Aspects of the employment relationship are central to numerous courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Drawing from insights from industrial relations, human resource management and industrial sociology, this series provides an alternative source of research-based materials and texts, reviewing key developments in employment research. Books published in this series are works of high academic merit, drawn from a wide range of academic studies in the social sciences.
Trade Unions and the British Industrial Relations Crisis An Intellectual Biography of Hugh Clegg
Employment Relations and Global Governance The Dialogue between the Global Unions and the IFIs
Employment, Trade Unionism, and Class The Labour Market in Southern Europe since the Crisis
The Professionalisation of Human Resource Management Personnel, Development, and the Royal Charter
By Jens Arnholtz, Bjarke Refslund
June 03, 2024
The book addresses how power and power resources remain important analytically as well as empirically dimensions for analysing contemporary capitalism. It provides a theoretical framework for studying, understanding, and explaining changes in the world of work and how that leads to changes in ...
By Peter Ackers
April 09, 2024
Hugh Clegg was a founding figure of post-war British Industrial Relations, the forerunner of Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, as taught in most Business Schools today. He defined ‘industrial democracy’ as collective bargaining with trade unions, laid the foundations for the ...
By Leon Gooberman, Marco Hauptmeier
January 29, 2024
This book argues that employers’ organizations are resilient organizations that adapt to changing circumstances by developing new practices. Adaptation has been prompted by changing economic and social contexts, including state interventions and union activities. Contexts vary over time, across ...
By Bernd Brandl, Bengt Larsson, Alex Lehr, Oscar Molina
January 29, 2024
Traditional approaches in the wide field of employment relations focused on a small and clearly delineated set of actors, such as trade unions and employers’ organizations, operating within the constraints given by formal, nationally confined institutions. It is becoming increasingly clear that ...
By Yvonne Rueckert
July 07, 2023
Globalisation has created many opportunities for economic development, but it is also associated with rising income inequality and poverty. International crises such as the international financial and economic crisis of 2008, and more recently the global health pandemic, have led to a rise in ...
By Gregoris Ioannou
May 31, 2023
The economic crisis has brought about a watershed in institutional, political, and social relations, reshaping the labour market and the class structure in southern Europe. This book provides a critical comparative assessment of the dynamics of change in the employment field, focusing on Spain, ...
By Dale Belman, Janet Druker, Geoffrey White
August 29, 2022
The need for a skilled, motivated and effective workforce is fundamental to the creation of the built environment across the world. Known in so many places for a tendency to informal and casual working practices, for the sometimes abusive use of migrant labor, for gendered male employment and for a...
By Peter Holland, Chris Brewster
February 04, 2020
Whilst only in the second decade of the 21st century, we have seen significant and fundamental change in the way we work, where we work, how we work and the conditions of work. The continued advancements of (smart) technology and artificial intelligence, globalisation and deregulation can provide a...
By Ruth Elizabeth Slater
November 14, 2019
Evolving economies, the emergence of new technologies and organisational forms are all features of late capitalism. Among this milieu, a marked feature has been the emergence and recognition in society of new occupations. The claim upon a body of knowledge and practice, and a societal domain in ...
By Jens Arnholtz, Nathan Lillie
October 14, 2019
Focusing on posting of workers, where workers employed in one country are send to work in another country, this edited volume is at the nexus of industrial relations and European Union studies. The central aim is to understand how the regulatory regime of worker "posting" is driving institutional ...
By James Grady, Victoria Grady, Patrick McCreesh, Ian Noakes
July 10, 2019
How fast can your organization change? How long does it take to adopt new technology? Do things run the same when you bring in a new leader? How does the culture evolve with new acquisitions? There is an underlying thread in all these questions. Workplace attachment or our instinctual (biological) ...
By Heba F. El-Shazli
June 03, 2019
“We started the 2011 revolution and the rest of Egypt followed,” say Egyptian workers with strong conviction and passion. Egyptian independent workers’ continuous claims of contention and protest repertoires were one of several main factors leading to the January 25, 2011, uprising. After ...