Labor and the Globalization of Production

Causes and Consequences of Industrial Upgrading

  • William Milberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Globalized Production: Structural Challenges for Developing Country Workers

  3. Reconceptualizing Globalized Production

  4. Skill, Gender, and Location Bias in Globalized Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Günseli Berik, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Joseph E. Zveglich Jr
      Pages 146-178
  5. Challenges to the Regulation of International Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Michael Piore
      Pages 249-265
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 266-284

About this book


This book brings together the work of international economist, labour economists and sociologists in a far-reaching study of global production networks and the challenges they pose for developing country workers. A number of both empirical and theoretical questions are addressed and answers are provided by drawing on a variety of examples - from China to Mexico to South Africa to Eastern Europe. The studies show that globalized production creates a new set of challenges to economic development for entrepreneurs, workers, governments and international organizations.


gender globalization Institution labor market Nation organization sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • William Milberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy AnalysisNew School UniversityNew YorkUSA

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