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Title The Routledge companion to employment relations / edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Tony Dundon, Jimmy Donaghey, Alexander Colvin
Published New York : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge companions in business. Management and accounting
Routledge companions in business, management and accounting.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; List of figures/tables; About the editors; The contributors; General introduction; 1 Employment relations: Older reflections and new horizons; Introduction; Employment relations perspectives; Actors; Regulating employment relations; Broadening employment relations; Contemporary reflections and future challenges; References; Part I Perspectives on employment relations; 2 The field of employment relations: A review; Introduction; Analytical traditions within the field
Employment relations and the consequence of crisisThe trajectory of conflict in employment relations; Conclusion; References; 3 Economics and employment relations; Introduction; A history of dialogue?; Authority and contract; The problem of collective action; Voice; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4 Employment relations and the law; Introduction; The role of law in employment relations; Sources of legal regulation in employment relations; 'Soft law' and employment relations; The scope of the law in employment relations; The individual employment relationship
The collective employment relationshipAutonomy, enforcement and compliance; The social partners; Dispute resolution and the law; Conclusions and future agendas; Notes; References; 5 Employment relations and history; Introduction; What is history?; History and employment relations; Conclusion; References; 6 Sociology, the labour process and employment relations; Introduction; The sociological imagination and employment relations; Labour process theory and employment relations; Marx, Braverman and the emergence of labour process theory; Subsequent developments in labour process theory
The nature of the employment relationshipManagerial control strategies; Employee responses; Sociology, gender and employment relations; The legacy of sociology in employment relations; Conclusion; References; 7 Employment relations and gender equality; Introduction; Beyond employment: embedding employment in the family and welfare system; Beyond class inequalities: addressing multiple inequalities and intersectionality; Beyond structures and practice: gender and the organisation and valuation of work; Beyond the gender neutral work experience: new understandings of work and work behaviours
ConclusionsReferences; 8 Employment relations and human resource management; Introduction; Origins and domain assumptions of human resource management; Domain assumptions; Contemporary emergence of HRM; Matching models; HRM and performance; Employee-centric HRM; ER and HRM: 5Cs for conversation; C1 Complexity; C2 Context; C3 Contingency; C4 Causality; C5 Critique; Conclusion; Notes; References; 9 Institutional theory and employment relations; Introduction; The Varieties of Capitalism framework and business systems theory; Institutional change; Internationalisation; Historical institutionalism
Summary Comprising five thematic sections, this volume provides a critical, international and interdisciplinary exploration of employment relations. It examines the major subjects and emerging areas within the field, including essays on institutional theory, voice, new actors, precarious work and employment. Led by a well-respected team of editors, the contributors examine current knowledge and debates within each topic, offering cutting-edge analysis and reflection. The Routledge Companion to Employment Relations is an extensive reference work that offers students and researchers an introduction to current scholarship in the longstanding discipline of employment relations. It will be an essential addition to library collections in business and management, law, economics, sociology and political economy
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 18, 2018)
Subject Industrial relations.
Personnel management.
Labor unions.
Personnel Management
Labor Unions
industrial relations.
trade unions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industrial Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Behavior.
Industrial relations.
Labor unions.
Personnel management.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilkinson, Adrian, 1963- editor.
Dundon, Tony, 1962- editor.
Donaghey, Jimmy, editor.
ISBN 9781315692968