Labour in a Global World: Case Studies from the White Goods Industry in Africa, South America, East Asia and Europe

Labour in a Global World: Case Studies from the White Goods Industry in Africa, South America, East Asia and Europe

by T. Nichols, S. Cam
     
 

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This book gets behind much generality about globalisation to examine the production of relatively familiar commodities such as refrigerators and ovens in different countries. By considering a range of countries - China, Taiwan and South Korea, South Africa, Brazil and Turkey - it makes a substantive contribution to the understanding of the diffusion of management

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This book gets behind much generality about globalisation to examine the production of relatively familiar commodities such as refrigerators and ovens in different countries. By considering a range of countries - China, Taiwan and South Korea, South Africa, Brazil and Turkey - it makes a substantive contribution to the understanding of the diffusion of management methods, the role of the state in employee relations, the nature of trade unionism and the impact of social structure on production relations.

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'This book makes an innovative contribution to our understanding of the ways in which workers across the world experience both the dynamic and uneven character of contemporary globalisation. The authors develop a systematic comparison of work and employment relations in factories in the same sector across many countries, and set this in the context of both national political and market conditions and wider international processes of market rivalry and corporate concentration. As such they demonstrate the great value of a comparative approach to contemporary industrial change.' - Tony Elger, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK

An illuminating comparison between employment strategies in Britain and three countries in south-east Asia.' - The Financial Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403939791
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/03/2005
Series:
Future of Work Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Theo Nichols is Distinguished Research Professor and Sürhan Çam is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, both at Cardiff University.

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