The Sage Handbook Of Industrial Relations

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  • Copyright: 2008-09-26
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations provides a systematic, comprehensive survey of the field. The result is a work of unprecedented scope and unparalleled ambition. It offers a compete guide to the central debates, new developments, and emerging themes in the field. It will quickly be recognized as the indispensable reference for teachers, students and researchers. It is relevant to economists, lawyers, sociologists, business and management researchers, and Industrial Relations specialists.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. viii
List of Tablesp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xviii
Introduction: The Field of Industrial Relationsp. 1
Perspectives and Approachesp. 33
The History of Industrial Relations as a Field of Studyp. 35
Industrial Relations and the Social Sciencesp. 53
System and Change in Industrial Relations Analysisp. 69
Values, Ideologies, and Frames of Reference in Industrial Relationsp. 92
The Influence of Product Markets on Industrial Relationsp. 113
Varieties of Capitalism and Industrial Relationsp. 129
New Forms of Work and the High Performance Paradigmp. 149
Changing Traditions in Industrial Relations Researchp. 170
The Actors in Industrial Relationsp. 187
Trade Union Morphologyp. 189
Trade Union Strategyp. 209
Employer Organizationsp. 225
Management Strategy and Industrial Relationsp. 241
The State in Industrial Relationsp. 258
The Legal Framework of Employment Relationsp. 284
The State as Employerp. 305
International Actors and International Regulationp. 325
Works Councilsp. 346
The Evolution of Stakeholder Regimes: Beyond Neo-Corporatismp. 358
Industrial Relations Processesp. 375
Union Formationp. 377
The Changing Structure of Collective Bargainingp. 406
The High Performance Work Systems Literature in Industrial Relationsp. 420
Employee Involvement and Direct Participationp. 434
Resolving Conflictp. 447
Industrial Relations Outcomesp. 469
Contingent Work Arrangementsp. 471
The Theory and Practice of Pay Settingp. 491
Working Time and Work-Life Balancep. 513
Worker Well-Beingp. 529
Industrial Relations Climatep. 548
Equality at Workp. 572
Conflict at Workp. 588
Skill Formationp. 606
Industrial Relations and Business Performancep. 623
Labor Market Institutions Around the Worldp. 640
Indexp. 659
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