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Routledge Research in Employment Relations

Series Editor: Edmund Heery, Richard Delbridge

Aspects of the employment relationship are central to numerous courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Drawing from insights from industrial relations, human resource management and industrial sociology, this series provides an alternative source of research-based materials and texts, reviewing key developments in employment research. Books published in this series are works of high academic merit, drawn from a wide range of academic studies in the social sciences.

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1-10 of 32 results in Routledge Research in Employment Relations
  1. Human Resource Management in the Hotel Industry

    Strategy, Innovation and Performance

    By Kim Hoque

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Over the last decade, human resource management has come to be viewed as the dominant paradigm within which analyses of the world of work have been located. This volume examines the nature and assesses the impact of HRM within a highly under-researched division of the service sector, namely the UK...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Foucault, Governmentality, and Organization

    Inside the Factory of the Future

    By Alan McKinlay, Philip Taylor

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    This book traces how abstract managerial ideas about maximizing production flexibility and employee freedom were translated into concrete, day-to-day practices at the Motorola plant in East Kilbride, UK. Using eyewitness accounts, the book describes how employees dealt with the increased freedom...

    Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Financial Services Partnerships

    Labor-Management Dynamics

    By Peter Samuel

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    The purpose of this book is to evaluate the debate on partnership, using original research data. Samuel provides a novel categorisation with which to synthesise and clarify a highly diverse literature on labour-management partnership, thus helping to refine the contemporary partnership...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Transformation of Employment Relations in Europe

    Institutions and Outcomes in the Age of Globalization

    Edited by Jim Arrowsmith, Valeria Pulignano

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Since the 1980s, the process of European economic integration, within a wider context of globalization, has accelerated employment change and placed a new premium on ‘flexible’ forms of work organization. The institutions of employment relations, specifically those concerning collective bargaining...

    Published June 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Minimum Wages, Pay Equity, and Comparative Industrial Relations

    By Damian Grimshaw

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    With growing concern about the conditions facing low wage workers and new challenges to traditional forms of labor market protection, this book offers a timely analysis of the purpose and effectiveness of minimum wages in different European countries. Building on original industry case studies, the...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Leadership in Unions

    By Gill Kirton, Geraldine Healy

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Reflecting the increased attention to gender and women in the field of employment relations, there is now a growing international literature on women and trade unions. The interest in women as trade unionists arises partly from the fact that women comprise 40 percent of trade union membership in...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Gendering and Diversifying Trade Union Leadership

    Edited by Sue Ledwith, Lise Lotte Hansen

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Examining the experiences of leadership among trade unionists in a range of unions and labor movements around the world, this volume addresses perspectives of women and men from a range of identities such as race/ethnicity, sexuality, and age. It analyses existing models of leadership in various...

    Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Partnership and Modernisation in Employment Relations

    Edited by Miguel Martinez Lucio, Mark Stuart

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    This collection examines the significance of partnership-based approaches to the modernization of employment relations. Drawing from the work of leading researchers the contemporary interest in partnership is situated within an historical, political and practical context. Particular attention is...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Men, Wage Work and Family

    Edited by Paula McDonald, Emma Jeanes

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    In the last two decades there has been a plethora of research on a range of subjects collectively and rhetorically known as ‘work-life balance’. The bulk of this research, which spans disciplines including feminist sociology, industrial relations and management, has focused on the significant...

    Published May 20th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Trade Unions and Workplace Training

    Issues and International Perspectives

    Edited by Richard Cooney, Mark Stuart

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Trade Unions and Workplace Training examines the changing role of trade unions in the provision of vocational education, workplace training and skill development. It reflects upon: the role that unions have played in the reform of vocational education and training systems; the nature of union...

    Published April 17th 2012 by Routledge