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.
Work and Labor Relations in the Construction Industry An International Perspective
The Professionalisation of Human Resource Management Personnel, Development, and the Royal Charter
Unions and Employment in a Market Economy Strategy, Influence and Power in Contemporary Britain
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 Bernd Brandl, Bengt Larsson, Alex Lehr, Oscar Molina
July 15, 2022
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 Leon Gooberman, Marco Hauptmeier
May 09, 2022
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 Gregoris Ioannou
August 12, 2021
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 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 ...
By Andrew Brady
March 08, 2019
Due to the sharp declines in trade union density and collective bargaining coverage post-1979, the shift by trade unions towards political action has had significant implications for employment relations regulation in contemporary Britain. Yet, there remains insufficient discussion of the factors ...
By Jürgen Hoffman, Marcus Kahmann, Jeremy Waddington
February 04, 2019
Trade unions in Europe are currently facing a series of challenges that stem from changes to regulatory and production regimes implemented by the state and employers, in order to compete in an increasingly internationalized economy. In response to these challenges, trade union movements have been ...
By Martin Seeliger
January 15, 2019
From the perspective of trade unions, European integration makes it more necessary than ever before to establish common political positions. At the same time, increasing heterogeneity between the member states makes the crafting of such positions more and more difficult. Can, under these ...