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Routledge Research in Employment Relations


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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.

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Unions and Employment in a Market Economy Strategy, Influence and Power in Contemporary Britain

Unions and Employment in a Market Economy: Strategy, Influence and Power in Contemporary Britain

1st Edition

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 ...

A Comparison of the Trade Union Merger Process in Britain and Germany Joining Forces?

A Comparison of the Trade Union Merger Process in Britain and Germany: Joining Forces?

1st Edition

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 ...

Trade Unions in the Course of European Integration The Social Construction of Organized Interests

Trade Unions in the Course of European Integration: The Social Construction of Organized Interests

1st Edition

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 ...

The Gender Pay Gap and Social Partnership in Europe Findings from

The Gender Pay Gap and Social Partnership in Europe: Findings from "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap"

1st Edition

Edited By Hazel Conley, Donata Gottardi, Geraldine Healy, Barbara Mikołajczyk, Marco Peruzzi
December 19, 2018

The gender pay gap (GPG) exists in every European country, but it varies considerably, even in EU member states covered by the same legal principles on pay equality. Part of the variation can be explained by different patterns of social partnership. With current policy pressure to ...

Employment Relations in Non-Union Firms

Employment Relations in Non-Union Firms

1st Edition

By Tony Dundon, Derek Rollinson
August 10, 2018

The precise relationship between an employee and employer is often ambiguous within complex organizational boundaries. This book re-evaluates the way employment relations are conceptualized and examines employment conditions in non-union organizations. The authors present a detailed analysis of the...

The Transformation of Employment Relations in Europe Institutions and Outcomes in the Age of Globalization

The Transformation of Employment Relations in Europe: Institutions and Outcomes in the Age of Globalization

1st Edition

Edited By Jim Arrowsmith, Valeria Pulignano
August 07, 2018

Since the 1980s, the process of European economic integration, within a wider context of globalization, has accelerated employment change and placed a new premium on ‘flexible’ forms of work organization. The institutions of employment relations, specifically those concerning collective bargaining ...

Voice and Involvement at Work Experience with Non-Union Representation

Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation

1st Edition

Edited By Paul J. Gollan, Bruce E. Kaufman, Daphne Taras, Adrian Wilkinson
August 07, 2018

In the last decade, nonunion employee representation (NER) has become a much discussed topic in the fields of human resource management, employment relations, and employment/labor law. This book examines the purpose, structure, and performance of various types of employee representation bodies ...

Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond

Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Suzan Lewis, Deirdre Anderson, Clare Lyonette, Nicola Payne, Stephen Wood
August 07, 2018

This book reflects the enormous interest in work-life balance and current pressing concerns about the impacts of austerity more broadly. It draws on contemporary research and practitioner experiences to explore how work-life balance and related workplace and social policy fare in turbulent economic...

Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace A Comparative Study of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia

Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace: A Comparative Study of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia

1st Edition

By Emile Chidiac
June 18, 2018

Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace discusses the strategic management of ethnic and cultural diversity by taking particular examples from Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom and the United States of America, in order to determine the salient benefits that organisations could ...

Board Level Employee Representation in Europe Priorities, Power and Articulation

Board Level Employee Representation in Europe: Priorities, Power and Articulation

1st Edition

By Jeremy Waddington, Aline Conchon
June 08, 2018

Board Level Employee Representation in Europe analyses the role, activities and networking of board level employee representatives in sixteen European countries and their counterparts operating in companies that have adopted European status. Board level employee representation is viewed as a key ...

Employment Relations under Coalition Government The UK Experience, 2010-2015

Employment Relations under Coalition Government: The UK Experience, 2010-2015

1st Edition

Edited By Steve Williams, Peter Scott
June 08, 2018

Drawing on a wide range of up-to-date research, Employment Relations under Coalition Government critically examines developments in UK employment relations during the period of Conservative-Liberal Democrat government between 2010 and 2015, against the background of the 2007-08 financial crisis, ...

Financial Services Partnerships Labor-Management Dynamics

Financial Services Partnerships: Labor-Management Dynamics

1st Edition

By Peter Samuel
June 08, 2018

The purpose of this book is to evaluate the debate on partnership, using original research data. Samuel provides a novel categorisation with which to synthesise and clarify a highly diverse literature on labour-management partnership, thus helping to refine the contemporary partnership ...

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