Sarosh Kuruvilla is currently Professor of Industrial Relations, Asian Studies and Public Affairs at Cornell University. He joined Cornell’s faculty in 1990 after obtaining a doctorate in business administration from the University of Iowa in 1989, and after a career as a labor relations manager in the industry in India. He currently directs the New Conversations Project: Sustainable Labor Standards In Global Supply Chains.
A firm may state goals and values for global labor practices but might not actually meet them in practice; this gap between formal policies and actual practices is known as organizational decoupling. In this course, you will examine ways to overcome decoupling. You will discover which data can provide accurate measures of policies and practices then identify data sources for your own firm. You will understand the responsibilities of and barriers to transparency in multi stakeholder institutions. Finally, you will analyze what is within your locus of control to improve transparency as well as how your organization itself might be contributing to labor violations.
Key Course Takeaways
- Identify signs of organizational decoupling
- Discern the responsibilities of and barriers to evidence-based practices
- Identify types of transparency and ways of making behavior visible from supplier to consumer
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Executives in global organizations
- Corporate Social Responsibility professionals
- Professionals at NGOs or social auditing firms/investment funds
- Team members from Sustainability Departments or Multi-stakeholder institutions