By drawing up a model of the internal communication system of Bangladeshi ready-made garment factories, Helene Blumer identifies the existence and intensity of its communication flows. She furthermore discloses a connection from this communication system to labor unrest. The absence of a functioning formal channel within the factory, the lack of effective labor representation and the rare physical presence of the factory owners confirm the existence of a communication barrier. As symptom of a flawed communication system, this barrier confirms a connection to labor unrest and the management's unawareness of its emergence, which would thwart any modes to predict and prevent work disruptions.
|Publication date:||7th December 2015|
|Publisher:||Springer Gabler an imprint of Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG|
|Categories:||Business ethics & social responsibility, Corporate governance,|
Helene Blumer obtained her Master of Science in Business Administration (major in New Business Development) at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur. She currently works at the Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) in the fields of corporate responsibility and business internationalization.More About Helene Blumer