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Dr Zahra Shirgholami


Under the radar? Modern slavery and labour exploitation risks for the hotel industry (2023)
Journal Article
Bullock, K., Di Domenico, M., Miller, G., Shirgholami, Z., & Wong, Y. (2024). Under the radar? Modern slavery and labour exploitation risks for the hotel industry. Tourism Management, 102, Article 104857. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2023.104857

The UK's tourism and hospitality industries, having the highest concentration of migrant workers compared to other industries, face complex challenges in managing the risks of labour exploitation and modern slavery (MS); issues largely neglected in a... Read More about Under the radar? Modern slavery and labour exploitation risks for the hotel industry.

Understanding and addressing ‘modern slavery’ in DRC-UK cobalt supply chains (2022)
Book Chapter
McQuilken, J., Shirgholami, Z., & McFarlane, D. (2022). Understanding and addressing ‘modern slavery’ in DRC-UK cobalt supply chains. In N. Yakovleva, & E. Nickless (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development (514-541). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003001317

The UK’s – and the world’s – ‘green industrial revolution’ is intrinsically tied to the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This largely informal sector produces approximately 12–21% of the worl... Read More about Understanding and addressing ‘modern slavery’ in DRC-UK cobalt supply chains.

The outlook for modern slavery in the apparel sector in a post-lockdown economy (2021)
Journal Article
Cole, R., & Shirgholami, Z. (2022). The outlook for modern slavery in the apparel sector in a post-lockdown economy. Supply chain management, 27(4), 526-537. https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-06-2020-0245

Purpose–This paper argues that the closures will cause regressive rather than progressive modern slavery shifts as the necessity of survival prevailsover addressing modern slavery risks within supply chains. Design/methodology/approach–In the spri... Read More about The outlook for modern slavery in the apparel sector in a post-lockdown economy.