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Comparative Industrial Relations
An Introduction to Cross-National Perspectives


R. Bean

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ISBN 9780367650759
December 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
274 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1985, Comparative Industrial Relations is a comprehensive introductory text exploring the subject of cross-national comparisons of industrial relations.

The book surveys, integrates and reviews a wealth of literature and research relating to comparative industrial relations structures and procedures. It covers key themes within industrial relations and incorporates material from a wide range of areas, including Western Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia. The considerable variety of differing practices and institutions are highlighted and examined, and extensive analysis and explanation is given to their similarities and differences.

Comparative Industrial Relations provides detailed and varied perspectives on the contemporary state of knowledge within this important field.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1: Introduction: Comparative Approaches; 2: Trade Unions; 3: Employers; 4: Collective Bargaining; 5: The Role of the State; 6: Industrial Conflict and Strikes; 7: Workers' Participation in Decision-Making; 8: Industrial Relations in Multinational Enterprises; 9: Industrial Relations in Developing Countries; 10: An Overview of Comparative Industrial Relations; Bibliography; General Index; Author Index

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