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- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 64.87
This exemplary work of international collaboration takes a comparative approach to the histories of Northeast and Southeast Asia, with contributions from scholars from Japan, Korea and the Englishspeaking academic world. The new scholarship represented by this volume demonstrates that the vast and growing commercial interactions between the countries... more...
Call Centers and the Global Division of Labor: A Political Economy of Post-Industrial Employment and Union OrganizingTaylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
Call centers have come, in the last three decades, to define the interaction between corporations, governments, and other institutions and their respective customers, citizens, and members. The offshoring and outsourcing of call center employment, part of the larger information technology and information-technology-enabled services sectors, continues... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 14.95
Read Ammon Shea's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. A surprising, lively, and rich history of that ubiquitous doorstop that most of us take for granted. Ammon Shea is not your typical thirtysomething book enthusiast. After reading the Oxford English Dictionary from cover to cover (and living to write about it in Reading... more...
- Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 36.00
This new book, beautifully illustrated with a magnificent collection of over 300 photographs, covers the development of a much-loved type of vessel, the 'classic' cross channel or short sea passenger ferry often described as a liner in miniature. From the mid-19th century paddle ferries slowly evolved into screw-driven steamers but it was the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95
This is the first major English-language study to explore the broad and longstanding connections between Japan?s national security and the safety of its sea lanes. Tracing issues from pre-and post-1945 eras, the book explores how Japan?s concerns with sea lane protection have developed across such diverse fields as military strategy, diplomacy, trade... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Over the past ten years there has been a massive growth in call centres worldwide. These centres are said to represent the most dynamic growth area in white-collar employment internationally since the mid 1990s. Yet the footloose and global nature of the industry means that jobs will always be susceptible to outsourced operations, ICT developments,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 72.95
'Bottom-Line Call Center Management breaks new ground by addressing key skills and techniques in assessing and implementing effective management practices to maximize the human and capital resources at the call center manager's disposal. Drawing on the author's unique data sets and years of research experience in the industry, 'Bottom-Line Call Center... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
This book examines the concept of globalised identities and the way in which agency is exercised over identity construction by women working in India?s transnational call centre industry. Drawing on qualitative empirical data and extensive original fieldwork, the book provides a nuanced analysis of the experiences of Indian women call centre workers... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 29.95
India, often referred to as the electronic housekeeper of the world, is home to the largest number of offshored call centres. This makes it very important to understand how BPO providers in India manage their human resources. The key message from recent empirical studies on Indian call centres/BPO is that human resources are at once the... more...