International and Comparative Employment Relations: A Study of Industrialised Market Economies
Allen & Unwin
Greg J. Bamber (Director, Griffith University Graduate School of Management, Australia)
Publication Date :
1 Jan 1998
One of the main reasons for studying the experiences of other societies is to gain a better insight into one's own country and practices. In this authoritative collection, experts from ten key industrialised market economies - Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Japan and Korea - examine the factors which have shaped the different forms of industrial relations in their countries. In each country the book examines the history and contemporary position of the employment relationship, including legal changes, labour market flexibility and human resource management. Using an internationally comparative approach, this book helps readers to understand the relative significance of various factors - history, politics, technology, economic policies, laws and culture - in determining the type of employment relations system adopted by different countries. Substantial comparative chapters examine theories and trends in market economies in general. A valuable appendix provides comparative economic and labour market data. The first two editions of International and Comparative Industrial Relations became standard texts for a worldwide
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