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dc.contributor.advisorHurrell, Scott-
dc.contributor.authorChowdhury, Muhammad Faisol-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this research is, firstly to investigate the managerial perception of administering occupational health and safety (OHS) provisions to reduce workplace accidents and, secondly, to explore the managerial interpretation of the idea of white-collar crime in relation to the avoidance of, or negligence in administering, the OHS provisions. This research particularly focuses on the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh. It is qualitative in nature and follows an interpretivist and constructivist philosophical paradigm. Data were collected from two deviant cases (e.g. Tazreen Fashions Limited and Rana Plaza) and from the questionnaire responses of 24 participants from 12 RMG factories (6 outsourced and 6 subcontracted) located in Dhaka. All of the participants were top-level, male, full-time executives at the RMG factories (i.e. owners and manages). Despite its limitations, the research finds that all of the factory owners believe in the appropriateness of the OHS provisions for reducing workplace accidents effectively. It also discovers that the application of OHS as a deterrent factor to accidents exists among the outsourced factory owners and but is absent from the subcontracted factory owners. The research also unfolds the different interpretations of white-collar crime between the outsourced and subcontracted factory owners. Based on the further analysis of the empirical evidence, however, it is suggested that the evasion of OHS practices can be labelled white-collar crime.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen_GB
dc.subjectoccupational health and safety (OHS) provisionsen_GB
dc.subjectwhite-collar crimeen_GB
dc.subjectreadymade garment (RMG) sectoren_GB
dc.subjectoccupational health and safety (OHS) provisionsen_GB
dc.subject.lcshClothing trade Bangladeshen_GB
dc.subject.lcshWhite collar crime Bangladeshen_GB
dc.subject.lcshHealth & safety at work Bangladeshen_GB
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial accidents Bangladesh History 20th centuryen_GB
dc.titleDeterrence, Rational Choice, and White-Collar Crime: Occupational Health and Safety in Bangladesh RMG Sectoren_GB
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnameMasters by Researchen_GB
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