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Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations

Four Volume Set
Edited by:
  • Marian Baird - University of Sydney Business School, Australia, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Rae Cooper - University of Sydney Business School, Australia
  • Bradon Ellem - University of Sydney Business School, Australia, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Russell D Lansbury - Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, Emeritus Professor, Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney, Australia

July 2011 | 1 600 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This major work offers a broad insight into the field of industrial relations, taking into account the economic, political, and social influences and the relative power of capital and labor that shape relations between people at work.

Aided by an international editorial advisory board, the collection takes a broad interdisciplinary approach, which includes the interactions between employers, workers, their collective organizations, and the state.

Key concepts and foundational readings on industrial relations are covered by the first volume, while the second comprises readings on the principal actors in industrial relations. The third volume focuses on industrial relations processes and conflict resolution, leaving the fourth and final volume to deal with outcomes of the industrial relations processes.

The Method of Collective Bargaining

S. Webb and B. Webb
American Shoemakers, 1648-1895: A Sketch of Industrial Evolution

J.R. Commons
An Industrial Relations System

J.T. Dunlop
Industrial Relations: What is Wrong with the System?

A. Flanders
Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century

H. Braverman
Strategic Choice and Industrial Relations Theory

T. Kochan, R.B. McKersie and P. Cappelli
Theory and Industrial Relations

R. Hyman
Feminism Facing Industrial Relations in Britain

J. Wajcman
Reframing Employment Relations: The Case for Neo-Pluralism

P. Ackers
The New Institutionalism, Capitalist Diversity, and Industrial Relations

J. Godard
Orientations to Paid Maternity Leave: Understanding the Australian Debate

M. Baird
Changing Regimes of Workplace Governance: Shifting Axes of Social Mobilization and the Challenge to Industrial Relations Theory

M. Piore and S. Safford
Working Space: Why Incorporating the Geographical is Central to Theorising Work and Employment Practices

A. Herod, A. Rainnie and S. McGrath-Champ
Variegated Capitalism

J. Peck and N. Theodore
Part One: Trade Unions
Individualization of the Employment Relationship and the Implications for Trade Unions

N. Bacon and J. Storey
Union Revitalization Strategies in Comparative Perspective

C.M. Frege and J. Kelly
Can Partnership Reverse The Decline Of British Trade Unions?

M. Terry
Towards Equality and Renewal: Womens Groups, Diversity and Democracy in British Unions

J. Parker
Scaling Labour: Australian Unions and Global Mining

B. Ellem
Part Two: Employers and Employer Associations
Production Supervisors in Britain, Germany and The United States: Back from the Dead Again?

G. Mason
Achieving a New Equilibrium? The Stability of Co-Operative Employer-Union Relationships

S. Oxenbridge and W. Brown
Changing Patterns of Employee Voice: Case Studies from the UK and Republic of Ireland

A. Wilkinson et al
Swedish Engineering Employers: The Search for Industrial Peace in the Absence of Centralised Collective Bargaining

P. Sheldon and L. Thornthwaite
Part Three: The State and Governments
Industrial Relations Theory, the State and Politics

A. Giles
The Australian Waterfront Dispute and Theories of the State

B. Dabscheck
Bargaining, State Regulation and the Trajectories of Industrial Relations

F. Traxler
The Neoliberal State, Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining in Australia

R. Cooper and B. Ellem
Part Four: Work Councils
European Works Councils: Prospects for a New System of European Industrial Relations

T. Schulten
European Works Councils: Identity and the Role of Information and Communication Technology

M. Whittall, H. Knudsen and F. Huigen
Non-Union Employee Representation in Australia: A Case Study of the Suncorp Metway Employee Council Inc. (SMEC)

R. Markey
What do Representatives Think of the Practices of European Works Councils?: Views from Six Countries

J. Waddington
Part Five: New Actors - Community Coalitions
Gender Race and Employment Equality in Britain: Inadequate Strategies and the Role of Industrial Relations Actors

L. Dickens
The Effectiveness and Limits of Labor-Community Coalitions: Evidence from South Florida

B. Nissen
Community Organising and Employee Representation

P. Osterman
Part One: Labour Market and the Regulatory Environment
Globalization, Labour Flexibility and Insecurity: The Era of Market Regulation

G. Standing
EMU and Labor Market Institutions in Europe: The Rise and Fall of National Social Pacts

B. Hancke and M. Rhodes
The Decentralization of Collective Bargaining: A Literature Review and Comparative Analysis

H. Katz
Efficiency and Equity at Work: The Need for Labour Market Regulation in Australia

J. Buchanan and R. Callus
Subcontracting and the Re-Regulation of the Employment Relationship: A Case Study from the Telecommunications Industry

R. MacKenzie
Part Two: Impacts on Institutions
Interests, Institutions and Industrial Relations

N. Wailes, G. Ramia and R.D. Lansbury
Labor Markets, Inequality, and Change: A European Perspective

T.A. Diprete
Embedded Collectivism? Workplace Representation in France and Germany

R. Gumbrell-McCormick
European Works Councils and Flexible Regulation: The Politics of Intervention

M. Martinez Lucio and S. Weston
The Implications of Labour Market Restructuring in Industrialized Societies for Occupational Health and Safety

M. Quinlan
A Comparative Analysis of Developments in Industrial Democracy

M. Poole, R.D. Lansbury and N. Wailes
Part Three: Impacts on Workers
Flexible Firms and Labor Market Segmentation: Effects of Workplace Restructuring on Jobs and Workers

A.L. Kalleberg
Worker Voice, Managerial Response and Labour Productivity: An Empirical Investigation

A. Bryson and A. Charlwood
Reflections on the High Performance Paradigms Implications for Industrial Relations as a Field

J. Godard and J.T. Delaney
Who Benefits from Teams? Comparing Workers, Supervisors, and Managers

R. Batt
Objective vs Subjective Job Insecurity: Consequences of Temporary Work for Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in Four European Countries

H. De Witte and K. Naswall
Workplace Democracy and the Global Financial Crisis

R.D. Lansbury
Hierarchies, Jobs and Bodies: A Theory of Gendered Organizations.

J. Acker
After the Family Wage. Gender Equality and the Welfare State

N. Fraser
Employment after Childbearing: A Survival Analysis

S. Macran, H. Joshi and S. Dex
A Cross-National Analysis of the Wages of Part-Time Workers: Evidence from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia

J.C. Gornick and J.A. Jacobs
Gender Relations and Employment: The Impact of Occupation, Work, Employment and Society

R. Crompton and F. Harris
Low Pay, Labour Market Institutions, Gender and Part-time Work: Cross-National Comparisons

P. Robson et al
Time, Money and the Gender Order: Work Orientations and Working-time Preferences in Britain

C. Fagan
Lifestyle Preferences as Determinants of Women's Differentiated Labour Market Careers

C. Hakim
Trolley Dolly or Skilled Emotion Manager? Moving on from Hochschilds Managed Heart

S.C. Bolton and C. Boyd
Motherhood, Paid Work and Partnering: Values and Theories

S. Duncan et al
Work-life Initiatives and Organizational Change: Overcoming Mixed Messages to Move from the Margin to the Mainstream

E.E. Kossek, S. Lewis and L.B. Hammer
Some Social and Psychological Consequences of the Longwall Method of Coal-Getting: An Examination of the Psychological Situation and Defences of a Work Group in Relation to the Social Structure and Technological Content of the Work System

E. L. Trist and K.W. Bamforth
Flexible Firms and Labour Market Segmentation: Effects of Workplace Restructuring on Jobs and Workers

A.L. Kalleberg
Why has the British National Minimum Wage had Little or no Impact on Employment?

D. Metcalf
Bad Jobs in Britain: Nonstandard Employment and Job Quality

P. McGovern, D. Smeaton and S, Hill
Is Full Employment Still Possible? Transitional Labour Markets as a New Strategy of Labour Market Policy

G. Schmid

'The employment relationship is a pivotal institution within all developed and emerging economies. Industrial Relations (IR) is the academic field dedicated to the analysis of this relationship and the contribution of IR scholarship to understanding the world of paid work is summarised in this superb collection. With volumes on foundational texts, employment actors, processes and outcomes, the editors have assembled a collection that draws upon the full range of IR theory and research. They have done an excellent job in compressing more than a century of scholarship into four volumes. In doing so, they have created what will be a key work of reference for many years to come' - Edmund Heery, Professor of Employment Relations, Cardiff Business School

Marian Baird

Rae Cooper

Bradon Ellem

Russell Lansbury

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