19-20 MN3265: The Globalisation of Work

This course aims to examine the impact of globalisation on work. The course introduces to the students the economic, political and institutional forces that shape the international mobility of work and workers. From a comparative perspective, the course offers an overview of the economic policies, labour market regulations and socio-economic conditions that have affected work organisation on a global scale. The course will also include discussions on the transformation of global industrial structures, international labour markets and work organisations in different countries. Some new employment practices adopted by established and emerging multinational firms will be compared and assessed through case studies. The course will also give students an understanding of the nature of space, locality, cluster and temporality to the nature of work and working in the current period.