1st Edition

Industrial Relations Origins and Patterns of National Diversity

By Michael Poole Copyright 1986
    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    284 Pages
    by Routledge

    This comparative study of industrial relations provides an analysis of a wide range of phenomena, with a view to uncovering the origins of national diversity. It takes into account the notion of strategic choice, set within a series of constraints of environment, organizational and institutional conditions and power relationships.

    The book:
    * Covers a wide range of examples from the UK, USA, France, Germany Italy, Sweden, Eastern Europe, Latin America, India and Japan
    * Includes a comprehensive analysis of management and employers' associations, labour and trades unions
    * Examines the role of the state in comparative perspective

    Part 1: The comparative approach 1. Introduction 2. Comparative frameworks Part 2: The 'actors' in the industrial relations system 3. Managers and employers' associations 4. Labour and trades unions 5. Governments, political parties and the role of the state Part 3: Key themes in comparative industrial relations 6. Industrial conflict 7. Industrial democracy 8. The distribution of economic rewards Part 4: Conclusions 9. Conclusions


    Michael Poole