Question 2 – what should global supply chain governance look like?
Labour standards need to be monitored right along the length of the supply chain, not just with the immediate supplier. There is also currently no global uniformity on labour standards. Each country has its own standards, and often the standards are set at very low levels, as is the case with India. Global supply chains should strive to develop a minimum standard that should be applicable universally.
Question 5 – what are the benefits and drawbacks of global supply chains as a 'model' for production and development?
From a developing country perspective, in the long run, global supply chains should lead to the equalisation of opportunity everywhere, so they are to be welcomed. They integrate the world economy and we believe that this is something desirable, even though the short-term consequences may not be positive.
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