Allegations[ edit ] Nike in Washington, UK in the s or early s Nike has been accused of using sweatshops since the early s, when it produced goods in South Koreathe People's Republic of Chinaand Taiwan. As these countries' economies developed, workers became more productive, wages rose, and many moved on to higher paying jobs. Nike found cheaper labor in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam, which prohibited labor unions. When workers demanded additional rights and benefits in these countries, the Nike factories closed and moved to a different location that would enable them to continue operating at a low cost.
Their first products were track running shoes. They currently also make shoes, jerseys, shorts, cleats baselayersetc. Nike Air Max is a line of shoes first released by Nike, Inc. Additional product lines were introduced later, such as Air Huarache, which debuted in The most recent additions to their line are the Nike 6.
Nike sells an assortment of products, including shoes and apparel for sports activities like association football,  basketball, running, combat sportstennis, American footballathletics, golf, and cross training for men, women, and children.
Nike also sells shoes for outdoor activities such as tennis, golf, skateboardingassociation football, baseball, American footballcycling, volleyball, wrestlingcheerleadingaquatic activities, auto racing, and other athletic and recreational uses.
Nike recently teamed up with Apple Inc. Please improve this section by adding secondary or tertiary sources. April Nike Cortez shoe Nike Elite no-show socks with cushioned sole. The Nike brand, with its distinct V-shaped logo, quickly became regarded as a status symbol  in modern urban fashion and hip-hop fashion  due to its association with success in sport.
Particularly popular  [ not in citation given ] were the unisex spandex Nike Tempo compression shorts  worn for cycling and running, which had a mesh lining, An introduction to the nike student monitoring report, and, later in the s, a zip pocket for a Walkman or MP3 player. Ina new self-lacing shoe was introduced.
Called the Nike Magwhich are replicas of the shoes featured in Back to the Future Part IIit had a preliminary limited release, only available by auction with all proceeds going to the Michael J. The city attempted to forcibly annex Nike's headquarters, which led to a lawsuit by Nike, and lobbying by the company that ultimately ended in Oregon Senate Bill of Under that bill's terms, Beaverton is specifically barred from forcibly annexing the land that Nike and Columbia Sportswear occupy in Washington County for 35 years, while Electro Scientific Industries and Tektronix receive the same protection for 30 years.
Nike has contracted with more than shops around the world and has offices located in 45 countries outside the United States.
However, due to harsh criticism from some organizations like CorpWatchNike has disclosed information about its contract factories in its Corporate Governance Report.
Nike sweatshops Nike has been criticized for contracting with factories known as Nike sweatshops in countries such as ChinaVietnamIndonesia and Mexico. Vietnam Labor Watch, an activist group, has documented that factories contracted by Nike have violated minimum wage and overtime laws in Vietnam as late asalthough Nike claims that this practice has been stopped.
Campaigns have been taken up by many colleges and universities, especially anti-globalisation groups, as well as several anti-sweatshop groups such as the United Students Against Sweatshops.
A July Associated Press article stated that employees at the company's plants in Indonesia reported constant abuse from supervisors. Although Nike took action to curb or at least reduce the practice, they continue to contract their production to companies that operate in areas where inadequate regulation and monitoring make it hard to ensure that child labor is not being used.
Strike in China factory In Aprilone of the biggest strikes in mainland China took place at the Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Dongguan shoe factory, producing amongst others for Nike. Yue Yuen did underpay an employee by yuan The average salary at Yue Yuen is yuan per month.
The factory employs 70, people. This practice was in place for nearly 20 years. Paradise Papers On 5 Novemberthe Paradise Papersa set of confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investmentrevealed that Nike is among the corporations that used offshore companies to avoid taxes.
This transfer allowed the subsidiary to charge royalties to its European headquarters in HilversumNetherlandseffectively converting taxable company profits to an account payable in tax-free Bermuda. Dutch law treats income earned by a CV as if it had been earned by the principals, who owe no tax in the Netherlands if they do not reside there.
SportsKaepernick and Nike agreed to a new contract despite the fact Kaepernick has been with the company since and said that "interest from other shoe companies" played a part in the new agreement.
Robinson said the contract is a "wide endorsement" where Kaepernick will have his own branded line including shoes, shirts, jerseys and more. According to Robinson, Kaepernick signed a "star" contract that puts him level with a "top-end NFL player" worth millions per year plus royalties.
The College of the Ozarks removed Nike from all their athletic uniforms in response. The Trash Talk Shoe also featured a sole composed of ground-up rubber from a shoe recycling program. Nike claims this is the first performance basketball shoe that has been created from manufacturing waste, but it only produced 5, pairs for sale.
This program, started inis Nike's longest-running program that benefits both the environment and the community by collecting old athletic shoes of any type in order to process and recycle them.
The material that is produced is then used to help create sports surfaces such as basketball courts, running tracks, and playgrounds. In addition to inhalation, dermal exposure was the biggest problem found. This could result in allergic reactions including asthmatic reactions.
The first was for "The Morning After," a satirical look at what a runner might face on the morning of January 1, if every dire prediction about the Y2K problem came to fruition.ABC, Inc. Case Study Analysis • Introduction A number of problems were made during the recent hiring process.
This case Study is an attempt to identify and recommend ways to improve this process. Arena Monitoring Report Page 3 ARENA MONITORING REPORT - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Matthew Knight Arena (Arena) is the new home of the University of Oregon’s basketball program.
Completed in the fall of , the Arena is on the corner of Franklin Boulevard and. Nike’s focus is on product development & providing its customer with innovative & compelling products. The introduction of Nike+iPod establishes this fact that Nike wants to cater the customer need for new & innovative products.
Nike also lays heavy emphasis on maintaining its Brand name & value in the market.
Nike kept launching new editions of their landmark training shoes. They developed Nike Shox in which was very well recieved worldwide. Today Nike is a vast empire which encorporates various sports like tennis, baseball, soccer, cricket and athletics.
Nike, Inc. (/ ˈ n aɪ k i /) is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and caninariojana.comts: Athletic footwear & apparel, Athletic & recreational products, Sports equipment.
* Obtained from Nike, Inc. Annual Report. Although revenues declined in , net income increased by 13% over the prior year. As the graph below illustrates, net income has been volatile in the latter half of the 90's.
Sharp decreases in and net income were due to restructuring charges.