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A Framework for Analysing Work Organization and Employment Relations in the International Company

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter develops a theoretical framework for analysing the character of transfer and innovation in the international company. This draws on labour process theory and institutionalist approaches ... More


Transplants, Transfer, and Work Transformation

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter introduces long running debates about Japanese firms, both as developers of distinctive models of production and employment relations in Japan, and as the potential disseminators of ... More


Aspects of the Labour Process in Agriculture

V. K. Ramachandran (ed.)

in Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses wage systems and aspects of the labour process in agriculture. It presents case studies of some of the major job options in agriculture that are available to agricultural ... More


Management, Information, and the Labour Process

Simon Lilley, Geoffrey Lightfoot, and Paulo Amaral M. N.

in Representing Organization: Knowledge, Management, and the Information Age

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775416
eISBN:
9780191695360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775416.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Organization Studies

This chapter applies the Labour Process Theory to the shifting relations between technology and organization, and begins to put information technology into a historical context. It examines the ... More


Labor Systems: Social Processes and Regulatory Orders

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the internal tensions and dynamics of labor systems during times of reform and crisis by focusing on four critical transformative phases: social reproduction and protection, ... More


“The Health and Safety of the Nation”

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The strategy of elites and state authorities to respond to the mounting dock labor conflict was shaped in large part by a growing strike wave experienced in the United States during the 1950s. In ... More


Memories and Temporalities of Anarchist Resistance: Community Traditions, Labor Insurgencies, and Argentine Shipyard Workers, Early 1900s to Late 1950s

Geoffroy de Laforcade

in In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061108
eISBN:
9780813051383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061108.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Against the backdrop of a powerful anarchist and syndicalist labor movement in the port of Buenos Aires, which dominated Argentine labor politics in the first quarter of the century and remained ... More


Disciplining Labor and Rebuilding the Labor Process

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines tensions and conflicts in the labor processes of manufacturing firms and how those tensions have been addressed by employers and states. It considers six common strategies used ... More


Port Automation and Control of the Dock Labor Process

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The growing regulation of the dock labor force underscored the conditions that set the struggle for control of the waterfront labor process in the 1950s. This process severely reduced the number of ... More


Guaranteeing Rural Employment—Tales from Two Countries: Right to Employment in Neoliberal India and Labour Accumulation in Collectivist China

Amiya Kumar Bagchi and Anthony P. D’Costa

in Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082286
eISBN:
9780199082377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082286.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter compares two major interventions aimed at generating rural employment: the labour accumulation process in rural China in the period of high collectivism preceding the reforms of 1978; ... More


The Deregulatory Face of Labor Reform

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the deregulatory aspect of labor reform, especially during the years leading up to and during the regional financial crisis of the late 1990s. During the 1990s, China, Korea, ... More


England's Great Transformation: "Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution"

Marc W. Steinberg

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329819
eISBN:
9780226330013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330013.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The broad goal of this book is to combine historical materialism and historical institutionalism through a gendered lens. Both concern how durable social structures construct and maintain asymmetries ... More


Compromising Economic and Social Agendas

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the tensions and instabilities associated with economic reform policies and how they have influenced the policies and institutional strategies of ruling groups in China, South ... More


Contesting Reform: The Influence of Labor Politics

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of labor politics on the trajectories of economic reform. The influence of labor politics and class conflict on state policy and trajectories of social change might ... More


The Labor Process and Beyond

Marc W. Steinberg

in England's Great Transformation: "Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329819
eISBN:
9780226330013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330013.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides and overview and critique of several perspectives on the labor process and workplace control. It starts with a critical engagement with Marx. The chapter then goes beyond Marx ... More


Gendering Consent and Resistance in Paralegal Work

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how gender influences the positioning of paralegals, as workers treated in certain ways by their employers are subject to particular expectations with regard to the emotional ... More


Conclusion Class and Power: A View from the Docks

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Despite the dockworkers' increasing capacity over the years to impose heavy financial losses on shipping elites and political pressure on state and federal authorities, the waterfront rank-and-file ... More


Conclusion

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this ethnographic study of litigation paralegals and trial attorneys at work, which has argued that gender shapes legal workers' practices at the same time ... More


Introduction

Marc W. Steinberg

in England's Great Transformation: "Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329819
eISBN:
9780226330013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330013.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter introduces the main questions and analyses of the study. It introduces the argument for combining historical institutionalism and historical materialism to analyze historical capitalist ... More


The New Knowledge Work

Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio

in The Jobless Future: Second Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674510
eISBN:
9781452947594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674510.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter argues that the Western dream of upward mobility has been destroyed because the scientific-technological revolution has fundamentally altered the forms of work, skill, and occupation. ... More


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