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The SAGE handbook of industrial relations [electronic resource] /
edited by Paul Blyton ... [et al.].
imprint
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2008.
description
xvii, 670 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1412911540, 9781412911542
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Book
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imprint
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2008.
isbn
1412911540
9781412911542
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction: The field of industrial relations / Edmund Heery ... [et al.] -- Perspectives and approaches -- The actors in industrial relations -- Industrial relations processes -- Industrial relations outcomes.
catalogue key
8424756
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2009-05-01:
This handbook surveys the field of industrial relations (IR) as it currently exists. Comprehensive in scope, it features contributions from experts who address various topics pertinent to IR. The historical origins of the field encompassed a broad spectrum of workplace issues and incorporated emerging disciplines such as economics, psychology, law, politics, and trade unionism. Gradually, IR came to focus more narrowly on collective bargaining activities, and with the decline of organized labor over the past three decades, interest in the field has dwindled. This volume, edited by UK and US academics, seeks to reclaim the status of IR as the scholarly foundation of employment relations, which entails all economic activity involving the exercise of authority over labor in exchange for a wage. Toward that end, the collection is organized around four themes: perspectives and approaches, actors, processes, and outcomes. Each category features original essays aimed at explaining and developing the particular subject matter. Thus, for example, Richard Hyman offers a sophisticated account of the role of the state as an IR actor and argues for a dynamic, fluid, and global perspective. Overall, a useful introduction to the contemporary study of IR. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional audiences. R. L. Hogler Colorado State University
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This handbook is an indispensable teaching, research and reference guide for anyone interested in issues of labour and employment. The editors have assembled a top-flight group of authors and the end-product is an encompassing state-of-the-art review of the industrial relations field' - Professor Bruce E Kaufman, AYSPS, Georgia State University'This Handbook will quickly become the standard reference in industrial relations research. It provides the most comprehensive and challenging presentation of the key theoretical debates and topics of research that will shape our field well into the 21st century. All who wish to contribute to this field will need to read this volume and then build on what these authors have to say' - Professor Thomas A. Kochan, MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research'This authoritative panorama of the field demonstrates the contemporary vitality, breadth and critical depth of industrial relations scholarship and research. Thirty-four stimulating essays, by an international blend of leading academics, expertly review the analytical and empirical state of play across all aspects of industrial relations enquiry. In doing so, a rich agenda for further scholarly endeavour emerges' - Paul Marginson, University of Warwick
This handbook is an indispensable teaching, research and reference guide for anyone interested in issues of labour and employment. The editors have assembled a top-flight group of authors and the end-product is an encompassing state-of-the-art review of the industrial relations field' - Professor Bruce E Kaufman, AYSPS, Georgia State University 'This Handbook will quickly become the standard reference in industrial relations research. It provides the most comprehensive and challenging presentation of the key theoretical debates and topics of research that will shape our field well into the 21st century. All who wish to contribute to this field will need to read this volume and then build on what these authors have to say' - Professor Thomas A. Kochan, MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research 'This authoritative panorama of the field demonstrates the contemporary vitality, breadth and critical depth of industrial relations scholarship and research. Thirty-four stimulating essays, by an international blend of leading academics, expertly review the analytical and empirical state of play across all aspects of industrial relations enquiry. In doing so, a rich agenda for further scholarly endeavour emerges' - Paul Marginson, University of Warwick
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Summaries
Main Description
Over the last two decades there has been 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 diverse, flexible work-force have opened new avenues of inquiry. This Handbook charts these changes and analyses them in a work of unprecedented scope and ambition.
Main Description
The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations provides a systematic, comprehensive survey of the field. 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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title 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 inquality, employee well-being, business performance and national comparative advantages.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Field of Industrial Relations
Perspectives and Approaches
The History of Industrial Relations as a Field of Study
Industrial Relations and the Social Sciences
System And Change In Industrial Relations Analysis
Values, Ideologies, and Frames of Reference in Industrial Relations
The Influence of Product Markets on Industrial Relations
Varieties of Capitalism and Industrial Relations
New Forms of Work and the High Performance Paradigm
Changing Traditions in Industrial Relations Research
The Actors in Industrial Relations
Trade Union Morphology
Trade Union Strategy
Employer Organizations
Management Strategy and Industrial Relations
The State in Industrial Relations
The Legal Framework of Employment Relations
The State as Employer
International Actors and International Regulation
Works Councils
The Evolution of Stakeholder Regimes: Beyond Neo-Corporatism
Industrial Relations Processes
Union Formation
The Changing Structure of Collective Bargaining
The High Performance Work Systems Literature in Industrial Relations
Employee Involvement and Direct Participation
Resolving Conflict
Industrial Relations Outcomes
Contingent Work Arrangements
The Theory and Practice of Pay Setting
Working Time and Work-Life Balance
Worker Well-Being
Industrial Relations Climate
Equality at Work
Conflict at Work
Skill Formation
Industrial Relations and Business Performance
Labor Market Institutions around the World
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