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The Future of Employment Relations

The Future of Employment Relations

September 1995 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"The book is highly informative and very readable. The students and practitioners of IR in India, as elsewhere, will find it a valuable addition to their knowledge on the subject." --Indian Journal of Industrial Relations In this agenda-setting book, author P. B. Beaumont addresses the key question: Where next in employment relations? The Future of Employment Relations demonstrates that a crucial institutional vacuum is emerging within employment relations. Managerial demands for decentralized, individualized arrangements threaten the traditional cornerstone of industrial relations--in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and Europe. The text provides a thoughtful overview of the collective bargaining process and explores the consequences of the vacuum identified. The author also discusses the importance of addressing ramifications of alternative approaches to labor flexibility. Providing invaluable insights, The Future of Employment Relations combines research from postindustrial societies and modern-day theories to create a comprehensive text. This timely text is essential reading for students of public policy, human resource management and personnel, and organizational development. The Future of Employment Relations brings issues of our day to light that are of special interest to policymakers and those working in industrial relations.
Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations
Collective Bargaining and Human Resource Management
HRM and the Non-Union Sector
HRM and the Union Sector
The Institutional Vacuum and the Issue of Diffusion
Collective Bargaining and the Future
An Extended or Changed Role?

Learning from Abroad
Work Councils in Germany

Where Next?

`A masterly blending of fresh research and data on current employment practices in British enterprises that looks forward rather than reworking issues from yesterday's debates' - Thomas A Kochan, Sloan School of Management, MIT

`A refreshing change from the increasingly sterile and `mechanistic' debate about the changing role of personnel management and the onward march of HRM' - John W Hougham, Chairman of ACAS

`Essential reading for anyone with an interest in the theory and practice of workplace relations in Britain today and tomorrow' - John Monks, General Secretary of the TUC

Phil B Beaumont

Phillip Beaumont is Professor of Employment Relations in the Department of Management. More About Author