Global Capitalism, Institutions and Precarious Work in Eastern and Western Societies: The Past, the present and the future

The Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) warmly invites you to join guest speaker Professor Arne Kalleberg from the University of North Carolina. 

  • Wed 10 Nov 21

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Online

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  • Event speaker

    Professor Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) Research Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Dr Chaoyuan She

The aim of the Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) research seminar series is to support our world-class research activities in five key area: accounting and global development; capital markets, audits regulation and reporting; publicness and resilience, precarity, exclusion and social justice; and environment, climate change and vulnerability. The seminar series is also expected to promote interdisciplinary research that links the work of the members of the centre with others both within the university and with external institutions. 


The Centre for Accountability and Global Development (CAGD) is as vibrant research hub of Essex Business School that promotes debate and seeks solutions to various issues of global interest.

CAGD adopts an interdisciplinary approach to research focusing on accountability aspects across various societal spheres (i.e. social, business and public governance), in both emerging and advanced economies contexts.

Seminar abstract

The presentation will cover the following points:

• Global Capitalism and Risk Shifting from Employers and Governments to Workers
• Empirical Studies

o Institutional Differences among European Countries in Insecurity and Well-Being

o Institutions and Culture in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia

• Confronting Precarious Work: Politics and Policies

How to attend this seminar

This seminar is free to attend with no need to register in advance.

We welcome you to join this seminar online on Wednesday 10 November at 2pm

We encourage you to share this seminar with your friends, colleagues and classmates.


Speaker bio

Arne L. Kalleberg is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He also holds adjunct appointments in the UNC Department of Public Policy and the Kenan-Flagler Business School, and serves as distinguished research fellow in the Centre for Strategy and Leadership at the Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, Norway.

He has published extensively on topics related to the sociology of work, organizations, occupations and industries, labor markets, and social stratification.

He is the author of Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s–2000s (Russell Sage Foundation 2013) and Precarious Lives: Job Insecurity and Well-Being in Rich Democracies (Polity Press, 2018).

Most recently, he is the co-author of Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia (Stanford University Press, 2022).

He served as the President of the American Sociological Association in 2007-8 and is currently the editor of Social Forces, an International Journal of Social Research.

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