Refereed Journal Articles
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.
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. (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. (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.