Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to share this recent publication by Routedge (2016), which has now issued paperback and e-book versions. The research for this book was originally supported through an Abe Fellowship of the Japan Foundation and SSRC, NYC.

International mobility is not a new concept as people have moved throughout history, voluntarily and forcibly, for personal, familial, economic, political, and professional reasons. Yet, the mobility of technical talent in the global economy is relatively new, largely voluntary, structurally determined by market forces, and influenced by immigration policies.

With over a decade’s worth of extensive research in India, Japan, Finland, and Singapore, this book provides an alternative understanding of how capitalism functions at the global level by specifically analyzing the international movement of technical professionals between India and Japan. There are three factors that inform this study: the services transition away from manufacturing, the movement of technical professionals in the world economy, and the demographic crisis facing Japan. The dynamics of changing capitalism are examined by theorizing the emergence of the services sector in the USA and Japan, analyzing the pronounced social inequality in India that is the basis for the global supply of highly skilled technical professionals, and providing considerable empirical data on the flows of professionals to these two countries to indicate Japan’s institutional inflexibility in accommodating foreign talent. The author anticipates that Japanese industry will shed some of its institutional rigidity due to the pressures of competition and the scarcity of technical professionals.

Endorsements by Professor Harukiyo Hasegawa, Doshisha and Sheffield.

Professor Gary Hamilton, Sociology and International Studies, University of Washington.

Professor Martin Kenney, Human Ecology, University of California, Davis.

Ms. Yukako Uchinaga, VC Bennesse Corporation, VP Berlitz, IBM Japan

Table of Contents
Foreword by Andres Solimano
1. Capital Accumulation and the International Mobility of Labor: An Introduction 
2. Changing Structures of Accumulation and International Mobility of Technical Professionals 
3. Changing Structures of Accumulation from Manufacturing to Services 
4. Positioning Japan in the International Mobility of Skilled Professionals 
5. Changing Structures of Accumulation and Indian Labor Mobility 
6. Crisis and Accumulation Challenges in Japan’s IT Industry 
7. Institutional Stickiness and Really Existing Capitalism 
8. The Final Push for Accumulation in India and Japan 
9. Concluding Remarks on Accumulation, International Mobility, and Distributive Implications

Additional details can be found here:

I will be happy to send a 20% book discount form should anyone be interested.
Anthony P. D'Costa, Chair & Professor of Contemporary Indian Studies
Development Studies, School of Social & Political Sciences
University of Melbourne, John Medley Building (W406), Parkville VIC 3010, AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 3 9035 6161
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