• Nike
    The role of Jeff Ballinger In Indonesia, the wages were low, the workforce was submissive and the government was longing for foreign direct investment. So at first, Indonesia seemed an ideal location for Nike. Around the time of Nike’s expansion into Indonesia, a rare wave of labor unrest swept...
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  • Nike Case Study
    Ballinger’s argument against Nike According to Jeff Ballinger, Hancock's calculation of Nike wages in Indonesia is flawed. Hancock mixes two sets of figures, inflation in Indonesia and the declining value of the Rupiah (the Indonesian currency) relative to the U.S. dollar. Moreover, the declining value...
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  • Nike Case Study
    HITTING THE WALL: NIKE AND INTERNATIONAL LABOR PRACTICES Jeff Ballinger is a labor activist since high school who believes that any company should have a significant obligation towards even its lowliest workers. While being assigned to run AAFLI (Asian-American Free Labor Association) he was...
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  • Nike: Hitting the Wall
    costs and as such they were a prime target for Nike to use as manufacturers. But as soon as Nike moved into Indonesia a wave of labor protests swept through the nation, these protests were not caused by Nike but they opened the way for Jeff Ballinger, a labor organizer. Ballinger had been...
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  • Nike Sweatshops
    by many Americans. Despite Nike's attempts to not claim responsibility for the hazardous conditions in which workers are put through, the outrage sparked a backlash to Nike's profits and their stocks began plummeting. One the labor activists that protested and criticized Nike, Jeff Ballinger...
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  • Nike Case
    Eliseo Arteaga Rao Bus 187 9-19-11 1. I do not believe Jeff Ballinger has a convincing argument against Nike. I do believe he has a convincing argument against labor conditions in Indonesia. He states that in 1988, of the 17,000 violations reported in that year only 12 were prosecuted...
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  • Nike
    1). 1). There is no denying of the fact that Jeff Ballinger has a convincing argument about Nike. As he was assigned to run AAFLI office in Indonesia, he was very much inclined to investigate the labor practices and minimum wage compliance by overseas American companies. Moreover, Nike was...
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  • Nike
    . Quinn stated that the working conditions were no worse and in some cases better than any other factories from other companies (1999). Jeff Ballinger, a leading labor activist frequently targeted Nike for their greed and for denying their share of responsibility for the problems that persisted despite...
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  • Fall of Lehman Bros
    on Nike translators to interpret. Amos Tuck Business school has been courted by other big corporations like Disney and Hewlett Packard, for similar studies. ANSWERS TO LEAD QUESTIONS: Nike's shift to Indonesia came at the same time activist Jeff Ballinger was assigned to the Asian-American...
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  • Nike
    attractive market, virtually all of the produce goes to the USA and Europe The Asian-American Free Labor Association (AAFLI) in the early 1990s would then unveil the heinous practices of the US companies in Indonesia to the US populace. At the same time Mr. jeff Ballinger, a labor activist would...
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  • Nike Case
    celebrities. Nike’s initial response was to deny and defend its company name. The activists continued to pursue to the point that Nike is forced to face its criticism head on. 2. What charges have Jeff Ballinger and others levied against Nike? What is the evidence? Early 90’s: Nike contractors...
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  • Nike Gets Ripped at Annual Outing
    . "Going to Washington before the press is not his favorite thing to do," she added. Longtime Nike critics are not as accepting of the promises knight made. Jeff Ballinger, Director of Washington, D.C.'s Press For Change, said that Knight's motivation to announce these "vague reassurances" might...
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  • Student
    . Advocates like Jeff Ballinger claimed that Nike’s policy of competing on the basis of cost fostered and even encouraged contractors to mistreat their workers in pursuit of lower costs and unrealistic production quotas. Overtime the mistreatment of employees, either through unfair wages or labor...
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  • Nike Overseas Labor Practices
    hounded to the point of visible agitation when he arrived at the grand opening of a new Niketown in San Francisco. In the August issue of Harper’s magazine, Jeff Ballinger, a labor activist and Nike critic published an annotated pay-stub from an Indonesian factory, making the soon-to-be famous...
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  • Nike
    ? Does Jeff Ballinger have a convincing argument about Nike? What is his argument and why is it convincing or why isn’t it convincing. Does Nike have a convincing response? Why or why not is Nike’s response convincing? No, it was a bad treatment to overseas workers and the treatment wasn’t...
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  • Nike Case
    these people who are the primary threat to the company. Organizations like the Asian-American Free Labor Association or the AAFLI are publishing reports that are causing strikes of the workers in Indonesia and other Asian countries. Then labor organizers like Jeff Ballinger are writing articles that...
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  • Nike - the Brand
    , Jeff Johnson devised the name Nike, after the Greek goddess of triumph and victory. “Nike” edged out Knight’s idea of calling the company “Dimension 6” (Nike Timeline, 2006). In 1970, Bowerman created the first running outsole by pouring liquid rubber into his wife’s waffle maker, an innovation that...
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  • Geography research nike
    labour organised in Korea and Taiwan, Nike begins to urge contractors to move to Indonesia, China, and Vietnam.  2. 1991: Problems start in 1991 when activist Jeff Ballinger publishes a report documenting low wages and poor working conditions in Indonesia. 3. Nike first formally responds to...
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  • Nike
    created a task force called Apparel Industry Partnership (AIP) to develop standards in the apparel industry for corporations to abide by. Socially * Jeff Ballinger, an activist, looking to concentrate on “one-company, one-country” policy. Focusing its efforts on a well known company that will...
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  • sweatshops
    Under Umbrella of Sweatshops in China Have you ever wondered where your clothes are coming from? In what conditions are they made? When you are buying an expensive Nike shirt, do you know that your t- shirt was made in a sweatshop In China, where the minimal wage is 55 cent per hour.1 Some...
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