The Workers of Nations: Industrial Relations in a Global Economy

Hardcover | April 1, 1995

EditorSanford M. Jacoby

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The new international economy is today the single most important factor shaping relations between employers, unions, and governments in the world's advanced industrial societies. While companies compete in global markets with firms around the world, workers remain fixed in each country and areinfluenced by local customs and institutions. mores. This book explores how globalization affects the contemporary workplace and how workplace policies can make nations more internationally competitive. Unlike other country-by-country treatments of the subject, this analysis compares and contraststhe experiences of different nations around important developments, such as the labor market consequences of regional trading pacts, the international diffusion of new forms of work organization, and the strategies that nations are pursuing to keep their work systems competitive. The contributorscome from a variety of disciplines but all bear expertise in international industrial relations.

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The new international economy is today the single most important factor shaping relations between employers, unions, and governments in the world's advanced industrial societies. While companies compete in global markets with firms around the world, workers remain fixed in each country and areinfluenced by local customs and institution...

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The Workers of Nations: Industrial Relations in a Global Economy compares and contrasts the experiences of different nations around important developments, including the labor market consequences of regional trading pacts like the European Community and the North American Free Trade Agreement. The book also explores the international d...

Sanford M. Jacoby is at Anderson School of Management, UCLA.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.61 × 6.3 × 0.87 inPublished:April 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Contributors1. Sanford M. Jacoby: Social Dimensions of Global Economic IntegrationI. Industrial Relations Consequences2. Christopher L. Erickson and Sarosh C. Kuruvilla: Labor Cost Incentives for Capital Mobility in the European Community3. Daniel J.B. Mitchell: Employee Benefits in Europe and the United States4. Peter Lange, Michael Wallerstein, and Miriam Golden: The End of Corporatism? Wage Setting in the Nordic and Germanic Countries5. George Tsebelis and Peter Lange: Strikes Around the World: A Game Theoretic Approach6. Ruth Milkman: The Impact of Foreign Investment on U.S. Industrial Relations: The Case of California's Japanese-Owned PlantsII. Policy Issues7. Michael Storper: Boundaries, Compartments, and Markets: Paradoxes of Industrial Relations in Growth Pole Regions of France, Italy, and the United States8. Kenneth L. Sokoloff: Some Thoughts and Evidence on Industrial Policy: Industrialization in South Korea and Mexico9. Jeffry A. Frieden: Labor and the Politics of Exchange Rates: The Case of the European Monetary SystemIndex

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"...Jacoby deserves praise...A wide-ranging, rich, and stimulating volume"--American Political Science Review