Transnational Corporations from the Standpoint of Workers

TitleTransnational Corporations from the Standpoint of Workers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRathzel, Nora, Mulinari, Diana, and Tollefsen, Aina
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityLondon
KeywordsAB Volvo, India, Mexico, neo-liberalization, South Africa, Sweden, transnational corporations
Abstract

This book explores the history and global expansion of AB Volvo, one of the hundred largest corporations in the world, through the experiences of its workers in Sweden, Mexico, South Africa, and India. It investigates how neo-liberalization has transformed the company into a promoter of lean production, at the expense of the workers' needs.