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Work and employment in Europe : a new convergence? /
edited by Peter Cressey and Bryn Jones.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
description
viii, 264 p. : ill.
ISBN
0415125324
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
isbn
0415125324
catalogue key
1625643
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Europe's work force is subject to a dual convergence process from the trans-national spread of new management practices and from the political force of the European union. Trade union rights, hours of work, working practices and training provisions are all being subjected to these twin pressures.Work and Employment in Europeassesses both the convergent and divergent developments taking place at both pan-Europena and cross-national levels. Comparisons of British and French retailing, German and Italian manufacturing jobs, German and British youth training schemes, and small business strategies of Britain, France and Italy show simulaneous elements of convergence and national specifity. Studies of Scandanavia and Hungary, both still on the EC's periphery, demonstrate the continuing strenght of national instutions and traditions in countries seeking eventual inclusion in the EC.
Main Description
Europe's work force is subject to a dual convergence process: from the transnational spread of new management practices and from the political force of European union. Trade union rights, hours of work, working practices and training provisions are all being subjected to these twin pressures. Work and Employment in Europe assesses both the convergent and divergent developments taking place at both pan-European and cross-national levels. Comparisons of British and French retailing, German and Italian manufacturing jobs, German and British youth training schemes, and small business strategies of Britain, France and Italy show simultaneous elements of convergence and national specifity.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Convergence And/Or Societal Effect for the Europe of the Future?p. 28
Maastricht and the Governance of Labour Marketsp. 41
The Future of Employee Relations Within European Enterprisesp. 69
Euro-Unionism and the Great Auctionp. 92
Commonalities and Divergences in Smallfirm Competitive Strategiesp. 121
New Production Concepts in Germany and Italyp. 143
Patterns of Working Hours in Large-Scale Grocery Retailing in Britain and Francep. 159
How Young People Are Marginalised in English and German Labour Marketsp. 190
Hungary's Employment System on the Way to a Market Economyp. 211
Workers' Rights and European Integrationp. 229
Indexp. 255
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