- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: July 2017
- Print publication year: 2016
- Online ISBN: 9781316217382
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316217382
This book brings together a set of studies on labour conditions in global value chains (GVCs) in a variety of sectors, ranging from labour-intensive sectors (garments, fresh fruits, tourism), to medium and high technology sectors (automobiles, electronics and telecom) and knowledge-intensive sectors (IT software services). The studies span a number of countries across Asia - Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. This book stands out for its grounded and detailed examination of both what is working and what is not working as Asian labour gets more embedded in global value chains. In trying to identify spaces for progressive action and policies in the current GVC-linked global work environment, the book goes against the grain in searching for an alternative to laissez faire forms of globalisation.
Neil Coe - National University of Singapore
Jenny Holdcroft - IndustriALL Global Union
Gerry Rodgers - International Institute of Labour Studies, Geneva
Pranab Bardhan - University of California, Berkeley
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