Economic Sociology and Organizations

2019 Oct 02

Yanhua Bird: TBA

4:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550
Economic Sociology Seminar presentation by Yanhua Bird, Doctoral Student in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University.
Ya-Wen Lei

Labor Contention in China’s Changing Economy

July 31, 2019

Although traditionally known as “the world’s factory,” China’s economy has changed immensely in recent years. According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the number of jobs in the manufacturing sector has been declining since 2012, whereas jobs in the service sector have been increasing. As the country’s economy and primary industries have changed, so too have its labor conflicts. Ya-Wen Lei, Assistant Professor of Sociology, investigates the labor organizing of drivers for China’s fast-growing food-delivery platforms.... Read more about Labor Contention in China’s Changing Economy

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