The broad field of employment relations is diverse and complex and is under constant development and reinvention. This Research Handbook discusses fundamental theories and approaches to work and employment relations, and their connection to broader political and societal changes occurring throughout the world. It provides comprehensive coverage of work and employment relations theory and practice.
This up-to-date research compendium has drawn together a range of international authors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. There are chapters from labour historians, theoreticians, more mainstream industrial relations scholars, sociologists, organizational psychologists, geographers, policy advisors, economists and lawyers. At the heart of each chapter is the notion that the world of work and employment relations has changed substantially since the halcyon days of IR, throughout the Dunlop Era of the 1950s. However, many areas of enquiry remain, and more questions have developed with society and technology. This Handbook reflects this view. As the field of study and practice continues to evolve throughout the twenty-first century, what lessons have we learnt from the past and what can we expect in the future?
Academics and postgraduate students researching industrial relations, human resource management, employment relations, industrial sociology and sociology of work will find this important resource invaluable.
Contributors: B. Abbott, P. Ackers, P. Auer, M. Barry, H. Bauder, S. Bolton, S. Brammer, J. Burgess, K. Chatani, I. Clark, J. Coyle-Shapiro, R.K. Dhensa, M. Dowling, A. Fearfull, E. French, G. Gall, L. Golden, J. Hassard, E. Heery, J.R. Henly, J. Heyes, B.E. Kaufman, S.J. Lambert, T. Lusis, S. Lyon, L. McCann, E.P. McDermott, J. Morris, F. Rosati, G. Strachan, K. Townsend, B. Wiens-Tuers, A. Wilkinson, S. Williams, G. Wood