Corporate Governance and Labour Management: An International Comparison by Howard GospelCorporate Governance and Labour Management: An International Comparison by Howard Gospel

Corporate Governance and Labour Management: An International Comparison

EditorHoward Gospel, Andrew Pendleton

Paperback | May 12, 2006

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This book is about the relationship between corporate governance regimes and labour management. It examines how finance and governance influence employment relationships, work organization, and industrial relations by means of a comparative analysis of Anglo-American, European, and Japaneseeconomies. The starting point is the distinction widely found in the corporate governance, business systems, and political economy literature between countries dominated by 'shareholder value' conceptions of corporate governance and those characterized by 'stakeholder' regimes. By drawing on a wide range ofcountries, the book is able to demonstrate the complexities of corporate governance arrangements and to present a more precise and nuanced exploration of the linkages between governance and labour management. Each country-based chapter provides an analysis of the evolution and key characteristics of corporate governance and then links this to labour management institutions and practices. The chapters cover the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, andSpain, with each written by a leading academic expert in the field. By providing a historical review of the evolution of national systems, the contributors provide judicious evaluations of the current state and future direction of national governance and labour relations systems. Overall, the book goes beyond the 'complementarities' between governance and labour management systems identified in recent literature, and attempts to identify causal relationships between the two. It shows how labour management institutions and practices may influence finance and corporategovernance systems, as well as vice versa. The contributions to this book illuminate current debates about the determinants of corporate governance, the convergence of national 'varieties of capitalism', and the impact of corporate governance on managerial behaviour. The book highlights thecomplexities of corporate governance systems and refines the distinction between market/outsider and relational/insider systems.
Howard Gospel is Professor of Management at King's College London, a Research Associate of the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, and a Fellow of the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Andrew Pendleton is Professor of Human Resource Management, University of York.
Title:Corporate Governance and Labour Management: An International ComparisonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:May 12, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199299234

ISBN - 13:9780199299232


Table of Contents

Wolfgang Streeck: Preface1. Howard Gospel and Andrew Pendleton: Corporate Governance and Labour Management: An International Comparison2. Sanford Jacoby: Corporate Governance and Employees in the United States3. Andrew Pendleton and Howard Gospel: Markets and Relationships: Finance, Governance, and Labour in the United Kingdom4. Gregory Jackson, Martin Hopner, and Antje Kudelbusch: Corporate Governance and Employees in Germany: Changing Linkages, Complementarities, and Tensions5. Bernd Frick and Erik Lehmann: Corporate Governance in Germany: Ownership, Codetermination, and Firm Performance in a Stakeholder Economy6. Erik Poutsma and Geert Braam: Corporate Governance and Labour Management in the Netherlands: Getting the Best of Both Worlds?7. Michel Goyer and Robert Hancke: Labour in French Corporate Governance: The Missing Link8. Ruth Aguilera: Corporate Governance and Employment Relations: Spain in the Context of Western Europe9. Sandro Trento: Corporate Governance and Industrial Relations in Italy10. Takashi Araki: Corporate Governance, Labour, and Employment Relations in Japan: The Future of the Stakeholder Model?11. Gregory Jackson: Towards a Comparative Perspective on Corporate Governance and Labour Management: Enterprise Coalitions and National Trajectories

Editorial Reviews

`An excellent source for anyone who wants a better understanding of the rich complexities of governance and labour management...'Human Resource Management Journal