Schwartz, Gregory (2004). Core and periphery of the ‘collective’: labour segmentation in the Russian industrial enterprise. Industrial Relations Journal, 35(3)
The present paper tries to fill an important gap in our understanding of the specific nature of wage and employment differentiation in Russia during the period of transition. By presenting evidence from case studies at Russian industrial enterprises the account examines the role played by hierarchies in production, specifically the dynamics of core/periphery workforce segmentation, in helping to explain how the present economic conditions have acted to re-entrench specific forms of inequality. Exploring the processes of decision-making regarding employment, work and pay allocation, and promotion the paper will conclude with some central inferences as to why workforce segmentation is seen as an important means of obtaining control over labour.
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