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New Worlds of Work: Varieties of Work in Car Factories in the BRIC Countries

Ulrich Jürgens and Martin Krzywdzinski


New industrial centres are emerging in the so-called BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). In these locations, large numbers of plants have been constructed in recent years, creating many manufacturing jobs. But what does industrial work look like in these places? To date, much of the scholarship on industrialization in developing countries industrialization has concentrated on the poor working conditions that characterize some export-oriented sectors in emerging economies, most notoriously in the garment industry. In contrast, this book is concerned with the modern facilities of ... More

Keywords: BRIC, automotive industry, production systems, work organization, human resource management, employment relations, labour regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198722670
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722670.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ulrich Jürgens, author
Senior researcher, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Martin Krzywdzinski, author
Head of the Project Group "Globalization, Work, and Production", WZB Berlin Social Science Center