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Trade, Labour and Transformation of Community in Asia

  • Michael Gillan
  • Bob Pokrant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Economic Integration and Social Transformation

  3. Global Trade and Commodity Production

  4. Labour Organization in Transforming Economies and Societies

  5. Emerging Trade and Labour in Asia: The Information Technology Sector

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-291

About this book


This book considers the transformative impact of global trade and production networks on local economies, work and labour organization, and various forms and meanings of 'community'. It examines the socio-economic transformation in Asia and the restructuring of manufacturing industries, ports and the information technology sector.


development East Asia Economic Development economic integration globalization international trade Local Economies politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Gillan
    • 1
  • Bob Pokrant
    • 2
  1. 1.UWA Business SchoolUniversity of WesternAustralia
  2. 2.Curtin University of TechnologyPerthAustralia

About the editors

MICHAEL GILLAN is Lecturer in employment relations at the University of Western Australia. His research interests include trade union responses to globalisation and industry restructuring, regulation of collective bargaining processes, and the political economy of liberalization and labour in India. He has published in a wide range of national and international journals including Economic Geography, South Asia and the Journal of Industrial Relations.

BOB POKRANT is Professor of Anthropology at Curtin University of Technology, Australia. His main research interests are climate change and development, aquaculture and fisheries in South Asia, and the global food system . He has published in international and national journals including South Asia, Aquaculture International, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies.

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