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Transparency in supply chains and the lived experiences of workers and their families in the garment sectors of Bangladesh and Myanmar

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Transparency in supply chains and the lived experiences of workers and their families in the garment sectors of Bangladesh and Myanmar. / Vaughn, Leona; Balch, Alex; Johns, Jennifer L; Currie, Samantha.

In: Journal of the British Academy, Vol. 7, No. s1, 18.06.2019, p. 35-60.

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Vaughn, Leona ; Balch, Alex ; Johns, Jennifer L ; Currie, Samantha. / Transparency in supply chains and the lived experiences of workers and their families in the garment sectors of Bangladesh and Myanmar. In: Journal of the British Academy. 2019 ; Vol. 7, No. s1. pp. 35-60.

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