Where Do Global Labour Markets Come from? Market Making and (Organized) Market Actors

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC02 Economy and Society (host committee)

Language: English

In economic sociology  markets are understood as constituted through four elements: 1) the objects to be exchanged, 2) buyers and sellers, 3) competition (and through it, the determination of the price) and 4) the voluntary character of transactions (see Aspers, 2011). None of these elements, however, is unproblematic. Instead, each of the elements of a market transaction must first be generated through processes of social construction. The proposed session, therefore, will be concerned with the social process of market making and with identifying those (organizational) actors who as market makers (Abolafia, 1998) contribute to the development of global labour markets. Papers may address but are not restricted to the following topics: (1) intermediary organizations on external labour markets, such as temporary agencies, trafficking agencies; (2) MNC-internal labour markets and Global Value Chains, mainly investigating the role of MNCs for the development of global labour markets, e.g. by their global assignment programmes or off-shoring activities; and (3) the States and their role in creating global labour markets.
Session Organizer:
Ursula MENSE-PETERMANN, Bielefeld University, Germany
Ursula MENSE-PETERMANN, Bielefeld University, Germany
Eleonore KOFMAN, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Oral Presentations
Japanese Female Self-Initiated Expatriates As Labour Market Makers
Nobuko HOSOGAYA, Sophia University, Japan; Noriko ARAI, Sophia university, Japan; Asuka TAKEUCHI, Sophia university, Japan
Distributed Papers
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