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The ‘contested’ firm: the restructuring of work and production in the international political economy

Louise Amoore

in Globalisation Contested

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780719060960
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700112 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719060960.003.0006
The ‘contested’ firm: the restructuring of work and production in the international political economy

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In the context of the globalisation of production, MNCs have been most commonly depicted as the key vehicles of global transformation. This chapter opens up the presumed unity of the MNC to explore the social power relationships that constitute this ‘global actor’. Defined in terms of the relationships between corporate managers, financiers, shareholders, suppliers and a diverse range of worker groups, the firm represents a site of contest in the ascription of meanings and realities of globalisation.

Keywords: global transformation; MNCs; corporate managers; globalisation; production

Chapter.  10090 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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