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The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations

The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations

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September 2008 | 688 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Over the last two decades, a number of factors have converged to produce a major rethink about the field of Industrial Relations. Globalization, the decline of trade unions, the spread of high performance work systems, and the emergence of a more feminized, flexible work-force have opened new avenues of inquiry. The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations charts these changes and analyzes them. It provides a systematic, comprehensive survey of the field. The book is organized into four interrelated sections:
  • Theorizing Industrial Relations
  • The changing institutions that shape employment practice
  • The processes used by governments, employers, and unions
  • Income inequality, employee wellbeing, business performance, and national comparative advantages
The result is a work of unprecedented scope and unparalleled ambition. It offers a compete guide to the central debates, new developments, and emerging themes in the field. It will quickly be recognized as the indispensable reference for teachers, students and researchers. It is relevant to economists, lawyers, sociologists, business and management researchers, and Industrial Relations specialists.

Edmund Heery, Nick Bacon, Paul Blyton and Jack Fiorito
Introduction: The Field of Industrial Relations
Carola Frege
The History of Industrial Relations as a Field of Study
Peter Ackers and Adrian Wilkinson
Industrial Relations and the Social Sciences
Edmund Heery
System And Change In Industrial Relations Analysis
John W Budd and Devasheesh Bhave
Values, Ideologies, and Frames of Reference in Industrial Relations
William Brown
The Influence of Product Markets on Industrial Relations
Kerstin Hamann and John Kelly
Varieties of Capitalism and Industrial Relations
Stephen Procter
New Forms of Work and the High Performance Paradigm
George Strauss and Keith Whitfield
Changing Traditions in Industrial Relations Research
Jack Fiorito and Paul Jarley
Trade Union Morphology
Peter Boxall
Trade Union Strategy
Franz Traxler
Employer Organizations
Nicolas Bacon
Management Strategy and Industrial Relations
Richard Hyman
The State in Industrial Relations
Simon Deakin and Wanjiru Njoya
The Legal Framework of Employment Relations
Marick F. Masters, Mr Ray Gibney, Ms Iryna Shevchuk and Tom Zagenczyk
The State as Employer
Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick
International Actors and International Regulation
Jean Jenkins and Paul Blyton
Works Councils
Charles Heckscher
The Evolution of Stakeholder Regimes: Beyond Neo-Corporatism
John Godard
Union Formation
Robert J. Flanagan
The Changing Structure of Collective Bargaining
Ann Frost
The High Performance Work Systems Literature in Industrial Relations
Russell D. Lansbury and Nick Wailes
Employee Involvement and Direct Participation
David Lewin
Resolving Conflict
Daniel G. Gallagher
Contingent Work Arrangements
Alex Bryson and John Forth
The Theory and Practice of Pay Setting
Paul Blyton
Working Time and Work-Life Balance
David Guest
Worker Well-Being
Ali Dastmalchian
Industrial Relations Climate
Barbara Pocock
Equality at Work
Gregor Gall and Robert Hebdon
Conflict at Work
Irena Grugulis
Skill Formation
John T. Delaney
Industrial Relations and Business Performance
Richard B. Freeman
Labor Market Institutions around the World

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