Global restructuring and its effects on occupations: towards a new division of labor?
AbstractThe following contribution considers whether global restructuring creates new forms of the division of labor. On the basis of empirical data from a comparative project in 14 European countries, the author supports the hypothesis that in addition to the ongoing process of the internationalization of work, there are ‘hidden’ effects at the local level. From the perspective of three occupational clusters, dynamics can be observed which have differing impacts on the occupational groups. Thus, there is a simultaneous process of restructuring and redefining skills, labor processes and the working organization which forms the daily reality of working men and women.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CESNOVA-Research on Enterprise and Work Innovation, Faculty of Science and Technology in its series IET Working Papers Series with number 12/2009.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2009
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Globalization; division of labor processes; occupations; quality of work and life;
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- F0 - International Economics - - General
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- Linda Nierling, 2008. "Future gender relations in global restructuring processes case study evidence from knowledge-intensive, manufacturing and service occupations," Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CESNOVA-Research on Enterprise and Work Innovation, Faculty of Science and Technology, vol. 4(4), pages 107-128, November.
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