Labour in a Global World

Book Name : Labour in a Global World_x000D_
Case Studies from the White Goods Industry in Africa, South America, East Asia and Europe

By by Theo Nichols, Surhan Cam

Sub Title : Case Studies from the White Goods Industry in Africa, South America, East Asia and Europe

Written by : by Theo Nichols, Surhan Cam

Subject Category : Academic Business

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This book gets behind much generality implicit in the term 'globalisation'. It does so by focussing upon one particular sector, so-called white goods. Such goods - mainly represented here by refridgeration and cooking appliances - are a taken-for-granted part of many people's lives and the study of this sector permits close examination of world-wide similarities and differences in a concrete context. The book is based on original investigations of industry development and the nature of work in the white goods sector in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and the UK. As such, it provides a rich source of information on the conditions under which these commodities are produced in different countries. It makes a unique contribution, among other things, to the understanding of the impact of social structure on production relations; the nature of factory regimes; the role of the state in employee relations; the variable nature of trade unions; the diffusion of management methods and what these entail for workers; and more generally on the meaning of work. Palgrave Macmillan; June 2005 ISBN 9780230512320 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Labour in a Global World Author: Theo Nichols; Surhan Cam Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan Subject categories Academic Business > Careers Political Science > Globalization Business > Industries Business > International Business > Labor Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Special industries and trades > Manufacturing industries Reports Social Sciences ISBNs 0230512321 9781403939791 9780230512320 In The Press '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 About The Author THEO NICHOLS is Distinguished Research Professor, in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK. He has written widely in the general field of economic sociology, including ownership and control, management and management ideology, class consciousness, productivity and industrial injuries. His latest book, on Turkish workers and modern industry, Global Management and Local Labour (written with Nadir Sugur) was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2004. SURHAN CAM was formerly Research Fellow at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. He is currently Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, where he is engaged in a survey on the problem-solving strategies of unorganised workers in Britain. He has a special interest in neo-liberalism.

About The authore

THEO NICHOLS is Distinguished Research Professor, in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK. He has written widely in the general field of economic sociology, including ownership and control, management and management ideology, class consciousness, productivity and industrial injuries. His latest book, on Turkish workers and modern industry, Global Management and Local Labour (written with Nadir Sugur) was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2004. SURHAN CAM was formerly Research Fellow at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. He is currently Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, where he is engaged in a survey on the problem-solving strategies of unorganised workers in Britain. He has a special interest in neo-liberalism.

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Academic Business - Careers Political Science - Globalization Business - Industries Business - International Business - Labor Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Special industries and trades - Manufacturing industries Reports Social Sciences

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0230512321 - 9781403939791 - 9780230512320

In The Press:

'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

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Palgrave Macmillan