Effect of the integration into Global Value Chains on the employment contract in Central and Eastern European countries
Research background: In the era of globalization, there is a need to address decent work deficits in Global Value Chains (GVCs). The forms of working conditions reveal a broad dispersion of contents. The literature review exposes hardly any Europe-focused research assessing the socioeconomic impact of global production links and going beyond their pure economic effects assessed in terms of employment, productivity or wages. Purpose...
Research Background: Collective bargaining is one key aspect in industrial relations which shapes the current labour market. At the same time, the process of production fragmentation embodied in global value chains (GVCs) has dominated the international trade related literature. One of the key implications studied and discussed in the literature is the impact of production fragmentation processes on wages, which, in turn, are indicated...
The aim of this research is to reanalyse the possible impact of production fragmentation on employment using the newest world input-output database (WIOD) release (2016) and recently proposed by Timmer, Los, Stehrer and de Vries measure of production fragmentation which traces the imports needed in all stages of production. This study is provided on country-industry level for 56 industries and 41 countries for the years 2000–2014....
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