Edmund Malesky coauthored a study that examines how consultation with businesses in developing countries can actually improve compliance with regulations (and ultimately worker safety). The study, written with Rutgers business professor Markus Taussig, was published in American Political Science Review.
MALESKY, E., & TAUSSIG, M. (2019). Participation, Government Legitimacy, and Regulatory Compliance in Emerging Economies: A Firm-Level Field Experiment in Vietnam. American Political Science Review, 113(2), 530-551. doi:10.1017/S0003055418000849