Business & Economics

Developing Positive Employment Relations

International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership

Author: Stewart Johnstone,Adrian Wilkinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137427728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 9118

Offering a critical assessment of the main conceptual debates concerning labour management partnership and cooperation at the workplace, this book evaluates the search for positive employment relations in five countries. The provision of collective employee representation, normally through trade unions, is central to most definitions of labour management partnership, and the aim is to develop collaborative relationships between unions, employers and employee representatives for the benefit all parties. While traditionally associated with employment relations in the coordinated market economies of the continental European nations, partnership approaches have attracted increasing attention in recent decades in the liberal market economies of the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Developing Positive Employment Relations assesses the conceptual debates, reviews the employment relations context in each of these countries, and provides workplace case studies of the dynamics of partnership at the enterprise level.
Business & Economics

Employee Relations

Author: Graham Hollinshead,Peter Nicholls,Stephanie Tailby

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273655862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 587

View: 4475

The text is ideal for undergraduates and postgraduates, providing an up-to-date approach for those studying Employee Relations, HRM and related disciplines on a range of courses including BA Business Studies and CIPD professional programmes. This new edition has been revised to take account of the salient developments currently shaping the subject of employee relations from concrete issues such as changes in legislation, employment practices or facets of trade union structure and membership, to those of a more interpretative nature.
Business & Economics

Managing a Global Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities in International Human Resource Management

Challenges and Opportunities in International Human Resource Management

Author: Charles M Vance,Yongsun Paik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131746558X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 2257

Revised and updated to incorporate new research insights and findings, Managing a Global Workforce provides balanced and contemporary coverage of human resource management in the international marketplace. Directed at future general managers and international executives rather than HR specialists, it is designed to help readers recognize the critical human resource issues underlying the cultural and economic challenges they face. The book's approach is truly global in nature, not just focused on expatriates from the home office. The authors also recognize contemporary trends in the global business arena, including the growing use of contingent workers, strategic alliances, and the need to have an active influence on the workers in these new organizational relationships. Reader-friendly tools, including an opening case scenario in each chapter to attract interest and emphasize topic importance, enhance the book's practical, real-world emphasis. For this edition new end-of-chapter short cases as well as new topics, ideas, and illustrations featuring current issues and challenges such as the global economic challenge have been added; and updated Internet resource references are provided for each chapter.
Business & Economics

Industrial Relations to Human Resources and Beyond

The Evolving Process of Employee Relations Management

Author: Bruce E. Kaufman,Richard A. Beaumont,Roy B. Helfgott

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765612052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 5896

Section III. Human Resource Management in the Twenty-First Century -- 12. HR Today and Tomorrow: Organizational Strategy in Global Companies -- 13. Selected HR Issues -- 14. Challenge and Balance -- 15. In Conclusion: Transiting from the Past to the Future -- References -- List of Contributors -- Index
Business & Economics

International Human Resource Management

An Employment Relations Perspective

Author: Miguel Martinez Lucio

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8102

An innovative and thought-provoking resource designed to support the study of International and Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. Written by an internationally renowned team of experts and underpinned by cutting-edge research, International Human Resource Management tackles a broad range of controversial and often marginalised issues associated with globalisation and its impact on multinational companies and employees. Prepare to be gripped by fascinating and sometimes shocking revelations about the darker realities of a more globalised context and to emerge fully aware of these issues in the workplace and in employment generally. A truly global range of case studies and examples within the book plus carefully selected journal articles online will further enhance your learning experience and outcomes. Visit the companion website at for PowerPoint slides, additional case studies, online journal articles and web links related to topics covered in the book. An electronic inspection copy is available for instructors.
Electronic Books

Employment Relations

An Integrated Approach with Student Resource Access for 12 Months

Author: Ruth McPhail

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 017027098X

Category: Electronic Books

Page: 452

View: 5860

Introduce your students to a new way of looking at at Employment Relations! McPhail, Jerrard and Southcombe address the key topics of Employment Relations. They offer an industrial relations focus on human resources, and a human resources focus on industrial relations '" a uniquely comprehensive approach. The textbook is packed with case studies, local and international examples, vignettes, legislative extracts and news articles to create student discussion and reflection on ideas across IR and HR. Employment Relations: An Integrated Approach includes Search me! Management - an online research.
International business enterprises

International Human Resource Management

Managing People in a Multinational Context

Author: Peter J. Dowling,Marion Festing,Allen D. Engle

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844805426

Category: International business enterprises

Page: 368

View: 4456

International Human Resource Management is a new edition of this market-leading text. Two new authors, Marion Festing and Allen Engle, make this new edition even more international than its predecessors. Changes include more coverage of small & medium enterprises, new material on managing diversity and cross-cultural workforces, new material on off-shoring, particularly to India or China, and a new chapter on sustaining global growth and linking the international HR function more firmly to companys’ strategic growth plans.In addition the new edition includes a wealth of case study material and class discussion material. A full instructor’s website is available to adopters.
Business & Economics

The Routledge Companion to Employment Relations

Author: Adrian Wilkinson,Tony Dundon,Jimmy Donaghey,Alexander Colvin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317434870

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 1150

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.
Business & Economics

International Human Resource Management

A Case Study Approach

Author: Daniel Wintersberger

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749480998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 3174

In the face of globalization, multinational companies have become the norm, rather than the exception. HR professionals now need to manage across borders, cultures and time zones, meaning that a complete understanding of the theory and practice of International Human Resource Management (HRM) is essential. International Human Resource Management is a concise introduction for all students studying International HRM at the Masters level. It covers everything from the cultural and institutional contexts, international employment law and the role of International Framework Agreements to recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, reward and benefits, job design and other functional areas of International HRM. With numerous industry examples and global case studies from companies such as Telefonica, Unilever and Volkswagen, International Human Resource Management goes beyond the theory to fully explore how International HRM works in practice. It is an indispensable textbook to prepare students for successful careers in human resources. Online supporting resources include additional case studies, lecture slides for every chapter, self-test exercises for students, discussion questions and further reading.
Business & Economics

Comparative Employment Relations in the Global Economy

Author: Carola Frege,John Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135020930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 3720

"Employment Relations" is widely taught in business schools around the world. Increasingly however more emphasis is being placed on the comparative and international dimensions of the relations between employers and workers. It is becoming ever more important to comprehend today’s work and employment issues alongside a knowledge of the dynamics between global financial and product markets, global production chains, national and international employment actors and institutions and the ways in which these relationships play out in different national contexts. This textbook is the first to present a cross-section of country studies, including all four BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China alongside integrative thematic chapters covering all the important topics needed to excel in this field. The textbook also benefits from the editors' and contributors' experience as leading scholars in Employment Relations. The book is an ideal resource for students on advanced undergraduate and postgraduate comparative programmes across areas such as Employment Relations, Human Resource Management, Political Economy, Labour Politics, Industrial and Economic Sociology, Regulation and Social Policy.

The Workers of Nations

Industrial Relations in a Global Economy

Author: Sanford M. Jacoby

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195089049

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 5082

The international economy is a key factor shaping relations between employers, unions and governments in the world's advanced industrial societies. This study reports how globalization affects the contemporary workplace and how workplace policies can make
Business & Economics

The Global Evolution of Industrial Relations

Events, Ideas and the IIRA

Author: Bruce E. Kaufman,International Labour Office

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9789221141532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 722

View: 7910

This publication examines the history and practice of industrial relations around the world to date, as well as considering potential future prospects and developments. Issues discussed include: early industrial relations in Europe and North America; key aspects that have shaped industrial relations during the post World War II period, including the role and impact of the International Labour Organization and the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA); and modern industrial relations in the United States, Australasia, Canada, the UK, continental Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Business & Economics

International and Comparative Employment Relations

Author: Greg J Bamber,Russell D Lansbury,Nick Wailes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

View: 1683

Earlier editions of this text have become the standard reference for a worldwide readership of practitioners in governments, companies and unions, and students. This revised edition analyzes employment relations in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Japan and Korea.
Business & Economics

International Human Resource Management in Chinese Multinationals

Author: Jie Shen,Vincent Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134238746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8532

The authors explore the degree to which Chinese multinationals have a distinctive 'Chinese' approach to human resource management, in the same way as large Japanese companies are widely regarded as having a special Japanese approach. Based on extensive original research in the subsidiaries of Chinese multinationals outside China, the book examines a wide range of issues related to this key question including the evolution of human resource management in Chinese companies, the internationalization of Chinese business, recruitment and selection, rewards and compensation, performance appraisal, strategic integration, and employee relations. Shen and Edwards give a detailed account of the international human resource management of Chinese multinational enterprises; a topic of increasing significance in understanding global economic affairs.
Business & Economics

The Dynamics of Employee Relations

Author: Paul Blyton,Peter Turnbull

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230628192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 5796

The Dynamics of Employee Relations provides a critical assessment of employee relations within contemporary organizations. Written in a lively and readable style, The Dynamics of Employee Relations captures the essence of working reality within a variety of working environments. The third edition has been updated to include insights into the latest developments in the field and contains new case studies to illustrate the nature of employee relations at the turn of the century. A must read for all undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students studying employee relations and a valuable resource for anyone engaged in grappling with the challenges presented by employee relations in contemporary workplaces. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below -

Introducing Employment Relations

Author: Steve Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198777124


Page: 464

View: 3310

Introducing Employment Relations draws on the most up-to-date research and many contemporary examples to encourage students to think critically about the significant issues surrounding employment relations from a variety of perspectives. Integrated learning features, factual examples, and real-life case studies prompt students to reflect on how employment relations are regulated, experienced, and contested, by organizations and employees, collectively or individually. End-of-chapter assignment and discussion questions then develop reflective learning and promote lively debate. This edition offers a brand new chapter on employment relations in an international context and in relation to globalisation, covering global supply chains, international trade unions, and labour conflict. Comparison between labour markets and the spread of neoliberalism and financialization are analysed in Chapter 2, with new material in Chapter 10 helping students turn a critical eye to how conflict is managed in practice, whether it's in the context of managing disciplinary procedures, staff absences, or grievances. Organized thematically to provide comprehensive coverage, while maintaining a critical focus to draw out the contemporary debates surrounding work, employment, and employment relations, it is clear to see why this book is the most trusted and thought-provoking introduction to the subject available. Williams' accessible and focussed style combined with the carefully designed learning features means students can rely on this book to provide all they need to support their study of employment relations. This book is supported by an Online Resource Centre, which includes: For students: Flashcard glossary Web case studies Web links Video links Updates For lecturers: PowerPoint slides Case study guide Guide to end-of-chapter questions Guide to web cases Figures and tables from the book