Richard M. Locke

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Private, voluntary compliance programs, promoted by global corporations and non-governmental organizations alike, have produced only modest and uneven improvements in working conditions and labor rights in most global supply chains. Through a detailed study of a major global apparel company and its suppliers, this paper argues that this compliance model(More)
Possible mechanisms are evaluated for the acute regulation of the hamster brown-fat mitochondrial proton-conductance pathway which is active during non-shivering thermogenesis. Isolated mitochondria are incubated under conditions designed to approximate to the non-thermogenic state, and the effect of the steady infusion of fatty acids or acyl derivatives(More)
Introduction Common challenges (e.g., changing conditions of international competition, massive industrial change, pressures for the decentralization of bargaining and increased "flexibility") confront labor movements in all the advanced industrial states. The new terms of international competition and technological innovation have radically altered markets(More)
Recent research on regulation and governance suggests that a mixture of public and private interventions is necessary to improve working conditions and environmental standards within global supply chains. Yet less attention has been directed to how these different forms of regulation interact in practice. The form of these interactions is investigated(More)
Cells and mitochondria were prepared from the brown adipose tissue of adult guinea-pigs adapted to either 4-7 degrees C or 22-25 degrees C. The cold-adapted cells displayed noradrenaline-stimulated, propranolol-sensitive respiration, but noradrenaline failed to increase the respiration of the warm-adapted cells. Purine-nucleotide-sensitive proton(More)
Introduction Much of prevailing industrial relations theory rests on the premise that there exist different "national models" of industrial relations. This approach rests on three distinct but interrelated assumptions : 1) that national borders are synonymous with the scope of markets; 2) that national unions are necessary to cope with challenges generated(More)