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Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Jaesok Kim


This book draws on research into a multinational corporation (MNC) in Qingdao, China, and delves deep into the power dynamics at play between Korean management, Chinese migrant workers, local-level Chinese government officials, and Chinese local gangs. Located within the chain of global garment production, the multinational corporation was under the incessant demand to cut production costs that continually destabilizes the factory regime of the corporation. The relentless demand of price cuts, the decreasing business profits, and the outmoded production facilities forced management to change t ... More

Keywords: multinational corporations (MNCs), China, corporate culture, ethnicity, factory regime, globalization, labor policy, localization, post-socialism, South Korea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804784542
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaesok Kim, author