One Company, Diverse Workplaces: The Social Construction of Employment Practices in Western and Eastern Europe by M. Kahancová

One Company, Diverse Workplaces: The Social Construction of Employment Practices in Western and…

byM. Kahancová

Hardcover | August 27, 2010

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The book offers an inquiry into the construction of employment practices in a multinational company across Western and Eastern Europe. In the complex corporate and host-country influences, social interaction between the firm and local actors is presented as the underlying social mechanism through which work practices are constructed.

About The Author

MARTA KAHANCOVÁ is a research fellow at the Central European Labour Studies institute in Bratislava, Slovakia and a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her research interests include multinational firms, industrial relations, civil society and work-rela...

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Title:One Company, Diverse Workplaces: The Social Construction of Employment Practices in Western and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 27, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230579779

ISBN - 13:9780230579774

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Table of Contents

Introduction:
Multinationals and employment practices across Europe
Chapter 1
Constructing employment practices in MNCs: a framework for analysis
Chapter 2
One multinational, four host countries: on diversity in subsidiary employment practices
Chapter 3
Channelling corporate values and interests: social interaction within the multinational company
Chapter 4
Building a local corporate presence: social interaction between the MNC and local societies
Chapter 5
From bargaining to dancing: social interaction between the multinational company and local trade unions
Chapter 6
The social foundations of trade union influence: cross-border interaction of trade unions and the European Works Council
Chapter 7
Accounting for diversity: company interests, host-country effects and social interaction
Chapter 8
Conclusions: multinationals, employment practices and institutional change from below