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The artistic precariat

Alison Bain and Heather McLean.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Economic Sociology; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining. 10679 words.

This article examines how some artists have collectively negotiated precarity in Toronto’s cultural sector during the last 2 decades through two arts experiments: the Waterfront Trail...

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Better Work: harnessing incentives and influencing policy to strengthen labour standards compliance in global production networks

Arianna Rossi.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Relations and International Political Economy. 8912 words.

This article explores what types of incentives drive buyers and suppliers in global production networks to raise the floor of labour standards and deliver better outcomes for workers. It...

Contradictions and misalignments in the EU approach towards the gender pay gap

Marco Peruzzi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Employment and Labour Law; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour Discrimination. 15508 words.

The aim of this paper is to highlight the tensions within the EU’s ‘governance architecture’ concerning pay equality. Specifically, after a preliminary outline of the theoretical discussion...

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Corporate ethical trading in an economic downturn: recessionary pressures and refracted responsibilities

Alex Hughes.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2012; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Services; Capitalist Systems. 10731 words.

This article investigates the effects of an economic downturn on corporate social responsibility, with a focus on how UK food and clothing retailers responded to recessionary pressures...

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Corporate social responsibility and labour agency: the case of Nike in Pakistan

Peter Lund-Thomsen and Neil M. Coe.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2015; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Manufacturing. 11339 words.

This article examines the circumstances under which corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives facilitate and/or constrain labour agency in global production networks (GPNs). Using a...

The costs of compliance? Views of Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers in times of global economic crisis

Kanchana N. Ruwanpura and Neil Wrigley.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2011; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Services. 9705 words.

Complementing the rise of ethical trading initiatives there has been a parallel growth in the number of academic studies tracking their origins and evolution, and assessing the...

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Developing an understanding of meaningful work in economics: the case for a heterodox economics of work

David A. Spencer.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; General Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 7765 words.

The idea that work has meaning and is meaningful beyond its contribution to consumption has been largely absent from mainstream economics. This paper gives reasons for why mainstream...

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Does an employment protection law lead to unemployment? A panel data analysis of OECD countries, 1990–2008

Prabirjit Sarkar.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Labour and Demographic Economics; Employment and Labour Law; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Labour Standards: National and International. 5203 words.

This article examines the unemployment consequences of an employment protection law (EPL) on the basis of OECD EPL indicators for 23 OECD countries over the period 1990–2008. Using the...

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Efficiency wages and bargaining

Frank Walsh.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 7144 words.

In contrast to results found in the literature to date this paper shows that the efficiency wage and the wage that solves a bargaining problem will often be independent. If worker...

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The end of the UK’s liberal collectivist social model? The implications of the coalition government’s policy during the austerity crisis

Damian Grimshaw and Jill Rubery.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Comparative Economic Systems; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 11389 words.

This paper reviews change and continuity in social policy up to summer 2011, contrasting the liberal collectivist approach of New Labour with the reinforced neoliberalism of the coalition...

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Equal Pay as a Moving Target: International perspectives on forty-years of addressing the gender pay gap

Jacqueline O’Reilly, Mark Smith, Simon Deakin and Brendan Burchell.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics; Labour Discrimination; Employment and Labour Law; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour Standards: National and International. 10122 words.

This paper provides an overview of the key factors impacting upon the gender pay gap in the UK, Europe and Australia. Forty years after the implementation of the first equal pay...

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Equal pay by gender and by nationality: a comparative analysis of Switzerland’s unequal equal pay policy regimes across time

Roland Erne and Natalie Imboden.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Labour Discrimination; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 10370 words.

What explains the adoption of two different policies on equal pay by gender (EPG) and by nationality (EPN) in Switzerland? And why is the liberal, litigation-based, equal pay policy regime...

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Flexible recession: the temporary staffing industry and mediated work in the United States

Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2007; p ublished online May 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Particular Labour Markets; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 9152 words.

The evolution of the temporary staffing industry (TSI) in the US is examined, with particular reference to the structural functions of temporary work during the boom of the 1990s, the...

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Flexicurity as a moderator of the relationship between job insecurity and psychological well-being

Brendan Burchell.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Labour Standards: National and International; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 6348 words.

Flexicurity has been heralded as the solution to simultaneously maintain the well-being of employees through employment security while allowing employers to benefit from flexibility. This...

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Garments without guilt? Uneven labour geographies and ethical trading—Sri Lankan labour perspectives

Kanchana N. Ruwanpura.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2016; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Economic Sociology. 12518 words.

Economic geographers tout social upgrading via economic upgrading as a path that engenders labour conditions, while labour geographers underscore the inherent contradictions of corporate...

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Global, regional and domestic apparel value chains in Southern Africa: social upgrading for some and downgrading for others

Shane Godfrey.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development. 8088 words.

Growing South–South trade and concern with the social implications of participation in value chains brings into focus the trade-offs involved when production can be relatively easily...

Has “Discretionary Learning” declined during the Lisbon Agenda? A cross-sectional and longitudinal study of work organization in European nations

Jacob R. Holm and Edward Lorenz.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Labour Standards: National and International; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Comparative Economic Systems. 13516 words.

This article explores changes in the organization of work in European nations over 2000–2010. Results show a decline in the Discretionary Learning (DL). Periods of economic expansion tend...

Has the quality of working life improved in the EU-15 between 1995 and 2005?

Nathalie Greenan, Ekaterina Kalugina and Emmanuelle Walkowiak.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Economywide Country Studies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11019 words.

This article provides a mapping of quality of working life and measures its evolution between 1995 and 2005 with European Working Conditions Surveys. Using multilevel modelling, we assess...

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Information technology and the changing workplace in Canada: firm-level evidence

Saeed Moshiri and Wayne Simpson.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; Labour and Demographic Economics; Demand and Supply of Labour; Technological Change; Research and Development. 12975 words.

Recent advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have had dramatic effects on both individual and workplace performance. Use of computers and the Internet as...

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Institutional regimes and employee influence at work: a European comparison

Duncan Gallie.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Labour Standards: National and International. 7784 words.

Employee's ability to exercise influence over their work tasks has long been seen as a critical aspect of the quality of work. Using comparative representative surveys, the paper examines...

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