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dc.contributor.authorNelson, Valerie*
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Adrienne*
dc.contributor.authorEwert, Joachim*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:56:37Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:56:37Zen
dc.date.issued2005-06-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520500075821en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130741en
dc.descriptionAs retailers in the North increasingly adopt codes of practice containing social and/or environmental provisions in global supply chains, there is a need for rigorous assessment of their social impact. Moving beyond the rhetoric, it is important to establish the actual impact of such codes on poorer workers, their families, and other local stakeholders. This paper sets out the key methodological and conceptual issues arising in such an assessment as identified by a three-year study on the South African wine industry. It reviews the different motivations and approaches employed by code bodies, donors, academics, and practitioners, and highlights the lack of workers' voices in the debate on corporate responsibility as well as some of the early research findings. Finally, it explains how the inherent power inequalities in global supply chains make it more difficult to adopt a truly empowering approach to assessing the impact of codes of practice.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent7en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/what-difference-can-they-make-assessing-the-social-impact-of-corporate-codes-of-130741
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleWhat difference can they make? Assessing the social impact of corporate codes of practiceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countrySouth Africaen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameDevelopment and the Private Sectoren
prism.number3 & 4en
prism.volume15en


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