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When: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

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Audience:Alumni, Anyone, Carleton Community, Current Students, Staff and Faculty
Contact:Melissa Doric,

Please join us for the next Research Seminar taking place on Thursday, October 22.

New faculty member, Professor Jinsun Bae (Assistant Professor in International Business) will be discussing her research projects.


Scholars and practitioners of international business have grappled with the question of how companies can operate their business responsibly as participants of global value chains (GVCs). In this seminar, I introduce my research projects that examine corporate social responsibility (CSR) in GVCs from three distinctive perspectives. First, I aim to have a global-level understanding of labor practices in global supply chains by analyzing the panel data of labor compliance audits collected from 10+ countries and industries. This project complements the second project based on my Ph.D. dissertation, where I examine the introduction of and contestation around compliance-based CSR in Myanmar’s garment industry between 2011 and 2015. In parallel, my third project focuses on Korean MNCs that have established themselves as prominent players in global value chains. Using the case study of three Korean MNCs that function as major first-tier suppliers in the apparel and electronics industries, I look at how these suppliers implement CSR demands of their lead firms, while trying to retain cost competitiveness. To conclude, I would like to discuss possible future projects in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on existing CSR practices.