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Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment in Globalizing India

Editors: Noronha, Ernesto, D'Cruz, Premilla (Eds.)

  • The only book so far presenting critical perspectives on work and employment focused exclusively on India
  • Offers an important and timely counternarrative to the mainstream discourse on globalization and India
  • Showcases workplace issues of contemporary significance across a range of thematic areas and economic sectors
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About this book

This book showcases issues of work and employment in contemporary India through a critical lens, serving as a systematic, scholarly and rigorous resource which provides an alternate view to the glowing metanarrative of the subcontinent’s ongoing economic growth in today’s globalized world.  Critical approaches ensure that divergent and marginalized voices are highlighted, promoting a more measured perspective of entrenched standpoints.  In casting social reality differently, a quest for solutions that reshape current dynamics is triggered. The volume spans five thematic areas, subsuming a range of economic sectors. India is a pre-eminent destination for offshoring, underscoring the relevance of global production networks (Theme 1). Yet, the creation of jobs has not transformed employment patterns in the country but rather accentuated informalization and casualization (Theme 2). Indeed, even India’s ICT-related sectors, perceived as mascots of modernity and vehicles for upward mobility, raise questions about the extent of social upgrading (Theme 3). Nonetheless, these various developments have not been accompanied by collective action – instead, there is growing evidence of diminished pluralistic employment relations strategies (Theme 4). Emergent concerns about work and employment such as gestational surrogacy and expatriate experiences attest to the evolving complexities associated with offshoring (Theme 5).

About the authors

Ernesto Noronha holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. He is currently Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India, where he teaches Macro-organizational Behaviour, Research Methodology, and Sociology of Work and Employment to post-graduate and doctoral students. His  research interests include workplace ethnicity, technology and work, and labour and globalization. Prof. Noronha has been awarded many multi-lateral and bi-lateral grants to study various aspects of employee experiences of work in India’s offshoring and outsourcing sector, focusing on new and unexplored areas such as organizational control, diversity, telework and collectivization. He has been a visiting professor at the Industrial and Labour Relations (ILR) School, Cornell University and at the Institute for Sociology, University of Vienna. Prof. Noronha has presented invited talks as a visiting scholar at numerous European universities such as Strathclyde, Portsmouth, Bergen and Hamburg, in addition to the keynote address at the 2010 Work, Employment and Society (WES) conference.  

Premilla D’Cruz holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She is currently Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India, where she teaches Micro-organizational Behaviour and Workplace Creativity to post-graduate and doctoral students and industry practitioners. Prof. D’Cruz’s research interests include workplace bullying, emotions at work, self and identity, organizational control, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) and organizations. Her studies on workplace bullying in the Indian context have been pioneering both in terms of geographical location and substantive issues. Prof. D’Cruz has been a visiting scholar at various European and Australian universities and has received several multi-lateral and bi-lateral research grants. She is currently President of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH), having earlier served as Secretary (2010-2016) and Special Interest Groups Coordinator (2008-2010). 

Reviews

“This timely ensemble of critical essays on work and employment issues in contemporary ‘globalized’ India will undoubtedly be of interest to students, researchers, activists and to policy makers.” (Debashish Bhattacherjee, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 56 (2), June, 2018)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The World of Work in Contemporary India: The Relevance of a Critical Lens

    Noronha, Ernesto (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • “White Gold” for Whom? A Study of Institutional Aspects of Work and Wages in Cotton GPNs in India

    Singh, Sukhpal

    Pages 15-36

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  • Why Has the Indian Automotive Industry Reproduced “Low Road” Labour Relations?

    Barnes, Tom

    Pages 37-56

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  • “The Recession Has Passed but the Effects Are Still with Us”: Employment, Work Organization and Employee Experiences of Work in Post-crisis Indian BPO

    Roy, Chandrima (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

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  • Informal Work in the Formal Sector: Conceptualizing the Changing Role of the State in India

    Remesh, Babu P.

    Pages 83-94

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3491-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 109,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3490-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 109,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-9886-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment in Globalizing India
Editors
  • Ernesto Noronha
  • Premilla D'Cruz
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3491-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3491-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3490-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9886-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 303
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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