Contemporary Industrial Relations: A Critical Analysis

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorIan Beardwell

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Industrial relations have undergone significant and extensive change over the last fifteen years. The combined impact of government legislation, international competition, and organizational restructuring has affected union organization and membership; the scope and content of collectivebargaining; and the organization, objectives and nature of work. The extent of these changes raises important questions about industrial relations and human resource management in contemporary Britain and demands fresh analysis. In Contemporary Industrial Relations leading authorities address these issues with a detailed and comprehensive analysis of current trends. Topics covered include: HRM and the New Industrial Relations The Role of the State Trade Union Law Industrial Relations and Economic Performance Public Sector Unionism Union Recognition The New Unionism Japanization The contributors are: Ian Beardwell; David Guest and Kim Hoque; Ian Clark; Stephen Dunn and David Metcalf; Peter Nolan; Rachel Bailey; Tim Claydon; Ed Heery; and David Grant. The book will be vital reading for students, researchers and HR professionals wanting to get to grips with current changes in the workplace.

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Industrial relations has undergone significant and extensive change over the last fifteen years. The combined impact of government legislation, international competition, and organizational restructuring has affected union organization and membership; the scope and content of collective bargaining; and the organization, objectives, and...

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Industrial relations have undergone significant and extensive change over the last fifteen years. The combined impact of government legislation, international competition, and organizational restructuring has affected union organization and membership; the scope and content of collectivebargaining; and the organization, objectives and...

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Industrial relations has undergone significant and extensive change over the last fifteen years. The combined impact of government legislation, international competition, and organizational restructuring has affected union organization and membership; the scope and content of collective bargaining; and the organization, objectives, and...

Ian J. Beardwell is at De Montfort University, Leicester.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198773889

ISBN - 13:9780198773887

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Industrial relations has undergone significant and extensive change over the last fifteen years. The combined impact of government legislation, international competition, and organizational restructuring has affected union organization and membership; the scope and content of collective bargaining; and the organization, objectives, and nature of work.

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