International migration and labour turnover: the case of the construction sector in the EU and the CIS

Morrison, Claudio and Sacchetto, Devi and Cretu, Olga (2012) International migration and labour turnover: the case of the construction sector in the EU and the CIS. In: 13th International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development. Yasin, E.G., ed. High School of Economics, Moscow, pp. 301-308. ISBN 978-5-7598-1020-9

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Abstract

Scholarship on international migration has shown how structural features of the global capitalist economy contribute to labour mobility. This paper looks into labour migrants’ recruitment and employment systems to identify their forms of resistance. 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. Overcoming methodological nationalism, this study recognises transnational spaces as the new terrain, where antagonistic industrial relations are rearticulated. Labour turnover is posited as key explanatory factor and understood not simply as the outcome of capital recruitment strategies but also as workers’ agency.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 16177
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Depositing User: Claudio Morrison
Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 03:45
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16177

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