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Global Industrial Relations : Routledge Global Human Resource Management - Michael J. Morley

Global Industrial Relations

Routledge Global Human Resource Management

By: Michael J. Morley (Editor), Patrick Gunnigle (Editor), David G. Collings (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd June 2006
ISBN: 9780415329477
Number Of Pages: 354

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Breaking new ground and drawing on contributions from the leading academics in the field, this notable volume focuses specifically on industrial relations. Informative and revealing, the text provides an overview of the industrial relations systems of nine regions (North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and India) and is divided into two distinct sections covering:

  • regional variations in global industrial relations systems
  • contemporary themes in global industrial relations.

Combining both systems and thematic issues, this important new text is invaluable reading for postgraduates and professionals in the fields of human resources management, industrial relations and business and management as well as anyone studying or interested in the issues surrounding global industrial relations.

'This is a book that I would strongly recommend for adoption on any course in international or comparative industrial relations. The particular features which appeal to me are twofold. First, its organizing principles; organizing the chapters by both regional blocks and important, contemporary topics sets it apart from many other edited volumes which have frequently used only one of these principles. And secondly, all the chapters draw extensively on comprehensive, up-to-date research-based evidence. The resulting picture which emerges involves a judicious mixture of international commonalities, regional commonalities, and county specific factors, which make for an engaging read.' - Phillip Beaumont, University of Glasgow, UK

List of illustrationsp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Regional variations in global industrial relationsp. 23
Industrial relations in the United States and Canadap. 25
Industrial relations in Latin Americap. 53
Industrial relations in Western Europep. 71
Industrial relations in Central and Eastern Europep. 86
Industrial relations in the Middle Eastp. 106
Industrial relations in Australia and New Zealand: the path from conciliation and arbitrationp. 124
Industrial relations in Asia: old regimes and new ordersp. 146
Industrial relations in Africap. 178
Industrial relations in Indiap. 199
Contemporary developments in global industrial relationsp. 219
International trends in unionizationp. 221
International labour standardsp. 239
International collective bargainingp. 254
Contemporary strike trends since 1980: peering through the wrong end of a telescopep. 273
The juridification of industrial relations: the role of labour law in a globalised economyp. 292
Multinationals, globalisation, and industrial relationsp. 326
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780415329477
ISBN-10: 0415329477
Series: Routledge Global Human Resource Management
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 2nd June 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 17.27  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1