Dr. Gale Raj-Reichert
Gale Raj-Reichert is the Principal Investigator of the DFG funded project ‘Labour governance in global production networks: Assessing labour standards in a new generation of public procurement legislation and trade agreements linked to market access into the European Union’ (LG-GPN). The project, which is in cooperation with researchers at the University of Vienna and the Technical University of Vienna, assesses in what ways socially responsible public procurement and labour standards in trade agreements in the EU improve labour governance in the electronics and clothing industries in Vietnam. It does so by using an inter-disciplinary theoretical framework that combines the global production network analytical approach originating in economic geography with emerging theories in transnational regulatory governance from political science and employment relations in labour sociology. Gale is currently on secondment from Queen Mary University of London School of Geography where she is a Lecturer in Economic Geography.
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Since 2019 Research Fellow, WZB
Since 2017 Lecturer in Economic Geography, School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London
2014 - 2016 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
2013 Lecturer in International Development, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
2011 - 2012 Lecturer in Globalisation and Development, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
2012 PhD, University of Manchester, Global Development Institute
Since 2020 Editorial Board, Competition & Change
Raj-Reichert, G. and Gräf, H. (2020) Socially responsible public procurement by the city and districts of Berlin: protecting workers in global supply chains (unpublished paper, Berlin)
Gräf, Helena/Raj-Reichert, Gale (2020) "Bessere Arbeitsbedingungen weltweit. Das neue Berliner Vergaberecht stärkt soziale Verantwortung für Lieferketten". In: WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 168, S. 95-97.
Raj-Reichert, G., Helmerich, N., and Zajak, S. (forthcoming) Introduction to Special Issue on Digitalisation, Labour and Global Production, Competition and Change.
Helmerich, Nicole, Raj-Reichert, Gale, Zajak, Sabrina (2020) 'Exercising associational and networked power through the use of digital technology by workers in global value chains', Competition and Change, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1024529420903289
Raj-Reichert, G (2019) 'The powers of a social auditor in a global production network: the case of Verité and the exposure of forced labour in the electronics industry', Journal of Economic Geography, DOI:10.1093/jeg/lbz030
Ponte, S, Gereffi, G, and Raj-Reichert, G (2019) Handbook on Global Value Chains, Edward Elgar Publishing.
Raj-Reichert, G (2019) ‘Transnational first-tier suppliers in global value chains’, in Ponte, S, Gereffi, G, and Raj-Reichert, G (eds) Handbook on Global Value Chains, Edward Elgar Publishing.
Raj-Reichert, G (2019) ‘Global Value Chains, Contract Manufacturers, and the Middle-Income Trap: The electronics industry in Malaysia’, Journal of Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2019.1595599
Raj-Reichert, G (2018) ‘The Changing Landscape of Contract Manufacturing in the Electronics Industry Global Value Chain’, in Nathan, D. (eds) Upgrading and Innovation in Global Value Chains in Asia, Cambridge University Press.
Raj-Reichert, G (2017) ‘Public and private governance gaps in occupational health and safety: a case study of the electronics industry in Penang, Malaysia’, in Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood: Contesting New Modes of Governance, (eds) Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich, and Thomas Risse, Palgrave Macmillan.
Raj-Reichert, G (2016) ‘Exposing forced labour in Malaysian electronics: the role of a social auditor in labour governance within a global production network’. GDI Working Paper 2016-005. Manchester: The University of Manchester.
Raj-Reichert, G (2016) STUDY 4: Promoting decent work in the electronics industry global supply chain, in Sectoral Studies on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains: Comparative Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for Social and Economic Upgrading, International Labour Office, Geneva.
Nadvi, K, and Raj-Reichert, G (2015) ‘Governing health and safety at lower tiers of the computer industry global value chain’, Regulation & Governance, Vol. 9, no. 3: 243-258.
Raj-Reichert, G (2015) ‘Exercising power over labour governance in the electronics industry’, Geoforum, Vol. 67: 89-92.
Raj-Reichert, G (2013) ‘Safeguarding labour in relocated factories: Health and safety governance in an electronics global production network’, Geoforum, Vol. 44: 23-31.
Raj-Reichert, G (2011) ‘The Electronic Industry Code of Conduct: Private governance in a competitive and contested global production network’, Competition & Change, Vol. 15, no.3: 221-238.