Title: An enquiry into the growth dynamics of Punjab|s urban unorganised establishments in an era of globalisation: a labour perspective

Authors: Varinder Jain

Addresses: Centre for Development Studies, Prasantha Nagar, Ulloor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695011, India

Abstract: ||What has been the quality of jobs generated by Punjab|s urban unorganised establishments in an era of globalisation?|| is the central question addressed in this paper. It is argued that the unorganised establishments| growth, under the conditions of exogenous technology, may be due to intensive and extensive usage of hired labour. Through secondary and primary data analyses, it is concluded that these unorganised establishments have generated a sufficiently large number of such jobs that may be characterised as of poor quality in terms of low earnings, limited upward mobility, unjust wage setting, uninformed job termination and low job satisfaction.

Keywords: unorganised manufacturing; small-scale industry; quality of employment; wage workers; growth dynamics; India; globalisation; hired labour; earnings; upward mobility; wage setting; job termination; job satisfaction; emerging markets.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEM.2008.020868

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 2008 Vol.1 No.2, pp.171 - 188

Available online: 19 Oct 2008

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