The Anatomy of Job Loss (Routledge Revivals): The how, why and where of employment decline, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Anatomy of Job Loss (Routledge Revivals)

The how, why and where of employment decline, 1st Edition

By Doreen Massey, Richard Meegan


258 pages

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Job loss is one of the most important issues in the capitalist world today: endless reports document the increasing scale of unemployment. This title, first published in 1982, adopted a new approach to the geography of job loss, to assess why redundancy happens and where. Massey and Meegan argue that an increase in dismissal does not necessarily mean that an industry is in decline; rather, it can be the result of a variety of issues, including production for profit and the relationship between industry and location. Throughout the book, discussions about theory and methodology are complemented by industry-based case studies. This title addresses issues of particular relevance to today’s economic climate, and will be particularly valuable to students with an interest in employment and job loss, and industrial labour and profitability.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I: Introduction 1. The issues; Part II: Job loss and production change 2. Forms of production reorganization and job loss 3. Intensification 4. Investment and technical change 5. Rationalization; Part III: Production change and the geography of job loss 6. Forms of production reorganization and the geography of job loss 7. Rationalization: the geography of job loss in the iron-castings and paper and board industries 8. Intensification: the geography of job loss in the outwear and footwear industries 9. Investment and technical change: the geography of job loss in the fletton-brick industry; Part IV: Conclusions 10. The anatomy of job loss 11. Implications and issues; Notes; Reference; Name index; Subject index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management