Institutional Emergence in an Era of Globalization: The Rise of Transnational Private Regulation of Labor and Environmental Conditions1

@article{Bartley2007InstitutionalEI,
  title={Institutional Emergence in an Era of Globalization: The Rise of Transnational Private Regulation of Labor and Environmental Conditions1},
  author={Tim Bartley},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2007},
  volume={113},
  pages={297 - 351}
}
  • Tim Bartley
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • Why have systems of “transnational private regulation” recently emerged to certify corporate social and environmental performance? Different conceptions of institutional emergence underlie different answers to this question. Many scholars argue that firms create certification systems to solve problems in the market—a view rooted in a conception of institutions as solutions to collective action problems. The author develops a different account by viewing institutions as the outcome of political… CONTINUE READING
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