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Industrial Relations

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by John Kelly


1,936 pages

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Hardback: 9780415229869
pub: 2001-09-27

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Until recently, the study of industrial relations centred around trade unions, collective bargaining and strikes - often in the manufacturing industry. Union decline and de-industrialization in the advanced capitalist world have raised major issues about the relevance of this focus. As a result, there is growing interest in alternative forms of worker representation, often in conjunction with Human Resource Management. Union decline is by no means universal, however, even in Europe, and there are regions of the world (South East Asia, some African countries and parts of Latin America) where unions are powerful and growing organisations.

This set captures the complexity of the field of industrial relations globally, as well as the continuing relevance of competing theoretical approaches to the subject. The selection covers neglected topics such as feminism, debates about post-modernism and the links between labour movements and politics. It combines classical texts with the latest controversies.

The set covers:

* approaches, industrial relations systems and context

* trade unions: goals and forms, decline and growth

* employers and multinational corporations

* the state

* worker representation: collective bargaining and beyond

* conflict and cooperation

* looking to the future

* Selections focusing on the UK, USA, Germany, Eastern Europe, Japan and Africa.

There is a detailed index and new introduction to guide the reader through this complex field.

Table of Contents

Volume One: Approaches to Industrial Relations and Trends in National Systems

Part 1: Approaches to the Field of Industrial Relations

Part 2: Changing National Systems of Industrial Relations

Volume Two: Labour Markets, Labour Process and Trade Unionism

Part 3: Trends in Employment, Work and Pay

Part 4: Trade Unions

Volume Three: Employers and the State

Part 5: Employers and Multinational Corporations

Part 6: The State

Volume Four: Worker Representation and Labour-Management Relations

Part 7: Worker Representation: Collective Bargaining and Beyond?

Part 8: Industrial Conflict

Volume Five: Labour-Management Co-operation and the Future of Industrial Relations

Part 9: Labour-Management and Co-operation

Part 10: Looking to the Future

About the Series

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

Global Business is changing at an ever-faster rate. This has been paralleled by an unprecedented growth of activity at undergraduate and graduate levels of study. Covering the key disciplines within business and management studies, this series makes available collections of the most important literature within the field. Each set has a strong international focus and is supplemented with a substantial introduction and thorough index.

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