International migration and labour turnover: workers’ agency in the construction sector of Russia and Italy

Morrison, Claudio and Sacchetto, Devi and Cretu, Olga (2013) International migration and labour turnover: workers’ agency in the construction sector of Russia and Italy. Studies of Transition States and Societies, 5 (2). pp. 7-20. ISSN 1736-874X

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Abstract

This article focuses on migrant workers’ agency through exploring the relationship between working and employment conditions, on one side, and labour mobility, on the other. The study is based on qualitative research involving workers from Moldova and Ukraine working in the Russian and Italian construction sector. Fieldwork has been carried out in Russia, Italy and Moldova to investigate informal networks, recruitment mechanisms and employment conditions to establish their impact on migration processes. Overcoming methodological nationalism, this study recognises transnational spaces as the new terrain where antagonistic industrial relations are rearticulated. Labour turnover is posited as a key explanatory factor and understood not simply as the outcome of capital recruitment strategies but also as workers’ agency.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
Item ID: 13975
Notes on copyright: This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
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Depositing User: Claudio Morrison
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 12:26
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2018 19:57
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13975

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