University of Manchester
Stephanie Barrientos is Professor Emerita in the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester. She was previously a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She gained her BA and PhD in Political Economy at the University of Kent. She has researched and published widely on gender, global production, employment, decent work, trade and labour standards, corporate social responsibility, fair trade, and ethical trade.MORE ABOUT STEPHANIE BARRIENTOS >
Jan 1, 2019
Stephanie BARRIENTOS, Lara BIANCHI, Cindy BERMAN
Gender and governance of global value chains: Promoting the rights of women workers
Private governance channelled through social compliance programmes and gender initiatives of multinational companies have had limited impact in tackling gender discrimination in global value chains (GVCs). The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) provide a public–...
Jan 1, 2017
Matthew Alford, Stephanie Barrientos, Margareet Visser
Multi-scalar Labour Agency in Global Production Networks: Contestation and Crisis in the South African Fruit Sector
Integration into global production networks poses significant challenges, and also opens up opportunities, for labour agency. Governance by lead firms affects working conditions and can drive precarious employment; this interacts with and can constrain national labour legislation covering labour rig...
Jan 1, 2019
Gender and Work in Global Value Chains
This book focuses on the changing gender patterns of work in a global retail environment associated with the rise of contemporary retail and global sourcing. This has affected the working lives of hundreds of millions of workers in high-, middle- and low-income countries. The growth of contemporary ...
Aug 5, 2021
Matthew Alford, Margareet Visser, Stephanie Barrientos
Southern actors and the governance of labour standards in global production networks: The case of South African fruit and wine
Recent studies highlight the emergence of standards, including multi-stakeholder initiatives developed and applied within the global South where supplier firms are usually based. This trend has created a complex ethical terrain whereby transnational standards flow through global production networks ...