Thompson, Paul and Parker, Rachel and Cox, Stephen (2015) The digital entertainment industries and beyond. In: Putting Labour in its Place. Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment . Palgrave McMillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137410351 (In Press)
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The chapter draws on research that situates development studios – games and visual effects (VFX) – in the global value chain, concerned with issues of control and value capture faced by small and medium-sized producers of digital entertainment products. In the context of the relevant industries, it shows how mainstream global value chain (GVC) perspectives are unable to deal with asymmetric power relations between capitals and between capital and labour. A preliminary model of value and power dynamics is developed that goes beyond complexity of information exchange, codifiability and competence of the supplier base (cf. Gereffi et al., 2005), in part by incorporating labour power – value inputs, agency and impacts – more fully into the framework. The chapter is, therefore, a contribution both to developing less workplace-centric versions of labour process theory and exploring it compatibility with value chain models that have a more radical intent restored.
|Item type:||Book Section|
|Notes:||Thompson, P., Parker, R., & Cox, S. (2015). The digital entertainment industries and beyond. In K. Newsome, P. Taylor, J. Bair, & A. Rainnie (Eds.), Putting Labour in its Place : Labour Process Analysis and Global Value Chains. (Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.|
|Keywords:||games and visual effects, VFX, global value chain, GVC, power relations and dynamics, value chain models, digital entertainment products, Management. Industrial Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||12 Jan 2015 19:45|
|Last modified:||01 Apr 2017 16:57|