Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy
Richard Locke, Thomas Kochan, Michael PioreISBN: 0262620987;
To address contemporary issues, industrial relations as a field of study will have to take an increasingly international and comparative dimension. Accordingly, Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy looks at the critical role employmentrelations play in firm performance and industry competitiveness worldwide. The essays employ a common framework to examine changes in the employment practices of eleven OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Austria, and Japan. They constitute the first phase in a large ongoing project at the Center for Industrial Performance at MIT to update our understanding of comparative industrial relations and human resource policies. The authors, scholars in economics, political science, sociology, industrial relations and law, first identify a representative set of employment practices and then look at the...
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