How Globalization Has Impacted Labour: A Review Essay

Posted: 11 Aug 2009


This essay outlines the features of globalization in the current era and indicates how conceptualizations of this process differ from the related formulations of the Annales School and of World Systems Analysis. The main theme of the article is then developed, namely an assessment of the ways that globalization has impacted the organization of work and the structure of employment careers. This assessment is based on results from a variety of recent research studies, especially on findings from the Globalife project.

Suggested Citation

Spilerman, Seymour, How Globalization Has Impacted Labour: A Review Essay. European Sociological Review, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 73-86, 2009, Available at SSRN: or

Seymour Spilerman (Contact Author)

Columbia University ( email )

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