Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy

Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy

Edited by Richard M. Locke, Thomas A. Kochan and Michael J. Piore

By collaborating, the contributors seek to clarify the dynamics of employment relations across the world today, and to set the terms of reference for a new generation of international-comparative employment research.

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By collaborating, the contributors seek to clarify the dynamics of employment relations across the world today, and to set the terms of reference for a new generation of international-comparative employment research.

To address contemporary issues, industrial relations as a field of study will have to take an increasingly international and comparative dimension. Accordingly, Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy looks at the critical role employment relations play in firm performance and industry competitiveness worldwide. The essays employ a common framework to examine changes in the employment practices of eleven OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Austria, and Japan. They constitute the first phase in a large ongoing project at the Center for Industrial Performance at MIT to update our understanding of comparative industrial relations and human resource policies. The authors, scholars in economics, political science, sociology, industrial relations and law, first identify a representative set of employment practices and then look at the outcomes of those practices and the changes they are undergoing across different national settings. By collaborating, the contributors seek to clarify the dynamics of employment relations across the world today, and to set the terms of reference for a new generation of international-comparative employment research.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262121910 428 pp. | 6 in x 8.9 in

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Out of Print ISBN: 9780262620987 428 pp. | 6 in x 8.9 in

Editors

Richard M. Locke

Richard M. Locke is Class of 1992 Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Thomas A. Kochan

Thomas Kochan is the George M. Bunker Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Codirector of the Institute for Work and Employment Research. He teaches courses on the future of work to MIT students on campus and to the general public through the MITx online platform.He is coauthor (with Paul Osterman, Richard M. Locke, and Michael J. Piore) of Working in America: A Blueprint for the New Labor Market (MIT Press).

Michael J. Piore

Michael J. Piore is Professor in MIT's Economics and Political Science Departments.