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Title: The clothing industry as a globalized sector: implications for work organisation, quality of work and job content
Authors: Moniz, António Brandão
Paulos, Margarida Ramires
Keywords: Clothing industry
Knowledge society
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2009
Citation: Moniz, António B.; Paulos, Margarida R. (2008): "The clothing industry as a globalized sector: implications for work organisation, quality of work and job content", IET Working Paper Series, WPS08/2009, Monte de Caparica, IET, 13 pp.
Series/Report no.: IET Working Paper Series
Abstract: The clothing sector in several countries is still seen, in many aspects as a traditional sector with some average characteristics, nevertheless is a very important sector in terms of labour market. Globalization and de-localization are having a strong impact in the organisation of work and in occupational careers. Very few companies are able to keep a position in the market without changes in organisation of work and workers, founding different ways to face this reality according to size, capital and position. We could find two main paths: one where companies outsource production to another territory, close and/ or dismissal the workers; other path, where companies up skilled their capacities. This paper will present some results from the European project WORKS – Work organisation and restructuring in the knowledge society (6th Framework Programme), focusing the Portuguese case studies in several clothing companies in a comparative analysis with some other European countrie
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/1922
ISSN: 1646-8929
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