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Global Industrial Relations

1st Edition

Edited by Michael J. Morley, Patrick Gunnigle, David Collings


354 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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Breaking new ground and drawing on contributions from the leading academics in the field, this notable volume focuses specifically on industrial relations. Informative and revealing, the text provides an overview of the industrial relations systems of nine regions (North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and India) and is divided into two distinct sections covering:

  • regional variations in global industrial relations systems
  • contemporary themes in global industrial relations.

Combining both systems and thematic issues, this important new text is invaluable reading for postgraduates and professionals in the fields of human resources management, industrial relations and business and management as well as anyone studying or interested in the issues surrounding global industrial relations.


'This is a book that I would strongly recommend for adoption on any course in international or comparative industrial relations. The particular features which appeal to me are twofold. First, its organizing principles; organizing the chapters by both regional blocks and important, contemporary topics sets it apart from many other edited volumes which have frequently used only one of these principles. And secondly, all the chapters draw extensively on comprehensive, up-to-date research-based evidence. The resulting picture which emerges involves a judicious mixture of international commonalities, regional commonalities, and county specific factors, which make for an engaging read.' - Phillip Beaumont, University of Glasgow, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Regional Variations in Global Industrial Relations Systems 1. Industrial Relations in North America 2. Industrial Relations in Latin America 3. Industrial Relations in Western Europe 4. Industrial Relations in Eastern Europe 5. Industrial Relations in the Middle East 6. Industrial Relations in Australia and New Zealand 7. Industrial Relations in Asia 8. Industrial Relations in the Indian Subcontinent 9. Industrial Relations in Africa Part 2: Contemporary Themes in Global Industrial Relations 10. International Trends in Unionization 11. International Labour Standards 12. International Collective Bargaining 13. International Conflict: A Comparative Analysis of Strike Trends 14. The Juridification of Industrial Relations 15. Multinationals, Globalization and Industrial Relations

About the Originator

About the Series

Global HRM

Edited and authored by the best and most well known researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. To be used individually or together, these books cover the main bases of the area, including titles on global alliances, corporations, leadership, legal systems, staffing and compensation systems.

The series is organized into three strands: the first reflects general issues of global HRM; the second more specific HR functions in a global context; and the third, comparative human resource management.

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this is a groundbreaking new series that answers a real need for serious textbooks on global HRM.


Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors, and Profesors Schuler, Jackson, and Sparrow wish to dedicate the series to his memory.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General