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The Other Car Workers: Work, Organisation and Technology in the Maritime Car Carrier Industry
     

The Other Car Workers: Work, Organisation and Technology in the Maritime Car Carrier Industry

by E. Kahveci, T. Nichols
 
The maritime car carrier industry has been entirely neglected by social scientists. This book examines globalization changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship management companies and crewing agents.

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The maritime car carrier industry has been entirely neglected by social scientists. This book examines globalization changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship management companies and crewing agents.

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'This important new study focuses on the maritime car carriers which ship more than 8 million vehicles a year between the world's major markets. It makes a major contribution our understanding of the auto industry outside the assembly factory and does so by combining pioneering analysis of a globalized business with classical labour process research. The book provides a graphic account of a fatigued and cosmopolitan workforce and demonstrates the continued relevance of union organisation in a way which challenges all our facile assumptions about the forces of globalisation. Theo Nichols and Erol Kahveci show how a tradition of politically engaged sociological research can be refocused and revitalized.' - Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy, and Co-director ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403941916
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
07/12/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

EROL KAHVECI is a Senior Research Associate at Seafarers International Research Centre and THEO NICHOLS is Distinguished Research Professor, both in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.

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