Research Articles

Here, you can find research articles produced by the Embed-Dignity team.


Soundararajan, V. (2023). The dark side of the cascading compliance model in global value chains. Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Available here.


Agarwal, P. 2022. State-Migrant relations in India: Internal migration, welfare rights, and covid 19. Social Change. (Link coming soon) 

Crane, A., Soundararajan, V., Bloomfield, M. J., LeBaron, G., & Spence. L. J., 2022. Hybrid freedom: Worker hostels and the problem of freedom and unfreedom in South Indian garment supply chains. Human Relations, Available here.


Niezna, M. and Agarwal, P. 2021. Big questions, self-education and collective learning: studying critical ‘modern slavery’ together. Anti-Trafficking Review. Available here.

Soundararajan, V., Wilhelm, M., & Crane, A. 2021. Humanizing research on working conditions in supply chains: A path to decent work. Journal of Supply Chain Management. Available here

Soundararajan, V., Khan, Z., Sahasranaman, S., & Jain, T.  2021. Multinational enterprises and the governance of sustainability in emerging market supply chains: An agile governance perspective. Journal of World Business. Available here


McCarthy, L., Soundararajan, V., & Taylor, S. 2020. The Hegemony of men in global value chains: Why it matters for labour governance. Human Relations. Available here.

Rogerson, M., Crane A., Soundararajan, V., Ward-Grosvold, J. & Cho, C. 2020. Organisational responses to mandatory modern slavery disclosure legislation: A failure of experimentalist governance? Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. Available here.

Bird, R. C. & Soundararajan, V. 2020. From suspicion to sustainability in global supply chains, Texas A&M Law Review. Available here


Soundararajan, V., Brown, J. A. & Wicks, A. 2019. Can multi-stakeholder initiatives improve global supply chains? Improving deliberative capacity with a stakeholder orientation. Business Ethics Quarterly. Available here.


Bird, R. & Soundararajan, V. 2018. The role of precontractual signals in creating sustainable global supply chains. Journal of Business Ethics. Available here

Soundararajan, V. & Brammer, S. 2018. Developing country sub-supplier responses to social sustainability requirements of intermediaries: Exploring the role of framing on fairness perceptions and reciprocity. Journal of Operations Management. Available here.

Soundararajan, V., Khan, Z., & Tarba, S. 2018. Beyond brokering: Sourcing agents, boundary work and working conditions in global supply chains. Human Relations. Available here.

Soundararajan, V., Jamali, D. & Spence, L. J. 2018. Small business social responsibility: A critical multi-level review, synthesis and research agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews. Available here

Soundararajan, V., Spence, L. & Rees, C. 2018. Small business and social irresponsibility in developing countries: Working conditions and ‘evasion’ institutional work. Business & Society. Available here.


Jamali, D., Karam, C., Yin, J., & Soundararajan, V. (2017). CSR logics in developing countries: Translation, adaptation and stalled development. Journal of World Business, Available here.


Soundararajan, V. & Brown, J. A. (2016). Voluntary governance mechanisms in global supply chains:  Beyond CSR to a stakeholder utility perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, Available here.