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Global Management, Local Labour: Turkish Workers and Modern Industry

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Little discussion about "globalization" has concerned one of the truly global forces—the management of multi-national and large domestic corporations—and the significance of modern management practices for workers in the developing world. This book examines the nature of work in the modern corporate sector in Turkey with special reference to three industries, white goods, cars and textiles. Based on extensive interviews, it questions some common assumptions in the modern western...

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Overview

Little discussion about "globalization" has concerned one of the truly global forces—the management of multi-national and large domestic corporations—and the significance of modern management practices for workers in the developing world. This book examines the nature of work in the modern corporate sector in Turkey with special reference to three industries, white goods, cars and textiles. Based on extensive interviews, it questions some common assumptions in the modern western social science literature, especially in North America and Britain.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403917508
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/16/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Theo Nichols is at Cardiff University.

Nadir Sugur is a Professor of Sociology at Anadolu University, Turkey.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Hello to the factory 23
1 A general account 25
Pt. II Specificities - gender and ethnicity 43
2 Women workers in textiles 45
3 Muhacir Bulgarians 59
Pt. III The world of TQM 77
4 Management and its practices 79
5 TQM from above 94
6 The view from below 121
Pt. IV Trade unionism 141
7 State, law and trade unionism 143
8 Union autocracy, mechanisms and contradictions 165
Pt. V Signs of change 183
9 Modernity and younger workers 185
10 The future of workers in the modern sector 201
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