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International and Comparative Employment Relations

International and Comparative Employment Relations
Global Crises and Institutional Responses

Seventh Edition
Edited by:
  • Greg J. Bamber - Professor, Monash University, Australia; National President, Australian Labour & Employment Relations Association
  • Fang Lee Cooke - Monash University, Australia
  • Virginia Doellgast - School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
  • Chris F. Wright - Associate Professor, Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney, Australia
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March 2021 | 424 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, cases 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 web links and video content aimed at enhancing learning. 
Chapter 1 Introduction: Internationally comparative approaches to studying employment relations
Chapter 2 Employment relations in the United Kingdom
Chapter 3 Employment relations in the United States
Chapter 4 Employment relations in Canada
Chapter 5 Employment relations in Australia
Chapter 6 Employment relations in Italy
Chapter 7 Employment relations in France
Chapter 8 Employment relations in Germany
Chapter 9 Employment relations in Denmark
Chapter 10 Employment relations in Japan
Chapter 11 Employment relations in South Korea
Chapter 12 Employment relations in China
Chapter 13 Employment relations in India
Chapter 14 Employment relations in South Africa
Chapter 15 Conclusions: Globalisation, crises and institutional responses


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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

Chris F. Wright is an Associate Professor in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. Chris’s research focuses on the intersection of employment, globalisation and public policy, with a particular interest in labour immigration, comparative employment relations and sustainable supply chains. He has authored more than 80 scholarly publications, including rcecent articles in British Journal of Industrial Relations, Industrial & Labor Relations Review and Journal of Business Ethics. Chris is an Editor of Journal of Industrial Relations and an... More About Author

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