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Globalisation, Labour Standards and Economic Development

In: The Handbook of Globalisation, Second Edition

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  • Ajit Singh
  • Ann Zammit

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With contributions from the leading commentators in the field and an over-arching introduction from the editor, the concerns of this updated and revised Handbook are two-fold. Firstly, to redefine the concept of globalisation and dispel the haze that surrounds it through a systematic and thorough examination of the debate. Secondly, to advance the frontiers of current critical thinking on the role and impact of globalisation, on the winners and losers in the process, and on the implications for society, the economy and governance.

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  • Ajit Singh & Ann Zammit, 2011. "Globalisation, Labour Standards and Economic Development," Chapters,in: The Handbook of Globalisation, Second Edition, chapter 12 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Prema-chandra Athukorala, 2017. "Global Productions Sharing and Local Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: Evidence from Penang Export Hub, Malaysia," Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 4(2), pages 180-194, May.

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    Keywords

    Business and Management; Economics and Finance; Politics and Public Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • F0 - International Economics - - General
    • F6 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization
    • F66 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Labor
    • J8 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards

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