Private Ordering and Institutional Choice: Defining the Role of Multinational Corporations in Promoting Global Labor Standards

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Ian R. McNeil’s concept of relational contracting helped to transform our understanding of a contract from a mere exchange of promises to the creation of a relationship. Contracts are “relations among people who have exchanged, are exchanging, or expect to be exchanging in the future—in other words, exchange relations.”

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International business enterprises, International labor law, Globalization -- Social aspects, Contracts, Law & economics, Forced labor, Human rights, Multinational corporations, Sweatshops, International, United States, Forced labour, Labour law

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Annette Burkeen (Northern Kentucky University)

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