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[Excerpt] While the chapters in the previous section examined employment relations in different national contexts, in this chapter we focus on employment relations in the international or global context. We begin by outlining different perspectives on globalization and examine how globalization has evolved over time. Based on this discussion, we provide a definition of globalization which best accounts for contemporary patterns of global interdependence. We then provide a brief overview of the arguments for and against globalization and discuss the implications that economic globalization presents for employment relations.


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© Routledge. Final version published as: Kuruvilla, S., & Lakhani, T. (2013). Globalization. In C. Frege & J. Kelly (Eds.), Comparative employment relations in the global economy, (pp. 369-389). New York, NY: Routledge. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

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