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Palgrave Macmillan

Globalization and the Inequality Trap

An Ethnography of Philippine Capitalism

ISBN 9781137145598
Publication Date April 2016
Formats No other formats available
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series The Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series

Globalization and the Inequality Trap is one of the first comprehensive books on Philippine management for an international audience. Discussing an important and often neglected territory in management literature, this ethnographic account examines the management practices of a plant in the Philippines, and links its findings to various analyses of capitalism. Also addressing the 'inequality trap', a concept highlighted by the World Bank in its World Development Report of 2006, the book presents realities of central and inter-related issues of globalization such as inequalities, migration and global management. The book offers insights into this phenomenon, and serves to highlight these issues for many other countries similarly challenged by the widening of inequalities created by globalization.


Mari Iizuka is Professor of Organization and Strategy at Doshisha Business School in Kyoto, Japan. She obtained her MBA and MA from Stanford and her Ph.D. from Kyoto University. She has also worked at the World Bank and taught at the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines, and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

PART I: THE PHILIPPINE PUZZLE
1. Introduction
2. From Inequality Trap Capitalism to Migration Trap Capitalism
3. A Worker in the Trap: From Father to Son
4. Formal Structure - The Surface
PART II: MANAGING IN THE TRAP
5. Informal Structure – The Reality
6. Counter-forces against Inequality: The Union and Guerrillas
PART III: THE GLOBALIZATION PARADOX
7. The MNC as Liberator
8. Globalization: From One Trap to Another?

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