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The Rules of the Game

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/9780691147871.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the offshoring of work from the United States to India as it occurred at one company. It considers the types of work being moved and the labor conditions under which they are ... More


Management

John Hatcher

in The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 1: Before 1700: Towards the Age of Coal

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282822
eISBN:
9780191684418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282822.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

A venturer, having decided to mine coal, was presented with a number of choices of how to manage his enterprise. Basically, the alternatives lay between managing directly, with a high degree of ... More


Broadening the Comparison

Virginia Doellgast

in Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the extent to which the case studies discussed earlier are representative of broader trends in the U.S. and German call center industries, as well as of international ... More


Stage Management: The Case of Nonemployer Firms

Clay Spinuzzi

in All Edge: Inside the New Workplace Networks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226236964
eISBN:
9780226237015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This case study of nonemployer firms illustrates the characteristics of all-edge adhocracies. These one- to two-person firms must assemble a temporary team of subcontractors to tackle each job, ... More


The Low-Wage Sector

Peter Temin

in The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036160
eISBN:
9780262339988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036160.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Worker incomes stagnated in the 1970s, barely growing in the following decades. Jobs grew for low-wage occupations and for high paying jobs, but not in the middle, leading to an hour-glass job ... More


Contradictions in Neoliberal Reforms: The Regulation of Labor Subcontracting

Guy Mundlak

in Neoliberalism as a State Project: Changing the Political Economy of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793021
eISBN:
9780191834769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793021.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Neoliberalism is typically associated with the commoditization and flexibilization of the labor market and a project of deregulation. In constructing responsibility between the employees and ... More


Construction and Engineering Claims

John Tackaberry and Trevor M. Rajah

in War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission: Designing Compensation After Conflict

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199389735
eISBN:
9780199389759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389735.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter deals with the construction and engineering claims of non-Kuwaiti corporations. These claims included ones for contract losses, loss of profits, and tangible property losses, and claims ... More


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