International and Comparative Employment Relations
Global Crises and Institutional Responses
- Greg J. Bamber - Professor, International Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Australia
- Fang Lee Cooke - Professor of Human Resource Management and Asia Studies, Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Australia
- Virginia Doellgast - Cornell University, USA
- Chris F Wright - Associate Professor & Co-Director of the Sydney Employment Relations Research Group, University of Sydney, Australia
Chapters cover the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan, South Korea, China, India and South Africa.
Experts examine the context of employment relations in each country: economic, historical, legal, social and political. They consider the roles of the major players and outline the various processes of employment relations, including collective bargaining and arbitration, consultation and employee involvement.
The seventh edition has been thoroughly updated with new examples and discussion questions to engage students and encourage critical thinking. A revamped set of online resources includes PowerPoint slides for lecturers to use in their teaching, as well as useful web links to enhance learning.
- PowerPoint Slides
The new edition of this widely admired text analyses systematically the rapidly changing world of employment relations in a range of countries. It places similarities and differences in a powerful framework embracing global and national forces and the strategies and choices of governments, employers and workers.
This new edition provides an excellent, up-to-date entry point into the study of international and comparative employment relations. Readers will benefit greatly from its geographic coverage and conceptual insights.
By virtue of a veritable who’s who of international experts authoring the country chapters, a review of the central theoretical debates in the field that is comprehensive and sophisticated, and attention to key challenges facing employment relations, including timely discussions of climate change and global public health crises, this volume is the best compendium of employment relations scholarship available.
This comprehensive book has long been essential for the study of comparative employment relations. The new edition brings the coverage right up to date, with a focus for example on the crucial issue of COVID-19 and the world of work.’ (Richard Hyman, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) ‘The most enduring and valuable book in the field of international and comparative employment relations in the last 30 years, the seventh edition covers advanced and emerging economies with insightful theoretical implications from a comparative perspective.
The 7th edition of the book builds on, and extends, the contributions of the earlier versions in a unique manner. This is a comparative and international book that is an important reference point for any scholar or student in the subject. It continues to broaden both the intellectual and empirical horizons of the subject allowing us to appreciate the nuances and differences – but also curious similarities – of different systems and national contexts. It is a significant reference point.
The 7th edition of this established book is a gem: with an ever-stronger and more diverse team of contributors, it combines the rigorous analytical clarity of the previous editions with new perspectives and insights on the recent trends of precarious work, transnational economic, technological and environmental forces, and new forms of employer and employee activism.
This new edition has grown in stature and sophistication. It demonstrates why an understanding of better work and the institutions that help to achieve it are so important, for those in the world of work and those preparing to enter it.
This classic book is an invaluable source of knowledge and inspiration for everyone – scholars, students and practitioners – interested in international and comparative perspectives on employment relations. The book offers important analysis of a multitude of national systems, as well as a discussion on current challenges facing the world of work, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
This comprehensive book has long been essential for the study of comparative employment relations. The new edition brings the coverage right up to date, with a focus for example on the crucial issue of COVID-19 and the world of work.
This new edition of a highly praised book is commended for its timely analysis of the impact of globalisation on national industrial relations.