- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- About the Contributors
- Comparative Employment Systems
- Institutions and Employment Relations
- Convergence and Divergence in Employment Relations
- Getting Down to Business: Varieties of Capitalism and Employment Relations
- Business Systems Theory and Employment Relations
- Developments and Extensions of ‘Régulation Theory’ and Employment Relations
- Capitalist Diversity, Work and Employment Relations
- Ownership Rights and Employment Relations
- Varieties of Institutional Theory in Comparative Employment Relations
- Institutions and the Industrial Relations Tradition
- Conflict, Order, and Change
- Employment Relations in Liberal Market Economies
- Social Democratic Capitalism
- Employment Regimes, Wage Setting, and Monetary Union in Continental Europe
- Continuity and Change in Asian Employment Systems: A Comparison of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan
- Economies Undergoing Long Transition: Employment Relations in Central and Eastern Europe
- Employment Relations in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa
- The Left Turn in Latin America: Consequences for Employment Relations
- Developing Societies—Asia
- Employment Relations in the BRICS Countries
- Globalization and Labour Market Governance
- Work, Bodies, Care: Gender and Employment in a Global World
- Where are the Voices? New Directions in Voice and Engagement across the Globe
- Insecure Employment: Diversity and Change
- The Migration–Development Nexus, Women Workers, and Transnational Employment Relations
- The Neo-Liberal Turn and the Implications for Labour
- The State and Employment Relations
- Unions: Practices and Prospects
- Institutions, Management Strategies, and HRM
- New Actors in Employment Relations
- The Future of Employment Relations in Advanced Capitalism: Inexorable Decline?
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
In this introduction to the book the authors explain how they bring together accounts linking varieties of capitalism, business systems, and different modes of regulation to the specific practice of employment relations. This includes recent accounts on internal diversity and change within varieties of capitalism and the role of social action and innovation in redefining paradigms At both theoretical and applied levels, the collection is explicitly comparative, providing frameworks and empirical evidence for understanding trends in employment relations in different parts of the world; indeed one of the major shortfalls of the existing literature on comparative capitalism is its lack of attention to the developing world. The introduction discusses first some of the broader societal factors shaping the evolution of employment relations and then examines how firms and firm-level institutions are evolving within this broader context as well as summarizing the key findings of each chapter in this volume.
Adrian Wilkinson, Professor of Employment Relations, Griffith University.
Geoffrey Wood, Professor of International Business, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.
Richard Deeg is Professor of Political Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
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