Essays on The Relationship between Globalization and Unemployment Annotated Bibliography

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The paper "The Relationship between Globalization and Unemployment" is a perfect example of a macro & microeconomics annotated bibliography. According to Ukpere and Slabbert (2009, p. 38), there has been an increase in the number of people who are unemployed and this might have occurred due to automation or due to movement of business in other regions in order to take advantage of favorable business climate, government policies, cheap labor, lax environmental laws and tax holidays. Additionally, many companies have decided to lay off a large number of their employees so as to reduce their cost and increase their competitiveness globally.

Furthermore, global logic of competitiveness has influenced organizations to outsource their employees and to downsize their operations thereby causing unemployment (Banerjee & Nag 2011, p. 592). Moreover, top managers have been lured to promote unemployment and under-employment in many global organizations in order to be rewarded for saving cost. A search of Library Catalogues Wagner, H 2010, Globalization and Unemployment, Springer, New York. This book explains in-depth the effects of globalization on unemployment. It begins by providing both empirical and theoretical trends in unemployment associated with globalization.

It goes ahead and discusses in detail the effects of European integration on unemployment. Robertson, R 2009, Globalization, wages and the Quality of Jobs: Five Country Studies, The World Bank, Washington. Robertson provides a comprehensive review of the literature behind globalization. He has done this by discussing the implications of globalization on employment and labor standards. In addition, he has tried to create a link between globalization and employment as well as the relationship between globalization and labor market. Welfens, P 2009, Globalization of the Economy, Unemployment, and Innovation: Structural Change, Schumpetrian Adjustment, and New Policy Challenges, Springer, Berlin. This book provides an exhaustive discussion in relation to the relationship between globalization and unemployment.

It provides a clear explanation regarding the role that globalization has played in instigating the high unemployment levels currently experienced in the world.

References

Adams, J 2010, The Links between Globalization and Unemployment, Helium, Viewed 8 March 2013, < http://www.helium.com/items/1839063-effects-of-globalization-on-employment>.

Banerjee, R & Nag, R 2011, ‘Globalization, labor market Segmentation, Unemployment and Wage Inequality: A Theoretical Analysis’, Journal of Economic integration, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 578-599.

Barrio, R 2012, Globalization and unemployment, European commission Development and cooperation, Viewed 8 march 2013, < http://capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/rom/blog/globalization-and-unemployment >.

Hoffman, M 2010, ‘Job Losses and Perceptions of Globalization’, Journal of World Trade, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 966- 983.

Lee, C, Wu, C & Li, Y 2010, ‘Globalization, Wage Inequality and Unemployment’, Journal of Economics and Management, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-15.

Munck, R 2010, Globalization and labor: The New Great Transformation, St Martin’s Press, London.

Robertson, R 2009, Globalization, wages and the Quality of Jobs: Five Country Studies, The World Bank, Washington.

Spence, M 2011, Globalization and Unemployment: The Downside of integrating Markets, United States Foreign Affairs, viewed 8 March 2013, < http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/67874/michael-spence/globalization-and-unemployment

Ukpere, W & Slabbert, D 2009, ‘A Relationship Between Current Globalization, Unemployment, Inequality and poverty’, International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 37-46.

Wagner, H 2010, Globalization and Unemployment, Springer, New York.

Welfens, P 2009, Globalization of the Economy, Unemployment, and Innovation: Structural Change, Schumpetrian Adjustment, and New Policy Challenges, Springer, Berlin.

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