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.
YILMAZ AKYUZ Tun Ismail Ali Chair in Monetary and Financial Economics, University of Malaya, Malaysia JENNIFER BAIR Assistant Professor of Sociology at Yale University, USA RADHIKA BALAKRISHNAN Associate Professor of Eonomics at Marymount Manhattan College, USA JANINE BERG Research Economist at the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland GUNSELI BERIK Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Utah, USA ANTHONY BLACK Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Capetown, South Africa ELISSA BRAUNSTEIN Assistant Research Professor and Assistant Director of the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA GERALD EPSTEIN Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA STEPHEN GELB Executive Director of the EDGE Institute of Economic Development, Johannesburg, South Africa GARY GEREFFI Professor of Sociology and Director of the Markets and Management Studies Program at Duke University, USA RICHARD KOZUL-WRIGHT Senior Economic Affairs Officer at UNCTAD's Division on Globalization and Development Strategies in Geneva, Switzerland JOERG MAYER Economic Affairs Officer at UNCTAD's Division on Globalization and Development Strategies in Geneva, Switzerland MICHAEL PIORE Professor of Economics at MIT, USA YANA VAN DER MEULEN RODGERS Associate Professor of Economics at William and Mary College, USA ASAD SAYEED Senior Researcher at the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research in Karachi, Pakistan MATTHEW SLAUGHTER Associate Professor of Economics at Dartmouth, USA JOSEPH E.
ZVEGLICH, JR Economist at the Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
WILLIAM MILBERG is Associate Professor of Economics at New School University, USA. He has published extensively on issues related to the methodology of economics.