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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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Power at Work How Employees Reproduce the Corporate Machine

Power at Work: How Employees Reproduce the Corporate Machine

1st Edition

By Darren McCabe
July 09, 2009

Providing detailed insights into working life, McCabe, a well known author in the fields of organization studies, labour process theory and critical management studies offers a distinctive approach to innovation in the work place. In this ethnography of a major US bank he argues that many ...

French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy

French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy

1st Edition

By Nick Parsons
July 19, 2005

Examining the traditionally predominant role of the state in shaping employment patterns and social policy in France, French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy analyzes the impact of globalization on French industrial relations. Looking at the changing economic context of industrial ...

Towards a European Labour Identity The Case of the European Works Council

Towards a European Labour Identity: The Case of the European Works Council

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Whittall, Herman Knudsen, Fred Huijgen
April 24, 2007

Since 1996 a growing number of European employees have access to a European works council (EWC), a transnational employee body designed to complement national forms of labour representation . This volume brings together a hep hive of contributors who present valuable new insights into how employee ...

Union Recognition Organising and Bargaining Outcomes

Union Recognition: Organising and Bargaining Outcomes

1st Edition

Edited By Gregor Gall
November 07, 2005

Several thousand new trade union recognition agreements have been signed since 1997, representing a major development within industrial relations in Britain. This has resulted from the interaction of union organizing efforts and the statutory union recognition provisions of the Employment Relations...

Management, Labour Process and Software Development Reality Bites

Management, Labour Process and Software Development: Reality Bites

1st Edition

By Rowena Barrett
May 19, 2005

This revealing book is about software development, the developers themselves, and how their work is organized and managed. The latest original research from Australia, Europe, and the UK is used to examine the differences between the image and reality of work in this industry. Chapters also cover ...

Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions International Perspectives

Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Fiona Colgan, Sue Ledwith
June 07, 2002

The pressures of globalization and diversity are increasingly requiring organizations to rethink their priorities and methods. In this collection, leading researchers examine the debates and developments on gender, diversity and democracy in trade unions in eleven countries.Offering an ...

New Unions, New Workplaces Strategies for Union Revival

New Unions, New Workplaces: Strategies for Union Revival

1st Edition

By Andy Danford, Mike Richardson, Martin Upchurch
February 28, 2003

This book makes a major contribution to the debate within the UK and abroad on the reality of workplace unionism in an era of change. Drawing on examples of union renewal, the authors present an historical overview, and compare the UK experience with contrasting international examples. It presents ...

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