ILR Review

For more than 70 years, the ILR Review has been at the forefront of publishing peer-reviewed research on work and employment relations. The Review, published by SAGE Publications, is part of the Cornell University ILR School, which is regarded as the leading academic institution focused on the world of work.

We are dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research that advances new theory, presents novel empirical work, and informs organizational and public policy.

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Calls for Papers

Now accepting submissions for a special series on Work, Labor, and Employment Relations in the COVID-19 Era (PDF, 142 KB)

Announcing a Conference and Special Issue on Transnational Employment Relations in the European Union (PDF, 155 KB)

Announcing the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and ILR Review Best Paper Competition. (PDF, 182 KB)

Now accepting submissions for a special series on Industry and Organization Studies, in partnership with the Industry Studies Association (ISA). (PDF, 206 KB)

Current Issue – Volume 73, Number 4, August 2020

Special Issue on Labor Regulation in Global Supply Chains

These articles are part of a major multiyear collaboration of twenty scholars with deep expertise in this field. For more information about this ongoing research, see The New Conversations Project

Editorial Essay: Introduction to a Special Issue on Improving Private Regulation of Labor in Global Supply Chains: Theory and Evidence
Matthew Amengual and Sarosh Kuruvilla
Global Purchasing as Labor Regulation: The Missing Middle
Matthew Amengual, Greg Distelhorst, and Danny Tobin
Field Opacity and Practice-Outcome Decoupling: Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains
Sarosh Kuruvilla, Mingwei Liu, Chunyun Li, and Wansi Chen
Improving Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains: The Role of Institutional Environments and Monitoring Program Design
Jodi L. Short, Michael W. Toffel, and Andrea R. Hugill
Voice in Supply Chains: Does the Better Work Program Lead to Improvements in Labor Standards Compliance?
Kelly Pike
Lights On: How Transparency Increases Compliance in Cambodian Global Value Chains
Raymond Robertson
The Political Economy of Private and Public Regulation in Post-Rana Plaza Bangladesh
Jennifer Bair, Mark Anner, and Jeremy Blasi
Spillover Effects across Transnational Industrial Relations Agreements: The Potential and Limits of Collective Action in Global Supply Chains
Sarah Ashwin, Chikako Oka, Elke Schuessler, Rachel Alexander, and Nora Lohmeyer

Book Reviews
Tethered Fates: Companies, Communities, and Rights at Stake.
By Shareen Hertel. Reviewed by Rachel Alexander.
Gender and Work in Global Value Chains: Capturing the Gains?
By Stephanie Barrientos. Reviewed by Sarah Ashwin.
Labor Standards in International Supply Chains: Aligning Rights and Incentives.
By Daniel Berliner, Anne Regan Greenleaf, Milli Lake, Margaret Levi, and Jennifer Noveck. Reviewed by Lucas Amaral Lauriano.
Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers’ Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law.
By Adelle Blackett. Reviewed by Lorena Poblete.
Labor Politics in North Africa: After the Uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.
By Ian M. Hartshorn. Reviewed by Lorenzo Feltrin.