Nike in Vietnam

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How many Asian factories produce products for Nike?
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How many workers in Asia produce products for Nike?
350,000
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What % of goods do Nike manufacture themselves?
0%
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Nike 'subcontract' manufacturing of goods. What does 'subcontract' mean?
To hire another company to produce the goods for you
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What % of Nike's contract workers are based in Asia?
75%
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What does 'footloose' mean
A company that is not fixed to one location and can easily move
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What age & gender are most workers
Women under the age of 25
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How many pairs of trainers are made for Nike in Vietnam each year
75 million
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List 3 benefits for Vietnam of Nike locating there
Creates jobs, better paid than other jobs there, increases skills of workers, more tax for the government, attracts other businesses
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List 3 negatives of Nike's operations
Undermines national culture, Nike too powerful and can influence government decisions, Nike may move somewhere cheaper, poor working conditions,
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What environmental problem does manufacturing of trainers cause?
Waste materials are burnt, fumes can cause lung disease and cancer
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How does Nike locating in NIC's benefit consumers in the UK
Cheaper products
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How does manufacturing in NIC's harm the UK
Our manufacturing industries can't compete so have to close
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What are the advantages for Nike of locating in Vietnam
Cheap labour, Fewer environmental laws, No unions so workers have few powers
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How do NIC's attract MNC's like Nike
Charge lower taxes
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How long can workers have to work each day
Over 12 hours
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Why does manufacturing of Nike products not benefit Vietnam as much as it might?
Profits go to headquarters in the USA
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Money earned by workers means they buy more consumer goods. This can benefit other parts of the economy. What is the posh word for this?
Multiplier effect
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What is the posh word for where money earned by companies like Nike leaves places like Vietnam
Leakage
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Where are 50% of Nike's customers?
USA
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