factories built by us companies in mexico near the us border, to take advantage of much lower labor costs in mexico
collective invention of hundreds of mechanical devices, a large percentage of which were developed in the UK
involve transporting materials to and from a factory
result from the unique characteristics of a location.
an economic activity in which the final product weighs less than ints inputs
location where transfer among transportation modes is possible
one in which wagesand other compensation paid to employees constitute a high percentage of expenses
manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found before the industrial revolution
requires a factory to maintain an open shop and prohibits a closed shop.
company and a union agree that everyone must join a union to work in the factory
new international division of labor
selective transfer of some jobs to ldcs
mass production, where factories assign each worker to one specific task to perform repeatedly.