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Foreign direct investment and quality of employment in the tourist sector: assessing the quality of FDI in the Fiji Islands using Sen’s capability approach

Naidu, Vijay and St John-Ives, E. (2007) Foreign direct investment and quality of employment in the tourist sector: assessing the quality of FDI in the Fiji Islands using Sen’s capability approach. The Asia-Pacific Economic Journal, 4 (2). pp. 171-194. ISSN 1354-7860

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Abstract

Using the notions of people centred development and Sen's capability approach (CA), this paper discusses the extent to which FDI in resort tourism contributes to worker well-being. This paper argues for the need to go beyond employment statistics in tourism linked to increases in FDI to ask questions about the quality of the employment generated. Based on the analysis of information gathered from primary research amongst employees of six foreign-owned resorts, the paper maintains that here is considerable scope for improving employment conditions to enhance the function's of workers and thereby contribute to enhancing their well-being -- the hall mark of people centred development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 26 May 2007 11:49
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 14:19
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/573
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