Clayton, D.W. (2006) Labour-intensive industrialization in Hong Kong, 1950-70: a note on sources and methods. Asia-Pacific Business Review, 12 (3). pp. 375-388. ISSN 1360-2381
This research note critiques published quantitative sources on employment in manufacturing enterprises during a crucial epoch of rapid industrialization, and uses newly discovered archival sources to investigate organizational dualism, the co-existence of labour and capital-intensive modes of production. New quantitative data demonstrates that a high proportion of the industrial workforce was employed in small enterprises, notably workshops using labour-intensive techniques. New surveys of two 'traditional' Hong Kong industries (rattan ware furniture and basket ware; and umbrella making) show that factory, workshop, and home-based production co-existed within the same sector across the whole period, 1950-70.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > History (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2009 16:41|
|Last Modified:||17 Mar 2010 14:13|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|