether it makes more sense to move some of their production closer to the site of their sales. Regardless of the origin of a company developing a multinational presence, any organization that is working across borders needs to answer a fundamental question about the nature of the work environment, wage and benefit policies, productivity and quality control. If a company from a high-income country has an operation ...

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