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Decent Work
Insights from India's IT Industry

First Edition

November 2013 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
‘Decent Work’ is a concept developed by the International Labour Organisation that sums up the aspirations of people in work life. This book provides a consolidated and encompassing guide to the underlying philosophy, meaning and theory of the decent work paradigm. It also provides an empirical analysis of the current status of decent work in the Information Technology (IT) industry of India adopting a pragmatic approach towards the measurement of decent work.

One of the purposes of this study is to unfold different dimensions of decent work and counter the general perceptions about work conditions in the IT industry. Surprisingly, work was not found to be decent for a majority of Indian IT employees on various indicators.

The key features of this book are: a thorough conceptual coverage; rich literature review; cross-examination of decent work indicators in the context of India’s IT industry; construction of Decent Work Index (DWI) at the micro-level; indices for each decent work indicator; primary data based on questionnaire responses; and detailed discussion on the implications of deficiency of decent work in India in general and the IT industry in particular.

 
Foreword Gerry Rodgers
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
I: THE CONCEPT AND THEORY
 
Concept and Philosophy
 
Theoretical Foundations of Decent Work
 
II: MEASUREMENT AND APPLICABILITY
 
Measuring Decent Work
 
Selected Decent Work Indicators in Detail
 
III: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF INDIA’S IT INDUSTRY
Section A: India’s IT Industry - An Overview  
 
An Introduction to Global Information Economy and IT
 
India’s IT Industry in the Global Information Economy
 
Key Features of IT Industry's Labour Market: A Critical Review
 
Empirical Studies on IT Industry and Its Labour Market
 
Applicability of Decent Work to India’s IT Industry
Section B: An Empirical Assesment of Decent Work Status in India’s IT Industry  
 
Methodology of the Study and Key Features of the Sample
 
Decent Work and Productive Employment
 
Decent Work and Flexitime Work in IT industry
 
Decent Work and Safe Work
 
Decent Work and Work-life Balance of IT Employees
 
Decent Work, Employment Conditions and Social Dialogue in IT Industry
 
Decent Workplace and IT Industry in India
 
Decent Work in IT Industry: Overall Scenario
 
IV: CONCLUSION
 
Conclusion and Policy Implications of Assessment of Decent Work in India
 
Appendices
 
References
 
Index

An in-depth understanding of work culture prevalent in the Indian IT industry...the authors go to great extent to explain the decent work paradigm, starting with ILO definition and then throw light on the philosophy of decent work...gives a good understanding to the newcomer about the working of Indian IT labour market. It raises important issues of Indian education system...it throws light on issues pertinent to human capital perspective and returns of human capital in IT sector in India...from the point of view of policymakers and IT companies, the study holds great importance...the HR policy makers may be forced to take a look at existing employment hours so as to increase the productivity at the workplace...the study is relevant and throws light on areas not dealt before.

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