Globalisation and the Developed Market Economies.
The fully updated fourth edition of this widely-used overview of industrial relations practices around the world.
How is globalisation impacting on employment relations? What is the context for Human Resource Management in other countries? What can we learn from the experiences of other countries?
Earlier editions of this book have become the standard reference for a worldwide readership of practitioners in governments, companies and unions, and students. This completely revised new edition systematically analyses employment relations in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Japan and Korea. The introduction and conclusion examine the relevant theories and latest trends while an appendix provides valuable comparative data.
Experts examine the environment of employment relations in each country: economic, historical, legal, social and political. They outline the major 'players' and evaluate such processes as arbitration, consultation and employee participation.
They also discuss non-unionised workplaces, novel forms of HRM, law reform, multinational enterprises, differences between eastern and western companies, small and medium sized enterprises, technological change, flexibility and pay determination.