The Politics of Global Production: Apple, Foxconn and China's New Working Class

@article{Chan2013ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Global Production: Apple, Foxconn and China's New Working Class},
  author={Jenny C M Chan and N. Pun and M. Selden},
  journal={Structural Dimensions & Organizational Behavior eJournal},
  year={2013}
}
Apple's commercial triumph rests in part on the outsourcing of its consumer electronics production to Asia. Drawing on extensive fieldwork at China's leading exporter - the Taiwanese‐owned Foxconn - the power dynamics of the buyer‐driven supply chain are analysed in the context of the national terrains that mediate or even accentuate global pressures. Power asymmetries assure the dominance of Apple in price setting and the timing of product delivery, resulting in intense pressures and illegal… Expand
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