bamberInternational and Comparative Employment Relations

National Regulation, Global Changes

By: Greg Bamber, R.D. Lansbury, N. Wailes (eds.)

448 pp

Russell Sage Publications


'This Fifth Edition is an indispensable tool for all those interested in keeping abreast with the developments in the world of work on a global scale' - Peter Auer, International Labour Organisation

 'By far the best and most widely used contemporary comparative industrial relations book' - Sarosh Kuruvilla, Cornell University, USA

Earlier editions of this book have become the standard reference for a worldwide readership of students, scholars and practitioners in international agencies, governments, companies and unions. This fifth edition examines globalization and comparative theories, including notions of convergence and of varieties of capitalism.

 Chapters on employment relations in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea are updated, and new chapters on China, India and Denmark are included. Experts examine the context of employment relations in each country: economic, historical, legal, social and political. They outline the roles of the major players: employers, unions and governments. They outline the processes of employment relations: local and centralized collective bargaining, arbitration and mediation, joint consultation and employee participation. Topical issues are discussed: non-unionized workplaces, novel forms of human resource management, labour law reform, employee involvement, multinational enterprises, networked organizations, differences between Asian and western companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, migrant workers, technological change, labour market flexibility and pay determination.



International and Comparative Employment Relations


Nick Wailes, Greg J Bamber and Russell D Lansbury

An Introduction  
Employment Relations in Britain Mick Marchington, Jeremy Waddington and Andrew Timming
Employment Relations in the United States of America Harry C Katz and Alexander Colvin
Employment Relations in Canada Mark Thompson and Daphne G Taras
Employment Relations in Australia Russell D Lansbury and Nick Wailes
Employment Relations in Italy Lucio Baccaro and Valeria Pulignano
Employment Relations in France Janine Goetschy and Annette Jobert
Employment Relations in Germany Berndt K Keller and Anja Kirsch
Employment Relations in Denmark Jørgen Steen Madsen, Jesper Due and Søren Kaj Andersen
Employment Relations in Japan Hiromasa Suzuki and Katsuyuki Kubo
Employment Relations in Korea Byoung-Hoon Lee
Employment Relations in China Fang Lee Cooke
Employment Relations in India

C S Venkata Ratnam and Anil Verma