AP Human Geography Chapter 11

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maquiladora
 
factories built by U.S. companies in Mexico near the U.S. border, to take advantage  of...
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Industrial Revolution
 
a series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing...
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bulk-reducing industry
 
an economic activity in which the final product weighs less than the inputs
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bulk-gaining industry
 
an economic activity in which the final product weighs more than the inputs
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break-of-bulk point
 
a location where transfer among transportation modes is possible
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labor-intensive industry
 
an industry for which labor costs make up a high percentage of total expenses
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textiles
 
a fabric made by weaving, used in making clothing
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cottage industry
 
manufacturing based in homes rather than in a factory, commonly found before the Industrial...
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right-to-work laws
 
require a factory to maintain a so-called "open shop" and prohibit a "closed shop"
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new international division of labor
 
transfer of some types of jobs, especially those requiring low-paid, less-skilled workers,...
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outsourcing
 
turning over much of the responsibility for production to independent suppliersF
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Fordist production
 
form of mass production in which each worker is assigned one specific task to perform repeatedly
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post-Fordist production
 
adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to teams that...

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