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DIVISION, Eng. law. A particular and ascertained part of a county. In Lincolnshire, division means what riding does in Yorkshire.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Rather, it is the suffocating practical circularity of the prevailing social division of labor. For the latter assigns to labor itself the key role in sustaining the social metabolism, structurally constraining labor thereby with regard to its feasible margin of emancipatory and self-emancipatory action.
In this context, the present paper shows the importance of the initiation of division of labor that highlights a firm targeting larger volume of output that permits the sub-division of the business into many specialized sub-tasks.
The bargaining team members work different shifts and thus can not meet to devise a position to negotiate with the city instead of taking complaints to an agency such as the Division of Labor Relations, he said.
Countries which see themselves as losers in the globalization process will resort to short-term isolation measures that endanger both the progress already made and further progress in the global division of labor.
Well, it's true that the advantages of the division of labor should not be lightly dismissed.
Thus far, we are on the familiar terrain of Edward Said's Orientalism.(9) The resulting intellectual division of labor laid out a historiographical landscape marked by a series of binary categories (themselves derivative of the orientalist gaze): colonizer/colonized, European/non-European, male/female, colonialist/nationalist and collaborator/resister.
First, they assumed that efficiency requires not simply the division of tasks (the technical division of labor) but also the assignment of those tasks to individual persons (the social division of labor).
The traditional division of labor in industry is obsolete; to deliver better products at lower cost in less time requires that we change the way we do work.
There are also theories of firms that highlight the specificity of 'human capital' at the level of firms, which is based on the sophisticated production structure (division of labor) that leads to resource heterogeneity and complexities (and uncertainty)--reflecting absence of universal markets.

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