Is There a Business Case for Verbal Abuse? An In-Depth Investigation of Incentive Interplay and Profitability in Garment-Producing Factories.

Rourke, Emily L.


  • Abstract: This paper explores the economic determinants and outcomes of verbal abuse in developing country garment factories. The first question addressed is if and how verbal abuse derives from firm incentive structures. The second question is whether abuse is profitable. The purpose is to understand the hypothesized existence of a business case for verbal abuse. A model is developed to incorpora... read more
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