Refereed Journal Articles
Robinson, P.K. and Hsieh, L. (2016). Reshoring: a strategic renewal of luxury clothing supply chains. Operations Management Research, 9(3): 89-101. DOI: 10.1007/s12063-016-0116-x
Palmer, M., Simmons, G., Robinson, P.K. & Fearne, A. (2015) Institutional maintenance work and power preservation in business exchanges: Insights from industrial supplier workshops, Industrial Marketing Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2015.03.017.
Robinson, P.K. and Rainbird, H. (2013) International Supply Chains and the Labour Process. Competition and Change, 17(1):91–107. DOI: 10.1179/1024529412Z.00000000027.
Van Vark, C., Humphrey, J., Sampathkumar, R., Nicolaides, L., Robinson, P.K., Dicharme, H. and Longfield, J. (2013) What do food traceability crises in the North mean for people working in food chains in the global South, Food Chain, (3) 1&2: 5-17.
Robinson, P.K. (2010) Do voluntary labour initiatives make a difference for the conditions of workers in global supply chains? Journal of Industrial Relations, (52)5:561-573. DOI: 10.1177/0022185610381564
Robinson, P.K. (2010) Responsible Retailing: The practice of CSR in banana plantations in Costa Rica. Journal of Business Ethics. 91(2):279-289. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-010-0619-6.
Robinson, P.K. (2009) Responsible Retailing: Regulating Fair and Ethical Trade. Journal of International Development, 21:1015-1026. DOI: 10.1002/jid.1635.
Robinson, P.K. (with De Propris, L., P., Cottee, J., Lopez-Aviles, A., Behzadian, K., Bradley, D., Butler, D., Downing, C., Farmani, R., Ingram, R., Leach, M., Pike, A., Purvis, L., Yang, A.) (2016). The Local Nexus Network: Exploring the Future of Localised Food Systems and Associated Energy and Water Supply. In Rossi Setchi, Robert J. Howlett, Ying Liu, Peter Theobald (Ed.), Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (vol. 52, pp. 613-624). Springer.
Robinson, P.K. (2011) ‘International framework agreements: Do workers benefit in a global banana supply chain?’ in Papadakis, K. (Ed.), Shaping Global Industrial Relations: The impact of international framework agreements. Geneva: ILO and Palgrave Macmillan.
Robinson, P.K. (with Obara, L.J.) (2011) ‘Negotiating the Terrain: Doing Research Abroad’ in Franklin, A. and Blyton, P. (Eds.), Researching Sustainability: A Guide to Social Science Methods, Practice and Engagement. London: Earthscan.
Robinson, P.K. (2009) ‘The Role of Global Civil Society in the Banana Supply Chain’ case study in Holland, F. (Ed.), Global Civil Society 2009: Poverty and Activism. London: Sage.
Rainbird, H. and Robinson, P.K. (2014) Beyond the organisation and beyond the nation state .... and the employment relationship, same as it ever was? Global value chains and the challenges for Industrial Relations Research’, pp. 1-21. Birmingham Business School Discussion Paper Series. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/research/birmingham-business-school-discussion-paper-series.aspx
Robinson, P.K. (2011) Precarious and temporary work: the real cost of the high yielding, top quality, low-priced banana, pp. 1-19. A paper for ‘Capitalism and Work Conference in honour of Professor Theo Nichols’. Centre for Global Labour Research (CGLR), Cardiff University: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/cglr/events-activities/2010/robinson.pdf.
Robinson, P.K. (2015) ‘Fast-Fashion Retailers claim bringing manufacturing back home to the UK is not all about lowering costs, but they would say that wouldn't they, so what is the reality for a local workforce’. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), London, 2-3 July.
Robinson, P.K. and Hsieh, L.H.Y. (2014) ‘Made in Britain: A move towards sustainable-reshoring in the apparel sector’. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Chicago, 10-12 July.
Robinson, P.K. (2014) ‘Responsible management practice or just good business? A case study of a fresh produce supply chain’. EURAM, Valencia, 4-7 June.
Robinson, P.K. and Rainbird, H. (2013) ‘Strawberry fields forever: the intersection of the supply chain with the multilevel governance of employment’. ILPC, New Jersey, 18-20 March.
Rainbird, H. and Robinson, P.K. (2012) ‘Global value chain analysis and the labour process: implications for understanding labour agency.’ ILPC, Stockholm University, Sweden, 27-29 March.
Rainbird, H. and Robinson, P.K. (2011) ‘Beyond the organisation and the nation state…and the employment relationship, same as it ever was? Global value chains and the challenges for Industrial Relations research.’ BJIR 50th Anniversary Conference , LSE, London, 12-13 December.
Robinson, P.K. (2011) ‘Low-cost labour producing cheap goods for international supermarket retailers, is there more to global value chains than this?’ International CRIMT Conference, Montreal, Canada, 6-8 June.
Robinson, P.K. (2010) ‘Profit before workers’ well-being?The real cost of the high yielding, top quality, low-priced banana.’ TheWork, Employment and Society (WES) Conference, Brighton, 7-9 September.
Morgan, K. and Robinson, P.K. (2010) ‘Greening the Grocers:the rise of the sustainable supermarket?’ The Royal GeographicalSociety (RGS)/IBG Annual Conference, London, 1-3 September.
Robinson, P.K. (2010) ‘Is it Simply a Question of ProvidingCheap Labour? What Value Do Developing Economies Producing Goods forInternational Retailers Really Offer.’ The Society for the Advancementof Socio-Economics (SASE) 22nd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 24-26 June.
Robinson, P.K. (2010) ‘International Framework Agreements:Are workers’ rights improved on banana plantations?’ International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), New Jersey, 15-17 March.
Robinson, P.K. (2009) ‘Do voluntary labour initiatives make adifference to the conditions of workers in global supply chains?’International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) Congress, Sydney,24-27 August.
Robinson, P.K. (2009) ‘Social Responsibility and Codes ofConduct’ University Piloto de Colombia Employment and Social JusticeConference, Bogotá, Colombia.
Robinson, P.K. (2009) ‘Snakes and Ladders: SocialResponsibility and Codes of Conduct’ University Piloto de ColombiaEmployment and Social Justice Conference, Bogotá, Colombia, 2 March.
Robinson, P.K. (2008) ‘Responsible Retailing: The Reality ofEthical Sourcing’, Fair Trade, Governance and Social Justice Seminar,Network of Development Researchers, Swansea.
Robinson, P.K. (2006) ‘Governance in the Global Supply Chain’,El Centro Internacional de Política Económica para el DesarrolloSostenible (CINPE), National University, Costa Rica.
Robinson, P.K. (2006) ‘The Significance of Labour Codes in the Banana Sector’ CINPE, National University, Costa Rica.
Organised and presented at the ‘Fair Trade: Just Trade’ Banana Colloquium with international guest speakers from Chiquita Brands International,the International Union of Foodworkers and Action Aid, Cardiff University, January 2008.
Participant in the ‘Fair Trade in Wales and the WorldSummit’, Welsh Assembly Government and Wales Fair-Trade Forum, NewportUniversity, June 2008.