jacket condition:; This book analyses the current conditions of work in the Indian factory sector, and provides a critical analysis of the wage, profit and productivity behaviour in India's organised manufacturing sector over the last two decades. Examining the specificities of the conditions of industrial workers, it addresses three major questions:
- What has happened to the relative shares of profits and wages;
- How do we explain the levels and changes and;
- Are better labour standards antithetical to the project of industrial restructuring?
The author also examines the problem of industrial restructuring in India within the broader context of power and inequality in the workplace. He argues that even though the existing laws mandate decent labour conditions, India has been unable to implement them because of the minimalist position taken by successive governments.
Providing new and fascinating insights into industrial growth, labour standards and development in the framework of globalisation, this book will interest students and scholars of economics, economic history, political science and sociology, as well as students of management and labour relations.;