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Trade and Labor Conditions

Robert J. Flanagan

in Globalization and Labor Conditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306002
eISBN:
9780199783564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306007.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the effect of international trade on labor conditions around the world. Evidence developed in the chapter shows that open trade policies improve working conditions by raising ... More


Africa, Industrial Policy, and Export Processing Zones: Lessons from Asia * 1

Howard Stein

in Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698561
eISBN:
9780191738142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The contrast between export processing zones and Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa is striking. In a number of Asian countries, EPZs and related zones have generated millions of jobs, significant foreign ... More


Special Economic Zones: A Global Perspective

Aradhna Aggarwal

in Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077275
eISBN:
9780199081035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077275.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter highlights the evolutionary process of special economic zones (SEZs) and their performance in 22 selected countries across the world. Drawing upon the existing literature, historical ... More


Understanding SEZs: A Historical Perspective

Aradhna Aggarwal

in Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077275
eISBN:
9780199081035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077275.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The objective of this chapter is to explore the genesis of special economic zones (SEZs) and outline their historical evolution. It also analyses changes in their structural, spatial, functional, and ... More


 Heterogeneity: The Many Kinds of Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations and Their Disparate Effects

Stephen D. Cohen

in Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195179354
eISBN:
9780199783779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179354.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Given the book's pivotal argument that there is no “one size fits all” model of either MNCs or FDI, this chapter presents a lengthy analysis and description of the many distinct forms that they take. ... More


Social Capital of Personnel Managers: Causes and Return of Position-Generated Networks and Participation in Voluntary Associations

Ray-May Hsung and Yi-Jr Lin

in Social Capital: An International Research Program

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234387
eISBN:
9780191740619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234387.003.0107
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at the causes and return of social capital for 126 personnel managers in the export processing zones (EPZs) and one science park (SP) in Taiwan. It uses the data gathered ... More


Work and Health in Export Industries at National Borders

CATALINA A. DENMAN, LEONOR CEDILLO, and SIOBÁN D. HARLOW

in Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Export processing zones have been used around the world as a popular neoliberal economic liberalization strategy intended to enhance the position of developing countries in the world market in an era ... More


Leaps of Faith

Shehzad Nadeem

in Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers how the offshore outsourcing of white-collar service work set off something of a moral panic in Western Europe and the United States. Some believed that such outsourcing was ... More


International Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Industrialization Strategies

Rajat Acharyya and Saibal Kar

in International Trade and Economic Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199672851
eISBN:
9780191783081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672851.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Organization and location of different stages of production are done either through vertical foreign direct investments, outsourcing, offshoring, or through international sub-contracting. These ... More


The Challenges of Industrial Policy

Hazel Gray

in Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198714644
eISBN:
9780191782909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714644.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the challenges of industrial policy in the era of liberalization in Tanzania and Vietnam. It starts by describing the major features of industrialization under socialism. Many ... More


Disrupted labour markets: Health opportunities for some, health risks for others

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The search for employment is one of the major drivers behind migration. Globalization processes have had profound impacts on the world’s labour markets, creating opportunities for some (through ... More


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