Transnational Corporations from the Standpoint of Workers

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This book explores the history and global expansion of AB Volvo, one of the hundred largest corporations in the world, through the experiences of its workers in Sweden, Mexico, South Africa, and India. It investigates how neo-liberalisation has transformed the company into a promoter of lean production, at the expense of the workers' needs.
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Nora Räthzel is Professor of Sociology at the University of Umeå, Sweden and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Surrey, UK and Vigo, Spain. Her publications include: Finding the Way Home. Young Peoples' Stories of Gender Ethnicity, Class and Place in Hamburg and London (with Phil Cohen, Les Back, Michael Keith, and Andreas Hieronymus, 2008), and Trade Unions in the Green Economy (with David Uzzell, 2013).

Diana Mulinari is Professor of Sociology at the Centre of Gender Studies, University of Lund, Sweden. She has written extensively on gender and development in Latin America, and on the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, and class in the context of the Swedish welfare state. Her publications include: Complying with Colonialism. Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the Nordic Region (with Suvi Keskiknen, Sari Irni, and Salla Touri, 2009).

Aina Tollefsen is Reader in Geography at the Department of Geography and Economic History, University of Umeå, Sweden. She has written extensively on labour migration, critical development studies, and globalisation. Her publications include: Globalisering (with Tommy Jensen, 2012), Of Berries and Seasonal Work: The Swedish Berry Industry and the Disciplining of Labour Migration from Thailand (with Madeleine Eriksson, 2013).
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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Jul 29, 2014
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Pages
311
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ISBN
9781137323057
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Industrial Management
Business & Economics / Labor
Business & Economics / Organizational Behavior
Business & Economics / Strategic Planning
Political Science / International Relations / General
Social Science / Developing & Emerging Countries
Social Science / Sociology / General
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