R esearch

The TAOS team has several years experience doing social research for institutional
investors in the U.S., the socially responsible investment community, and trade unions.
Our expertise is in conducting large qualitative research studies, involving hundreds of interviews of workers, local officials and administrators.

Research topics for 2006 include:

  • corporate transparency and social indicators;
  • labor law compliance;
  • factory challenges with respect overtime and productivity issues;
  • gender discrimination of female workers;
  • social impacts of a shifting Chinese labor market, as production moves inland from the coastal regions;
  • environmental standards and implementation.

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