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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. Towards a European Labour Identity

    The Case of the European Works Council

    Edited by Michael Whittall, Herman Knudsen, Fred Huijgen

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Since 1996 a growing number of European employees have access to a European works council (EWC), a transnational employee body designed to complement national forms of labour representation . This volume brings together a hep hive of contributors who present valuable new insights into how employee...

    Published March 8th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Union Recognition

    Organising and Bargaining Outcomes

    Edited by Gregor Gall

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Several thousand new trade union recognition agreements have been signed since 1997, representing a major development within industrial relations in Britain. This has resulted from the interaction of union organizing efforts and the statutory union recognition provisions of the Employment Relations...

    Published September 13th 2005 by Routledge

  3. French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy

    By Nick Parsons

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Examining the traditionally predominant role of the state in shaping employment patterns and social policy in France, French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy analyzes the impact of globalization on French industrial relations. Looking at the changing economic context of industrial...

    Published May 26th 2005 by Routledge

  4. A Comparison of the Trade Union Merger Process in Britain and Germany

    Joining Forces?

    By Jürgen Hoffman, Marcus Kahmann, Jeremy Waddington

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Trade unions in Europe are currently facing a series of challenges that stem from changes to regulatory and production regimes implemented by the state and employers, in order to compete in an increasingly internationalized economy. In response to these challenges, trade union movements have been...

    Published May 19th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Management, Labour Process and Software Development

    Reality Bites

    By Rowena Barrett

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    This revealing book is about software development, the developers themselves, and how their work is organized and managed. The latest original research from Australia, Europe, and the UK is used to examine the differences between the image and reality of work in this industry. Chapters also cover...

    Published January 20th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Human Resource Management in Developing Countries

    Edited by Pawan S. Budhwar, Yaw A. Debrah

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Focusing on HRM developments in thirteen developing countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, this book explores the contextual functions of HR in these countries. In addition, it analyzes the more general issues of HRM in cross-national settings to give readers an understanding of HR that...

    Published July 1st 2004 by Routledge

  7. Employment Relations in Non-Union Firms

    By Tony Dundon, Derek Rollinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    The precise relationship between an employee and employer is often ambiguous within complex organizational boundaries. This book re-evaluates the way employment relations are conceptualized and examines employment conditions in non-union organizations. The authors present a detailed analysis of the...

    Published April 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  8. European Works Councils

    Pessimism of the Intellect Optimism of the Will?

    Edited by Ian Fitzgerald, John Stirling

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    This book covers the key themes related to the introduction, growth development and future of European Works Councils: the European Works Council Directive itself, European Works Council Agreements, Employers' strategies for managing European Works Councils in practice and trade union strategies...

    Published November 20th 2003 by Routledge

  9. New Unions, New Workplaces

    Strategies for Union Revival

    By Andy Danford, Mike Richardson, Martin Upchurch

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    This book makes a major contribution to the debate within the UK and abroad on the reality of workplace unionism in an era of change. Drawing on examples of union renewal, the authors present an historical overview, and compare the UK experience with contrasting international examples. It presents...

    Published November 21st 2002 by Routledge

  10. Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Fiona Colgan, Sue Ledwith

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    The pressures of globalization and diversity are increasingly requiring organizations to rethink their priorities and methods. In this collection, leading researchers examine the debates and developments on gender, diversity and democracy in trade unions in eleven countries.Offering an...

    Published April 11th 2002 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility and Trade Unions: Perspectives across Europe
    Edited by Lutz Preuss, Michael Gold, Chris Rees
    To Be Published October 7th 2014

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