Definition of Global Assembly Line
(noun) A distributed manufacturing process that involves product research and development in rich countries and assemblage in poorer countries, typically using the labor of women and children; international division of labor.
Global Assembly Line Pronunciation
Syllabification: glob·al as·sem·bly line
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈgloʊbəl əˈsɛmbli laɪn/
- British English – /ˈgləʊbəl əˈsɛmbli laɪn/
- Plural: global assembly lines
- Women, particularly in lower classes and castes provide a cheap labor supply working in undesirable or unsafe conditions, making commodities cheaper to produce, even with increased transportation costs.
- Not to be confused with global commodity chain.
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- Word origin of “global” and “assembly” and “line” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “global assembly line.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 15, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/global-assembly-line/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
global assembly line. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/global-assembly-line/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “global assembly line.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 15, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/global-assembly-line/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“global assembly line.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 15 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/global-assembly-line/>.