Work restructuring in the interference of the global and the local is discussed with distribution as starting point of analysis. The distribution sector in The Netherlands is introduced as a local part of a global context in which outsourcing becomes more and more general practice. Logistic chains, in which both production and distribution are incorporated are indicated as a promising level of analysis in gaining more insight in the dynamics of the process of work restructuring. The argument is illustrated by the analysis of the chain of orchid plants.
Beukema, L. and Coenen, H. (2004), "GLOBAL LOGISTIC CHAINS AS A RESULT OF LOCAL PROCESSES: THE CASE OF ORCHIDS", Beukema, L. and Hector Carrillo, J. (Ed.) Globalism/Localism at Work (Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 159-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0277-2833(04)13009-4Download as .RIS
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