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Author Lüthje, Boy, author

Title From Silicon Valley to Shenzhen : global production and work in the IT industry / Boy Lüthje, Stefanie Hürtgen, Peter Pawlicki, and Martina Sproll
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2013]
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Series Asia/Pacific/Perspectives
Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Contents Bringing the labor process back in: global production networks and work -- Beyond the "new economy": the global restructuring of production models in the IT industry -- Reshaping the international division of labor: global production networks in electronics contract manufacturing -- Global Taylorism? Work and politics of production in low-cost locations -- From Silicon Valley to Shenzhen: network-based mass production, industrial development, and work
Summary This seminal study explores the significant changes in the global IT industry as production has shifted from the developed world to massive sites in the developing world that house hundreds of thousands of workers in appalling low-wage conditions to minimize labor costs. The authors trace the development of the new networks of globalized mass production in the IT industry and the reorganization of work since the 1990s, capturing the systemic nature of an industry-wide restructuring of production and work in the global context. Their wide-ranging and detailed analysis takes the debates on the g
Notes Revised English translation of: Von Silicon Valley nach Shenzhen : globale Produktion und Arbeit in der IT-Industrie / Stefanie Hürtgen [and others]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Globalization -- Economic aspects.
High technology industries -- Location.
High technology industries.
International division of labor.
Offshore assembly industry -- Employees -- Social conditions.
Offshore assembly industry.
Form Electronic book
Author Hürtgen, Stefanie, author
Pawlicki, Peter, author
Sproll, Martina, author
ISBN 0742568490 (electronic bk.)
9780742568495 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)