„Why Work Became So Bad for So Many?“

Klingt nach einem interessanten Buch, das auch für die Wertschöpfungskette in Banken relevant ist.
Der Autor, David Weil, arbeitet inzwischen im US Department of Labor

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Global business has been overwhelmed by the financialisation of wealth. Beyond financial and “rationalization” strategies, social conflicts and tensions have been strengthened as labor relations need to be adjusted to capital mobility and short-run returns.  In this historical setting, it is worth noting that, in spite of the enormous literature on financial development and inequality, few attempts have been successful in rethinking the intersection between contemporary financial and labor markets in Economics Curriculum.

Indeed, in the current context of “institutionalized short-termism”, the expansion of global finance contributes to the redefinition of labor relations. Investors and managers have enlarged profits in the context of a  business model that favors downsizing and cost reduction at the expense of employment. As labor costs are frequently considered large expense items, corporations must tightly managed and documented those costs in order to minimize risk of non-compliance, particularly public companies. Accordingly the Global Labor Union IUF…

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About Barbara Bohr

I teach communication and project management at a technical college. My Interests are: Text analysis, (financial) innovation for the common good.

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