Globalization, Employment and the Workplace

Diverse Impacts

By Yaw A. Debrah, Ian G. Smith

© 2001 – Routledge

320 pages

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Hardback: 9780415252416
pub: 2001-10-31
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About the Book

The globalization of business is a relatively new process. Although its influence on work, employment, the labour process and the management process has become increasingly significant, little is known about these developments. In order to redress this imbalance, this book provides evidence of the nature and degree of significance that globalization holds for nation states, cultures, trade unions, employees and business management. Underlying the various contributions is a focus upon the varied and complex nature of internationalism in the business world.

Table of Contents

1. Yaw A. Debrah and Ian G. Smith Globalization, Employment and the Workplace: Diverse Impacts?

2. Paul Blyton, Miguel Martinez Lucio, John McGurk and Peter Turnball Globalization, Restructuring and Occupational Labour Power: Evidence from the International Airline Industry

3. Edmund Heery, Rick Delbridge, John Salmon, Melanie Simms and Dave Simpson Global Labour? The Transfer of the Organizing Model to the United Kingdom

4. Nicholas Bacon and Paul Blyton The Impact of Ownership Change on Industrial Relations, Jobs and Employees' Terms and Conditions

5. Andries Bezuidenhout 'What We Do' or 'Who We Are'? Trade Union Responses to Globalization and Regionalisation in South Africa

6. John Hassard, Jonathan Morris, Jackie Sheehan and Yuxin, X Globalization, Economic Institutions and Workplace Change: The Economic Reform Processes in China

7. Regina M. A. A. Galhardi Globalization and Employment in Latin America: Some Issues and Challenges for the Next Millennium

8. Frederic Speidel and Melanie Simms Beyond Convergence and Divergence Contextualising the Implications of Globalization on Industrial Relations: The Cases of Germany and France

9. Peter Kidger Human Resource Management Responses to Global Strategy in Multinational Enterprises

10. Tony Edwards Globalization, Employment Relations and 'Reverse Diffusion' in multinational Companies

11. Santina Bertone and Mary Leahy Globalization and Diversity Management: Empirical Evidence from Australia

12. Marcia Cavanaugh, George Milkovich, Ningyu Tang, Larry Godfrey and Rob Gearhart Globalization, Global Human Resource Management and Distance Learning: A Study of the Effectiveness of a Global Learning Partnership

13. Ian Taplin and Jonathan Winterton Responses to Globalized Production: Restructuring and Work Re-Organization in the Clothing Industry of High Wage Countries

About the Series

Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

As ever-increasing proportion of the world's business takes place across national borders, the need to understand the motive forces behind international business becomes greater. Transnationals are now, in many cases, as important as national governments in shaping trade flows and economic trends. As this series demonstrates, international business is not just the preserve of the largest companies, but impacts on all aspects of business and economic activity. This series is essential reading for policy makers as well as researchers in international business and applied international economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management