First published in 1989, this book presents a unique comparative perspective on the relationship between technological change and human resource management. Following a detailed introduction, chapters deal with a variety of issues, including managing change, industrial democracy and employee involvement, gender and structural change. International and well-renowned authors provide an authoritative analysis, which will be of particular interest to students of Business and Management, organisational and technological change, Economics and Sociology.
List of Figures; List of Tables; Contributors; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Part I: Introduction 1. Technological Change, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Russell D. Lansbury and Greg J. Bamber; Part II: From Industrial Relations Towards Human Resource Management 2. Technological Change: American Unions and Employers in a New Era Everett M. Kassalow 3. Collective Bargaining and New Technology: Some Preliminary Propositions Thomas A. Kochan and Boaz Tamir; Part III: Towards Industrial Democracy and Employee Involvement 4. Co-determination and Technological Change in the German Automobile Industry Greg J. Bamber and Russell D. Lansbury 5. Worker Participation in Decisions on Technological Change in Australia Edward M. Davis and Russell D. Lansbury 6. Employee Involvement and Worker Perceptions of New Technology in North America Anil Verma and Wilfred Zerbe 7. Technological Participation: Options and Constraints in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Peter Cressey and Vittorio Di Martino; Part IV: Managing Change and the Socio-Technical Approach 8. Social Factors in the Introduction of New Technology: A Scandinavian Case Study Gert Graversen 9. Human Resource Management and the Socio-Technical Approach Frank Heller; Part V: Gender, Structural Change, Skills and Labour Market Segmentation 10. Technological Change and Women Workers Rose Marie Greve 11. New Technology, Economic Progress and Employment in Sweden Anders Bäckström 12. New Technologies: Skills ‘Mismatch’ and the Challenges Ahead Hedva Sarfati and Margaret Cove; Appendix: Model Technology Agreement; Index
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