In Search of the Global Labor Market - Actors, Strategies and Successes: Panel II

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal III (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC02 Economy and Society (host committee)

Language: English

“Globalization” has been the catch phrase dominating public as well as scholarly debates in the sociology on important political, economic, and social changes witnessed on national as well as global levels within the past two decades. Interestingly, however, “global labour markets” have not figured under the much debated topics and have rarely been systematically investigated in the social sciences. While on the one hand global labour markets are often treated as a given in the media and by economic actors, and also sometimes by academic scholars, on the other hand, research that put global labour markets in the center of their focus is rather scarce. Hence, it is not clear if there is such a thing as a global labour market at all, what would count as global labour market and with what categories it could best be analyzed. Same as the session “In Search of the Global Labour Market I”, this session, too, aims at advancing a sociological understanding of global labour markets beyond economic models and at conceptualizing global labour markets in a way that makes it possible to grasp the diverse processes of transnationalization of work and labour markets.
Session Organizer:
Ursula MENSE-PETERMANN, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Ursula MENSE-PETERMANN, Bielefeld University, Germany
Global Online Labour Markets: Theoretical Perspectives and Initial Findings
Vili LEHDONVIRTA, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
A Global Labour Market for Digital Work?
Joerg FLECKER, University of Vienna, Austria
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