Soccer Balls Made for Children by Children? (A): Child Labor in Pakistan

Published 01 Jan 2001
Reference 4865
Topic Strategy
Industry Sports
Region Asia
Length 15 page(s)
Language English

The case describes an international agreement to phase out child labor in soccer-ball manufacturing. This high-profile agreement, which resolves major brand manufacturers, has been hailed as an example of socially responsible corporate policy.

Teaching objectives

The objective is to analyse in some depth the economic, historical and ethical aspects of child labor, and to assess in the light of this analysis whether agreements such as this one serve any useful purpose.

  • Child labour
  • Pakistan
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Sporting goods
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Stakeholder
  • RD1299