Recent Articles, Op-eds, and Papers.
Can Global Brands Create Just Supply Chains? FORUM essay. Boston Review May–June, 2013.
Quoted in The Big Story discussing stricter measures for Wal-mart suppliers
Co-author with Ben Rissing and Timea Pal, "Complements or Substitutes? Private Codes, State Regulation and the Enforcement of Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains," British Journal of Industrial Relations, doi: 10.1111/bjir.12003 (November 2012).
How waiting longer for an iPhone could help workers Editorial. South China Morning Post October 18, 2012.
"Hands off of Vale." Editorial. Folha de Sao Paulo 29 March 2011.
Co-author with Monica Romis, "The Promise & Perils of Private Voluntary Regulation: Labor Standards and Work Organizations in Two Mexican Factories," Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 17, No. 1 (February 2010).
Co-author with Matthew Amengual and Akshay Mangla, "Virtue out of Necessity?: Compliance, Commitment and the Improvement of Labor Conditions in Global Supply Chains," Politics & Society, Vol. 37, No 3 (September 2009): 319-351
Co-author with Thomas Kochan, Monica Romis, and Fei Qin, "Beyond corporate codes of conduct: Work organization and labour standards at Nike?s suppliers," International Labour Review, Vol. 146 Issue 1/2, (March?June 2007): 21-37.
Co-author with Fei Qin and Alberto Brause, "Does Monitoring Improve Labor Standards?: Lessons from Nike," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 61, Issue 1 (October 2007): 3-31.
Richard Locke, The Promise & Limits of Private Power Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 2013.
Co-author with Paul Osterman, Thomas Kochan, Michael Piore, Working in America, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. 2001
Richard Locke, Remaking the Italian Economy, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 1995.
Richard Locke, Thomas Kochan, Michael Piore, eds., Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. 1995.
Co-author with Suzanne Berger, "Il Caso Italiano and Globalization," in European Industrial Restructuring in a Global Economy: Fragmentation and Relocation of Valve Chairs, Michael Faust, Ulrich Voskamp, and Volker Witke, eds., Gottingen: SOFI, 2004.
Co-author with Thomas A. Kochan, Paul Osterman, and Michael Piore, "Extended Networks: A Vision for Next Generation Unions," in Unions in the 21st Century: An International Perspective, Anil Verma and Thomas A. Kochan, eds. 2004.
"The Promise and Perils of Globalization: The Case of Nike," in Management: Inventing and Delivering It's Future, Richard Schmalensee and Thomas A. Kochan, eds. MIT Press, 2003.
Co-author with Sean Safford, "Building Ties in the Building Trades"
Co-author with Dana Brown, "Standards versus Sovereignty: Toward Achieving Effective Labor Regulation in the Developing World."
Co-Author with Hiram Samel, "Looking in the Wrong Places: Consumer Demand, Supply Chain Governance, and Labor Standards in the Electronics Supply Chain: The Case of Hewlett Packard.
Co-author with Benjamin Rissing and Timea Pal, "Institutional Interactions and the Divergent Pathways to Improvements in Global Supply Chains."
Co-author with Gregory Distelhorst, Timea Pal and Hiram Samel, "Capacity Building, Supply Chain Governance, and Labor Stadards in the Global Electronics Industry: The Case of Hewlett Packard".
"Beyond Virtue: Compliance, Commitment, and the Construction of Interests in Global Supply Chains," chapter in Constructing Interests, Festschrift volume celebrating Suzanne Berger, edited by Peter Hall, Jonah Levy and Sophie Meunier.
Co-author with Rebecca Henderson, Christopher Lyddy, Cate Revis, "Nike Considered: Getting Traction on Sustainability," MIT Sloan School of Management Case 08-077, Dec 2008
Co-author with Cate Reavis and Diane Cameron, "Fair Trade Coffee: Going Mainstream?" MIT Sloan School of Management Case 08-069, Dec 2008
Co-author with Archana Kalegaonkar and Jonathan Lehrich, "Biocon India Group," MIT Sloan School of Management Case 08-081, Nov 2008
Co-author with Gabriel Bitran, "Vale: Case," MIT Sloan School of Management and Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, revised Apr 2008