| LABOUR IN THE CIRCUITS OF GLOBAL MARKETS: THEORIES AND REALITIES|
Editor: Ursula Huws, Professor of Labour and Globalisation, University of Hertfordshire
Volume 8, Number 1, (Autumn 2014) of the international interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal:
Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation
Supply chains are becoming ever more tightly integrated as corporations vie with each other to bring their products to global markets before they lose their value through replication or obsolescence. This restructuring of supply chains involves the interaction of a range of different public and private, local and global actors, including companies involved in 'knowledge-based' activities as well as those producing and shipping material goods.
Both intellectual and manual labour are implicated in these processes of consolidation and acceleration and feel the squeeze: in intensification of work, the precarisation of working conditions and the fragmentation of the workforce, raising challenges for the organisation and representation of labour. This volume brings together accounts of what is happening to logistical labour along global supply chains with theoretical discussions of the problematic relationship between the 'knowledge-based' and real economies, and material and immaterial labour. It also presents research on other dimensions of labour precariousness, with contributions from Europe, Asia and the Americas. This volume makes important contributions in the fields of political economy, geography and labour sociology.
Labour in the circuits of global markets: theories and realities by Ursula Huws
The containment of labour in accelerated global supply chains: the case of Piraeus Port
by Pavlos Hatzopoulos, Nelli Kambouri and Ursula Huws
Regressive safety practices in the globalised shipping industry
by Suresh Bhardwaj
Chinese Overseas Foreign Direct Investment and the Sino-Serbian Strategic Partnership by Graham Hollinshead
'Sorry mate, you're finishing tonight': a historical perspective on employment flexibility in the UK film industry by Will Atkinson and Keith Randle
Old wine, new bottles and the Internet by Guglielmo Carchedi
Theories of immaterial labour: a critical reflection based on Marx by Henrique Amorim
Review: From Silicon Valley to Shenzen: global production and work in the IT Industry by Enda Brophy
Review: Flip-flop a journey through globalization's backroads by Liz Heron
Approx. 148 pages, 230 x 155 mm.