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Richard Appelbaum
Richard Appelbaum, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Human & Organizational Development
Santa Barbara, CA

rappelbaum@fielding.edu

Ph.D. University of Chicago, Sociology (1971)
M.A. University of Chicago, Sociology (1970)
M.P.A. Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (1966)
B.A. Columbia University, Public Law and Government (1964)

 

 

Areas of Instruction:

  • 703 Systems
  • 710 Ecological Studies
  • 712 Public Policy
  • 713 Social Change
  • 715 Structural Inequality
  • 716 Global Studies
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Global political economy and world systems
  • Labor markets and global production
  • East Asia in the Global Economy
  • Technology and development
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS Fellow)
  • American Sociological Association
  • Pacific Sociological Association 
 

Honors and Awards:

  • MacArthur Chair in Global & International Studies, Sociology (UCSB)
  • Chapter Award from the American Planning Association
  • Douglas McGregor Award for Excellence in Behavioral Science Research; President, Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section, American Sociological Association, 2001-2002
  • Winner, best book, award, Marxist Section of the American Sociological Association, for Behind the Label, 2001
  • Finalist, C.Wright Mills Award, 2001, Society for the Study of Social Problems, for Behind the Label; Los Angeles Times award for best 100 works of non-fiction in 2000, for Behind the Label
 

Publications:

  • Appelbaum, Richard P. and Rachel A. Parker, “China’s Move to High-Tech Innovation: Some Regional Policy Implications,” in Christopher Dent and Joern Dosch (eds.), The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2012
  • Appelbaum, Richard and Rachel Parker, “The Chinese Century? Some Policy Implications of China’s Move to High-Tech Innovation,” to appear in Harthorn, Barbara, and John Mohr (eds), The Social Life of Nanotechnology. New York: Routledge (forthcoming 2012)
  • Parker, Rachel, Richard Appelbaum, and Yasuyuki Motoyama, “Industrial Policy and Nanotechnology Development: Does Public Investment Pay Off?” to appear in Harthorn, Barbara, and John Mohr (eds), The Social Life of Nanotechnology. New York: Routledge (forthcoming 2012)
  • Appelbaum, Richard P. “Transnational Contractors in East Asia,” in Gary Hamilton, Benjamin Senauer, and Misha Petrovic, The Market Makers: How Retailers Are Reshaping the Global Economy, NY: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2011
  • Appelbaum, Richard, “Big Suppliers in Greater China: A Growing Counterweight to the Power of Giant Retailers,” in Ho-fung Hung (ed.), China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
  • Appelbaum, Richard, “Statement on China’s Investment in Nanotechnology and Its Likely Impact on the U.S.,” in China’s Industrial Policy and its Impact on U.S. Companies, Workers, and the American Economy. Hearing Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission, 111th Congress, First Session, Washington, D.C. (March 24)
  • Wang, Haiyan, Richard Appelbaum, Francesca de Giuli, and Nelson Lichtenstein, “China’s New Contract Labor Law: Is China Moving Towards Increased Power for Workers?” Third World Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2009, pp 485–501
  • Appelbaum, Richard and Rachel Parker (2008) “China’s Bid to Become a Global Nanotech Leader,” Science and Public Policy, 35(5): June, pages 319–334.
  • Conti, Joseph A. Keith Killpack, Gina Gerritzen, Leia Huang, Maria Mircheva, Magali Delmas, Barbara Herr Harthorn, Richard P. Appelbaum, and Patricia A. Holden, “Health and Safety Practices in the Nanotechnology Workplace: Results from an International Survey,” Environmental Science & Technology. 42(9) 2008: 3155-3162
  • Appelbaum, Richard, “Giant Transnational Contractors in East Asia: Emergent Trends in Global Supply Chains,” Competition and Change 12:1 (March 2008): 69-87
  • Appelbaum, Richard P. and Nelson Lichtenstein, “A New World of Retail Supremacy: Supply Chains and Workers’ Chains in the Age of Wal-Mart,” International Labor and Working Class History 70 (fall 2006): 106-125
  • Dreier, Peter and Richard Appelbaum, “Campus Breakthrough on Sweatshop Labor,” The Nation On-Line (June 1, 2006)
  • Appelbaum, Richard P., “The Sweatshop Epidemic: Is There a Cure?” New Labor Forum 15(2): 112–148, Summer 2006: 112-120 [review essay]
  • Appelbaum, Richard P. “Fighting Sweatshops: Problems of Enforcing Global Labor Standards,” in Richard P. Appelbaum and William I. Robinson (eds.), Critical Globalization Studies. NY: Routledge (2004).
  • Appelbaum, Richard P. “Would a social clause in trade treaties hurt or help international workers' rights? PEWS newsletter (fall 2003)
  • Volkmar Gessner, Richard P. Appelbaum, and William L.F. Felstiner, “Introduction: The Legal Culture of Global Business Transactions,” pp. 1-36 in Richard P. Appelbaum, William L.F. Felstiner and Volkmar Gessner (eds.), Rules and Networks: The Legal Culture of Global Business Transactions. Oxford, England: Hart, 2001
  • Richard P. Appelbaum and David Smith, “Governance and Flexibility: The East Asian Garment Industry,” in Frederick C. Deyo, Richard F. Doner, and Eric Hirshberg (eds.), Economic Governance and the Challenge of Flexibility in East Asia. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
  • Richard P. Appelbaum and Edna Bonacich, “The Key Is Enhancing the Power of Workers,” The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 7, 2000): B4-5.
  • “Moving Up: Industrial Upgrading, Social Networks, and Buyer-driven Commodity Chains in East Asian Chinese Business Firms,” International Studies Review, vol. 3, no. 1 (winter 2000)
  • Richard P. Appelbaum, “The Los Angeles Apparel Industry: A New Ethnic Flashpoint?,” Catalogue: Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” Smithsonian Institution exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles (November 15, 1999-April 20, 2000)
  • “Report of the Los Angeles Jewish Commission on Sweatshops,” Los Angeles, California: American Jewish Congress and LAJCS (January 1999)
  • “Economic Governance and Industrial Location: Garment Production in East Asia” (with David Smith), in Hyuk-Rae Kim, Asian Industrial Governance: States, Societies and Cultures in Comparative-Historical Perspective. Seoul, Korea: Asia Research Fund (March 1999)
  • “Moving Up: Industrial Upgrading, Social Networks, and Buyer-driven Commodity Chains in East Asian Chinese Business Firms,” pp. 15-31 in Asian Industrial Governance: Conference Report (Seoul, Korea, Ewha Women’s University, May 14, 1999)
Dr. Appelbaum is also the author of more than a dozen books and a hundred articles, chapters, and opinion pieces. He is cofounder and editor emeritus (with Jeffrey Henderson) of Competition and Change: The Journal of Global Business and Political Economy (Maney Publishing).  

Presentations:

  • Richard P. Appelbaum, “The Chinese Century? Some Foreign Policy Implications of China’s Move to High-Tech Innovation,” China Rising Conference, University of Bristol, U.K. (December 5-6, 2011)
  • Richard Appelbaum (with Rachel Parker), “The Chinese Century: Some Policy Implications of China’s Move to High-Tech Innovation,” annual meetings of the American Sociology Association, panel on China and Globalization, Las Vegas, Nevada (August 13-16, 2011)
  • Richard Appelbaum (with Rachel Parker), “The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative: Federal Support for Science and Technology, or Hidden Industrial Policy?” paper in session Developmental States and High-Tech Innovation: The Case of Nanotechnology – Can National Policies Make a Difference? Annual Meetings of the Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics (SASE), Madrid, Spain (June 23-25, 2011)
  • Richard Appelbaum, “Fighting Sweatshops: Challenges for Collegiate Purchasing and the Designated Supplier Program,” Corporate Social Responsibility Training Program for UCLA Licenses, UCLA-Collegiate Licensing Company, UCLA (May 16, 2011)
  • Richard Appelbaum, “The Chinese Century: Some Policy Implications of China’s Move to High-Tech Innovation,” Worldwide Universities Network conference on The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and Global Governance,” University of Leeds, Leeds, England (May 12-13, 2011)
  • Richard Appelbaum, “China’s Rise As a High Tech Power: Challenges and Opportunities,” 2011 Giri Deshingkar memorial Lecture, India International Center, Delhi, India (February 16, 2011)
  • Richard Appelbaum, China’s Rise As a High Tech Power: Challenges and Opportunities,” talks given throughout India February 2011 (National Academy for Agricultural Resource Management, Hyderabad; University of Hyderabad; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)
  • Richard Appelbaum, “Bringing Supply Chains Under Control: The Designated Suppliers Program,” Conference on Textiles in a Global World, University of Delaware (September 30-October 1, 2010)
  • Richard Appelbaum, “Emerging Technologies, Emerging Economies: Prospects for More Equitable Development in Energy, Water, Food Security, and Health,” International Sociology Association Meetings, Goteborg, Sweden (July 15, 2010)
  • Appelbaum, Richard, testimony on China’s Investment in Nanotechnology and Its Likely Impact on the U.S., US-China Economic Security Commission hearings on China’s Industrial Policy, Russell Senate Office Bldg, Washington, D.C., March 24, 2009
  • Richard Appelbaum, “China’s (Not So Hidden) Developmental State: Becoming a Leading Nanotechnology Innovator in the 21st Century,” conference on China, Taiwan, and the Future of the Developing World, Taiwan National University, National Chenggchi University, and Academia Sinica; Taipei, Taiwan (September 19-20, 2008)
  • Parker, Rachel and Richard Appelbaum “Nanotechnology in a Global Context: The Case of China” (American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, February 17, 2008).
  • Appelbaum, Richard, “Innovation or Imitation? China’s Bid to Become a Global leader in Nanotechnology,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Program on Nanotechnology in China: Ambitions and Realities, Washington, DC. February 6, 2007.
  • Appelbaum, Richard, “From Cheap Labor to High-Tech Leadership: Will China’s Investment in Nanotechnology Pay Off?” Presidential panel, annual meetings of the Society for the Advancement of Socioeconomics (SASE), Trier, Germany. June 30-July 2, 2006
  • "The Emergence of Giant Transnational Contractors in East Asia: Emergent Trends in Global Supply Chains," Annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Montreal (August 10-14, 2006)
  •  “Giant Retailers and Giant Contractors in China: Emergent Trends – Implications for Labor Struggles” Conference on Race, Gender, and Labor in the New Global Economy. University of California, Riverside (June 2, 1006)
  • “Giant Retailers and Giant Contractors in China: Emergent Trends in Global Supply Chains,” Princeton University Conference on Observing Trade: Revealing International Trade Networks (March 9-11, 2006)
  • “Giant Retailers and Giant Contractors in China: Emergent Trends – Implications for Labor Struggles,” paper given at Cornell University Conference: Global Companies – Global Unions – Global Campaign, NYC (February 9-11, 2006)
  • “The Emergence of Gaint Transnational Contractors in East Asia: Trends in Global Supply Chains,” paper prepared for Sloan Industry Studies Workshop on Global Retailing,” Seattle (January 13-14, 2006)
  • “Assessing the Impact of the Phasing-out of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing on Apparel Exports on the Least Developed and Developing Countries,” Harvard Law School conference on the End of Global Textile Quotas and the Shape of the New World Economy (May 23-24, 2005)
  • “The Emergence of Gaint Transnational Contractors in East Asia: Trends in Global Supply Chains,” Yale University conference on Global Networks: Inter-disciplinary Perspectives on Commodity Chains (May 13-14, 2005)
  •  “The Multifibre Arrangement (MFA) and Free Trade’s Impact on the Garment Industry,” Sweatshop Watch, UCLA Labor Center Conference on the Future of California’s Garment Industry: Strenghtening Opportunities for Immigrant Workers, UCLA Downtown Labor Center (November 11-12, 2004)
  • "Fighting Sweatshops: Problems of Enforcing Global Labor Standards," annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco (August 14, 2004)
  • “Global Production and the Rise of Demand-Responsive Economies Marketing, Merchandising, and Retailing,” Sloan Workshop Series in Industry Studies on The Role of Intermediaries in Global Value Chains, University of Washington (June 7, 2004)
  • “The World After (Textile/Apparel) Quotas,” presentation and briefing before the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2004)
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • Co-Principal Investigator, NSF-funded UCSB Center for Nanothnology in Society, 2006-2016 $12 million approximately
  • “Emerging Economies/Emerging Technologies” (Nano) Technology for Equitable Development, NSF supplemental funding for conference hosted at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., November 4-6, 2009 ($46,000)
  • “SPACE: Spatial Perspectives for Analysis in Curriculum Enhancement” (Don Janelle, NCGIA, UCSB, PI; co-PI with Michael Goodchild, Geography, UCSB), funded by the NSF, $1.4 million
  • Co-Principal Investigator (with Michael Goodchild, Geography, UCSB) NSF-Funded Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS), a $5 million five year infrastructure grant (1999-2004) that seeks to increase spatial orientation in social science research
  • Grant for $121,851 from the Haynes Foundation, for year-long study of "Garment Manufacturing in Los Angeles: Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, and Gender in a Changing Industry," with Edna Bonacich, Department of Sociology, UCR (1992-1993)
  • Grants for $100,000 from University of California Pacific Rim Program for study of "Commodity Chains and Industrial District Formation in the East Asian Pacific Rim." Second year funding (1991-1993).
 

Professional Experience:

  • Board member, Child Rights and Protection Consultancy-International (CRPCI), an international NGO whose mission is “to strengthen protection of all children from violence and maltreatment by leveraging children’s rights and developing child protection capacity”
  • Organizing committee, conference on “Asia-Pacific: Shaping the World,” Organized by the World Universities Network (WUN) and the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds (conference to be held at Leeds, May 12-13, 2011)
  • Planning committee member, The Eleos Foundation, a local foundation whose mission statement reads: “Catalyzing capital in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty with compassion and effectiveness” (2008-)
  • Founder and Secretary, Board of Directors, Chad Relief Foundation, a local foundation that provides relief and development efforts to refugees from the Central African Republic, Gore region, South Chad (2007-)
  • Co-PI and Executive Committee Member, Center for Nanotechnology in Society (2006- )
  • Editorial Board, Contemporary Politics (2007-)
  • Member, Advisory Council, Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), Hong Kong-based NGO focused on labor conditions in China (2006- )
  • Member, University of California Advisory Committee on Trademark Licensing, UC Office of the President (2004 -)
  • Chair, Advisory Council, National Worker Rights Consortium (2004- )
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • Professor of Sociology and Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Codirector, Center for Global Studies, UCSB
  • Executive Committee, Center for Nanotechnology in Society.
 
 
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