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The Resource Global "body shopping" : an Indian labor system in the information technology industry, Xiang Biao

Global "body shopping" : an Indian labor system in the information technology industry, Xiang Biao

Label
Global "body shopping" : an Indian labor system in the information technology industry
Title
Global "body shopping"
Title remainder
an Indian labor system in the information technology industry
Statement of responsibility
Xiang Biao
Title variation
Indian labor system in the information technology industry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How can America's information technology (IT) industry predict serious labor shortages while at the same time laying off tens of thousands of employees annually? The answer is the industry's flexible labor management system--a flexibility widely regarded as the modus operandi of global capitalism today. Global "Body Shopping" explores how flexibility and uncertainty in the IT labor market are constructed and sustained through concrete human actions. Drawing on in-depth field research in southern India and in Australia, and folding an ethnography into a political economy analysis, Xiang Biao offers a richly detailed analysis of the India-based global labor management practice known as "body shopping." In this practice, a group of consultants--body shops--in different countries works together to recruit IT workers. Body shops then farm out workers to clients as project-based labor; and upon a project's completion they either place the workers with a different client or "bench" them to await the next placement. Thus, labor is managed globally to serve volatile capital movement. Underpinning this practice are unequal socioeconomic relations on multiple levels. While wealth in the New Economy is created in an increasingly abstract manner, everyday realities--stock markets in New York, benched IT workers in Sydney, dowries in Hyderabad, and women and children in Indian villages--sustain this flexibility
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Xiang, Biao
Dewey number
331.12/7910954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.D372
LC item number
I48 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
In-formation series
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  • Electronic data processing personnel
  • Labor mobility
  • India
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Electronic data processing personnel
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Labor mobility
  • India
  • Arbeidsmarkt
  • Internationalisatie
  • Informatietechnologie
  • Auswanderung
  • Leiharbeit
  • Informationstechnik
  • Fachkraft
  • Indien
Label
Global "body shopping" : an Indian labor system in the information technology industry, Xiang Biao
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A stranger's adventure -- Introduction -- The global niche for body shopping -- Producing IT people in Andhra Pradesh -- Selling "bodies" and selling jobs -- Business of "branded labor" in Sydney -- Agent chains and benching -- Compliant bodies? -- The world system of body shopping -- The "Indian triangle" in the global IT industry -- The remembered fieldwork sites: impressions and images
Control code
724024995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 181 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836338
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
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  • cl0500000122
  • 22573/cttw38b
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724024995
Label
Global "body shopping" : an Indian labor system in the information technology industry, Xiang Biao
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A stranger's adventure -- Introduction -- The global niche for body shopping -- Producing IT people in Andhra Pradesh -- Selling "bodies" and selling jobs -- Business of "branded labor" in Sydney -- Agent chains and benching -- Compliant bodies? -- The world system of body shopping -- The "Indian triangle" in the global IT industry -- The remembered fieldwork sites: impressions and images
Control code
724024995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 181 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836338
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • cl0500000122
  • 22573/cttw38b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724024995

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