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  • Several factors contribute to BFC’s apparent success. One of the strategies BFC employed to control free-riding was to disclose noncompliant factories publically. Public disclosure has been identifi ed as effective at least as early as Brandeis (1913). In the Cambodian case, such disclosure occurred in the periodic synthesis reports BFC issued and publically disclosed (Polaski 2004 and 2006). Polaski also suggests that universal participation was another critical factor because the BFC program made participation in the program a condition for export under the terms of the agreement.

author list (cited authors)

  • Brown, D., Dehejia, R., & Robertson, R.

editor list (cited editors)

  • Bair, J., Miller, D., & Dickson, M.

Book Title

  • Workers' Rights and Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains Is a Social Label the Answer?

publication date

  • November 2013