Born on: March 25, 1998

 ACADEMICS STUDYING ... What are the Studies?

GLOBE PROJECT - Find the Factories?


Comparison of the Urban Community Mission (UCM) Survey Report December 1999 to the Global Alliance, Center for Societal Development Studies (CSDS) 2000 study. By David M. Boje, Ph.D

The Kuk Dong Story: When the Fox Guards the Hen House By David M. Boje, Grace Ann Rosile, &  J. Dámaso Miguel Alcantara Carrillo -- New Mexico State University-- March 25, 2001; Updated April 2, 2001

See more photos in Kukdong "slide show"

Connor, Tim (2001) "Still Waiting for Nike to Do It," Nike's Labor Practices in the Three Years Since CEO Phil Knight's Speech to the National Press Club - Released May 2001, Published by Global Exchange



Professional Development Workshop by Academics Studying Athletic and Campus Apparel proposed for August 4, (Saturday) 2001 in Washington D.C.

We are trying to find the factories that manufacture for Nike, Reebok, Adidas, and New Balance. We are also charting their relative production over time and by country (Landrum & Boje 2001). When we track the manufacturing operations of Nike and Reebok from 1990-1999, it becomes evident that production in higher wage
unionized countries has decreased while production in lower wage nonunionized countries has increased (Figures 1 and 2). Both companies
show a decline in manufacturing in South Korea and an increase in manufacturing in China and Indonesia during the 1990s.

Figure 1: Nike manufacturing by country, 1990-1999 (Source, Landrum & Boje 2001)


Figure 2: Reebok manufacturing by country, 1990-1999 (Source, Landrum & Boje 2001)