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Title: Global restructuring and its effects on occupations: towards a new division of labor?
Author: Krings, Bettina
Keywords: Quality of work and life
Division of labor processes
Issue Date: Aug-2009
Publisher: IET
Citation: Krings, Bettina (2009), Global restructuring and its effects on occupations: towards a new division of labor? , IET Working Papers Series, WPS12/2009, 29 pp
Series/Report no.: IET Working Papers Series;WPS12/2009
Abstract: The 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.
ISSN: 1646-8929
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