Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation is a bi-annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by Pluto Journals that focuses on the new global division of labour.
Print ISSN: 1745-641X / e-ISSN: 1745-6428
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The globalisation of world trade in combination with the use of information and communications technologies is bringing about a new international division of labour, not just in manufacturing industries, as in the past, but also in work involving the processing of information.
Organisational restructuring shatters the unity of the traditional workplace, both contractually and spatially, dispersing work across the globe in ever-more attenuated value chains.
A new ‘cybertariat’ is in the making, sharing common labour processes, but working in remote offices and call centres which may be continents apart and occupying very different cultural and economic places in local economies.
The implications of this are far-reaching, both for policy and for scholarship. The dynamics of this new global division of labour cannot be captured adequately within the framework of any single academic discipline. On the contrary, they can only be understood in the light of a combination of insights from fields including political economy, the sociology of work, organisational theory, economic geography, development studies, industrial relations, comparative social policy, communications studies, technology policy and gender studies.
This journal aims to bring together insights from all these fields to create a single authoritative source of information on the new global division of labour, combining theoretical analysis with the results of empirical research in a way that is accessible both to the research community and to policy makers.
The Journal is published twice a year, in July and December. The Journal is indexed in Scopus. The Journal’s website can be found here.
Ursula Huws, Professor of Labour and Globalisation, Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Ludmila Abilio, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Labour and Trade Union Studies, University of Campinas, Brazil
Moritz Altenried, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
Ricardo Antunes, Professor of Sociology, University of Campinas, Brazil
Chris Benner, Department of Geography, University of California at Davis, USA
Michael Brookes, Professor of Human Resources, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Enda Brophy, Associate Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Manuel Castells, Emeritus Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Mikyung Chin, Department of Political Science, Ajou University, Korea
Nicole Cohen, Associate Professor, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, University of Toronto, Canada
Premilla D’Cruz, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
Jörg Flecker, Professor of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria
Brian Garvey, Lecturer in Work, Employment and Organisation, University of Strathclyde, UK
Sujata Gothoskar, International Union of Food Workers, Mumbai, India
Mark Graham, Professor of Internet Geography, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, UK
Barbara Harriss-White, Emeritus Professor of Development Studies, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, UK
Christoph Hermann, Lecturer, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Jing Hiah, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Tsvetelina Hristova, Researcher, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, Australia.
Greti-Iulia Ivana, lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK.
Anne Jourdain, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Social Science Research Institute (IRISSO), Paris-Dauphine University, France
Eleni Kambouri, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Gender Studies, Panteion University of Social and Political Science, Athens, Greece.
Vassil Kirov, Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Bettina-Johanna Krings, Head of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis Unit, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Wing-Fai Leung, Director of Research, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London, UK
Tatiana Mazali, Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Polytechnic of Torino, Italy
Pamela Meil, Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung (ISF), Germany
George Morgan, Associate Professor, Institute for Culture and Society, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University, Australia
Vincent Mosco, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Queens University, Canada and Distinguished Professor of Communication, New Media Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Rajneesh Narula, Professor of International Business Regulation, University of Reading Business School, UK
Manuel Nicklich, Researcher, Nuremberg Campus of Technology (NCT) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
Maurilio Pirone, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Bologna, Italy
Sabine Pfeiffer, Professor of Sociology, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Jaka Primorac, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Development and International Relations, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Markus Promberger, Head of Welfare, Labour and Social Inclusion Research, IAB (Institute for Employment Research), Federal Employment Agency, Germany
Monique Ramioul, Head of Labour Sector, Higher Institute of Labour Studies, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Ned Rossiter, Professor of Communication, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University, Australia
Neil Spencer, Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.
Paul Stewart, Senior Research Professor, Sociology of Work and Employment, Département, Homme Organisation et Société, Grenoble School of Management, France.
Aditi Surie, Consultant, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore, India.
Geert van Hootegem, Professor of Sociology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Patricia Vendramin, Professor of Sociology, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation (WOLG) is more than just a journal. It has evolved into an extended global community of scholars interested in developing a dialogue about the changing nature of work and labour organisation that crosses disciplinary and national boundaries. Going open access and making all our articles free to read has more than tripled our readership and greatly increased this community. We receive positive feedback from many quarters. Policy makers tell us that they value the way WOLG makes them aware of new developments in the world of work. PhD students and early career researchers working in new or interdisciplinary fields say our articles help them to identifying the key authors and issues and more established scholars rely on us as a way of staying in touch with rapidly changing debates. We are also praised for helping to bridge the ‘North-South divide in academia’.
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