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International and Comparative Employment Relations
Global Crises and Institutional Responses

Seventh Edition
Edited by:
  • Greg J. Bamber - Monash University, Australia
  • Fang Lee Cooke - Professor & Associate Dean, Monash Business School, Australia; Department of Management & International Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Monash University, Australia
  • Virginia Doellgast - Associate Professor of Comparative Employment Relations, Industrial & Labor Relations School, Cornell University, USA
  • Chris F Wright - Associate Professor & Co-Director of the Sydney Employment Relations Research Group, The University of Sydney, Australia; President, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & New Zealand
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March 2021 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Established as the standard reference for a worldwide readership of students, scholars and practitioners in international agencies, governments, companies and unions, this text offers a systematic overview of international employment relations. 

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. 
Foreword Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization

 
Chris F. Wright, Greg J. Bamber, Virginia Doellgast & Fang Lee Cooke
Chapter 1 Introduction: Internationally Comparative Approaches to Studying Employment Relations
Stewart Johnstone & Tony Dobbins
Chapter 2 Employment Relations in the United Kingdom
Harry C. Katz & Alexander J.S. Colvin
Chapter 3 Employment Relations in the United States
Scott Walsworth, Sean O’Brady & Daphne G. Taras
Chapter 4 Employment Relations in Canada
Chris F. Wright & Sarah Kaine
Chapter 5 Employment Relations in Australia
Lisa Dorigatti & Roberto Pedersini
Chapter 6 Employment Relations in Italy
Élodie Béthoux & Patrice Laroche
Chapter 7 Employment Relations in France
Berndt K. Keller & Anja Kirsch
Chapter 8 Employment Relations in Germany
Søren Kaj Andersen, Nana Wesley Hansen, Jørgen Steen Madsen & Jesper Due
Chapter 9 Employment Relations in Denmark
Katsuyuki Kubo & Kazuya Ogura
Chapter 10 Employment Relations in Japan
Byoung-Hoon Lee
Chapter 11 Employment Relations in South Korea
Fang Lee Cooke
Chapter 12 Employment Relations in China
Ernesto Noronha & Premilla D’Cruz
Chapter 13 Employment Relations in India
Johann Maree, Gilton Klerck & Asanda-Jonas Benya
Chapter 14 Employment Relations in South Africa
Virginia Doellgast, Chris F. Wright, Fang Lee Cooke & Greg J. Bamber
Chapter 15 Conclusions: Globalisation, Crises and Institutional Responses

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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.

Paul Edwards
University of Birmingham, UK

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.

Michele Ford
University of Sydney, Australia

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.

Chris Howell
Oberlin College, USA

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.

Dong-One Kim
Korea University; former president, International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA)

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.

Miguel Martínez Lucio
University of Manchester, UK

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.

Guglielmo Meardi
Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy

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.

Gregor Murray
Université de Montréal, Canada

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.

Mia Rönnmar
Lund University, Sweden; president, International Labour & Employment Relations Association (ILERA)

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; founding editor of the European Journal of Industrial Relations

This new edition of a highly praised book is commended for its timely analysis of the impact of globalisation on national industrial relations.

Janice Bellace
University of Pennsylvania, USA; former president, International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA)

Greg J. Bamber

Greg J. Bamber is a British-Australian academic, researcher and writer. He is Professor, Department of Management and Director, International Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He was educated at University (U) of Manchester, London School of Economics and Heriot-Watt U, Edinburgh.  In his early career, he worked on research projects based at Imperial College, London; Oxford; and Warwick, at the UK Government’s former Commission on Industrial Relations and as an arbitrator with the Advisory, Conciliation and... More About Author

Fang Lee Cooke

Fang Lee Cooke is Professor of HRM and Asia Studies, Monash Business School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests are in the area of strategic HRM, knowledge management and innovation, outsourcing, international HRM, diversity and inclusion management, employment relations, migrant studies, HRM in the healthcare sector, digitalisation and implications for employment and HRM; and low carbon growth and future of work. Fang Lee Cooke’s recent research projects examine some of these tensions, challenges and implications for various key stakeholders such as the state, employers’ associations, unions, workers... More About Author

Virginia Doellgast

Virginia Doellgast is Associate Professor of Comparative Employment Relations at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR School). Her research focuses on the political economy of work and employment; particularly the impact of labour unions and labour market institutions on economic inequality, job quality, and precarity. Her publications include Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy (Cornell University Press,) and Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour unions, precarious work, and the politics of institutional change in Europe (Oxford University Press). More About Author

Chris F Wright

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