Labor market transformation in technologically renewed firms: printing and publishing sector in case of Istanbul

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In both in the World as a whole and Turkey, the printing and publishing sector is one of the sectors which has experienced a restructuring process after 1980. This was largely realized depending on new technology as a result of the recent developments in transportation, communication and telecommunication technologies and particularly intensive use of the computer aided production system. The introduction of new technologies brings about several impacts on a sector depending on social, economic, political and institutional structure. The effects of new technologies can be traced in relations with other firms, in labor markets, on labor process, in internal relations among labourers within the firm and spatial relations of the firms in the city. These effects are, however, relational rather man being one-sided. The social, economic, political and cultural contexts within which such changes occur shape the formation of such relations in different forms. Therefore, to expect standard effects in each social formation will be misleading. inIn this thesis, an attempt will be made to show the effects of the introduction of new technologies on production organization, on labor process and in labor markets, together with the spatial outcomes in the printing and publishing sector in Istanbul, during the restructuring of the economy in the 1980s. These effects have shown diversities compared those experienced in the developed market economies. Owing to different social, economic and institutional structures and depending on content of the technology itself and the existing labor market structure, labor market restructuring will also take many forms in developing countries. Moreover, an increase in these kinds of studies based on different sectors contributes to the forming of general results about the effects of the restructuring process on labor markets, on labor processes, and on production organizations, together with the spatial ramifications in developing countries and to understand the spatial dynamics of the organizations.


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Citation Formats
F. Ç. Erdoganaras, “Labor market transformation in technologically renewed firms: printing and publishing sector in case of Istanbul,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2002.