- 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
This chapter evaluates dichotomous understandings of managerial practice, highlights the extent to which firms combine different forms of employee representation, control, and tenure, and explores the foundations of this ‘hybridization’. Institutional approaches are a key component of recent theoretical developments dealing with the systemic diversity of managerial practices. Making sense of hybridization requires an explicit focus on the articulation of scales of governance, locating managerial practices in terms of wider patterns of uneven development and the forms of conflict and accommodation at various scales. The path-dependency of the processes of labour regulation—stemming from their rootedness in diverse contexts, their co-evolution with opposing modes of coordination, and their (partially) regularized forms of articulation and institutionalization—suggests that they are conjuncturally specific phenomena, which only coalesce under certain spatio-temporal conditions, and that a determinate variegation is one of their necessary and persistent features.
Gilton Klerck, Professor of Sociology, Rhodes University.
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