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Author Elias, Juanita.

Title Fashioning inequality : the multinational company and gendered employment in a globalizing world / Juanita Elias
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2003


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 MELB  331.4887 Eli/Fit  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Gender in a global/local world
Gender in a global/local world.
Contents 1. Liberal IPE and the Idea of the Progressive Firm -- 2. Feminist IPE and the Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment -- 3. FDI and the Political Economy of Malaysian Development -- 4. Moving Offshore: The Case Study Firm in the Context of the UK Garment Sector -- 5. Recruitment and Employment in the Malaysian Subsidiary: Understanding How the Gender and Ethnic Division of Labour Operates -- 6. Company Recruitment Practices and the Impact of FDI
Summary "Studying the impact of gender relations on the operations of multinational firms, Fashioning Inequality highlights the role of recruitment practices and, through this analysis, provides a critique of the notion of the 'progressive firm' that has dominated liberal writings on economic globalization. Juanita Elias develops a theoretical challenge to mainstream liberal writings on the multinational firm, questioning the neo-liberal orthodoxy, in particular the belief that the market, as a separate sphere from society, acts to undermine 'backward' social practices and ideas. Drawing upon theoretical insights from both feminist economists and economic sociologists, the book suggests that social inequalities are an integral way in which markets operate. This original book will appeal to scholars of international political economy, industrial relations and organizational behaviour, feminist economics, gender and development studies and to the international business/strategic management audience."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sexual division of labor -- Malaysia -- Case studies.
International business enterprises -- Social aspects -- Malaysia -- Case studies.
Subsidiary corporations -- Malaysia -- Personnel management -- Case studies.
Clothing workers -- Malaysia -- Case studies.
Working class women -- Malaysia -- Economic conditions -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Malaysia -- Case studies.
Clothing trade -- Great Britain -- Personnel management -- Case studies.
Corporations, British -- Malaysia -- Case studies.
Investments, Foreign -- Malaysia -- Case studies.
Feminist economics.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 2003062697
ISBN 0754636984 alkaline paper
Other Titles Multinational company and gendered employment in a globalizing world