[Iag-list] Global Production Networks Workshop Macq Tues 14 Feb

Phillip O'Neill P.ONeill at westernsydney.edu.au
Thu Feb 9 09:24:54 AEDT 2017

Anyone interested in attending this GPN event (with Prof Neil Coe as keynote speaker) then please contact the organisers via Selma.Huang at mq.edu.au<mailto:Selma.Huang at mq.edu.au>
Details follow:
GPN-Labour Workshop
Global Production Networks in the Spotlight: Chains or Opportunities for Workers?
 9:30 – 9:45 Acknowledgement of Country, Welcome and Introduction
 9.45 – 11:15 Session I
 Paper 1: Indian Auto Workers, Global Production Networks and ‘De Facto Informality’
Tom Barnes (Australian Catholic University)
 Paper 2: Automation and Inequality in Taxes and Transfers Rod Tyers (University of Western Australia) and Yixiao Zhou (Curtin University)
 Paper 3: Geographies of Labour in Liquified Natural Gas: Global Production at Work in Southeast Asia
Bradon Ellem (University of Sydney) Discussion  11:15 – 11:45 Morning tea  11:45 – 12:45 Keynote Speech: Professor Neil Coe, National University of Singapore Global production networks 2.0 and the geographies of Labour Discussion  12:45 – 14:00 Lunch  14:00 – 15:00 Session II
Paper 4: Empowerment of Bangladesh Female Workers in the Export-Oriented Sector of Ready Made Garments Andrea Chareunsy and Sayma Rahman (Macquarie University) Paper 5: Gender in Global Production Networks: Empowerment or Exploitation Annie Delaney (RMIT) Discussion  15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon tea
15:30 – 16:30 Session III
 Paper 6: Human Rights Impacts in Corporate Supply Chains: Who has the Responsibility and Leverage to Protect Rights? Justine Nolan (UNSW)  Paper 7: Towards a Shared Responsibility Framework for Regulating Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains Stephen J. Frenkel (UNSW), Ivanka Mamic (Independent Researcher) and Laura Greene (International Labour Organization) Discussion  16:30 – 16:45 Closing remarks
Our Keynote speaker:
Neil Coe, Professor of Economic Geography, Department of geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Neil M. Coe is Professor of Economic Geography at the National University of Singapore. His research interests are in the areas of global production networks and local economic development; the geographies of local and transnational labour markets; the geographies of innovation; and institutional and network approaches to economic development. These concerns have been explored through research into computer services, temporary staffing and logistics in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific, the film and television industry in the UK and Canada, and retailing in the UK, East Asia and Eastern Europe.

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