Aspects of the employment relationship are central to numerous courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Drawing from insights from industrial relations, human resource management and industrial sociology, this series provides an alternative source of research-based materials and texts, reviewing key developments in employment research. Books published in this series are works of high academic merit, drawn from a wide range of academic studies in the social sciences.
The Professionalisation of Human Resource Management: Personnel, Development, and the Royal Charter
Unions and Employment in a Market Economy: Strategy, Influence and Power in Contemporary Britain
The Gender Pay Gap and Social Partnership in Europe: Findings from "Close the Deal, Fill the Gap"
Employment Relations in Non-Union Firms
The Transformation of Employment Relations in Europe: Institutions and Outcomes in the Age of Globalization
Peter Holland, Chris Brewster
February 13, 2020
Whilst only in the second decade of the 21st century, we have seen significant and fundamental change in the way we work, where we work, how we work and the conditions of work. The continued advancements of (smart) technology and artificial intelligence, globalisation and deregulation can provide a...
Ruth Elizabeth Slater
November 29, 2019
Evolving economies, the emergence of new technologies and organisational forms are all features of late capitalism. Among this milieu, a marked feature has been the emergence and recognition in society of new occupations. The claim upon a body of knowledge and practice, and a societal domain in...
Jens Arnholtz, Nathan Lillie
October 21, 2019
Focusing on posting of workers, where workers employed in one country are send to work in another country, this edited volume is at the nexus of industrial relations and European Union studies. The central aim is to understand how the regulatory regime of worker "posting" is driving institutional...
James Grady, Victoria Grady, Patrick McCreesh, Ian Noakes
July 10, 2019
How fast can your organization change? How long does it take to adopt new technology? Do things run the same when you bring in a new leader? How does the culture evolve with new acquisitions? There is an underlying thread in all these questions. Workplace attachment or our instinctual (biological)...
Heba F. El-Shazli
June 03, 2019
“We started the 2011 revolution and the rest of Egypt followed,” say Egyptian workers with strong conviction and passion. Egyptian independent workers’ continuous claims of contention and protest repertoires were one of several main factors leading to the January 25, 2011, uprising. After...
March 08, 2019
Due to the sharp declines in trade union density and collective bargaining coverage post-1979, the shift by trade unions towards political action has had significant implications for employment relations regulation in contemporary Britain. Yet, there remains insufficient discussion of the factors...
Jürgen Hoffman, Marcus Kahmann, Jeremy Waddington
February 04, 2019
Trade unions in Europe are currently facing a series of challenges that stem from changes to regulatory and production regimes implemented by the state and employers, in order to compete in an increasingly internationalized economy. In response to these challenges, trade union movements have been...
January 15, 2019
From the perspective of trade unions, European integration makes it more necessary than ever before to establish common political positions. At the same time, increasing heterogeneity between the member states makes the crafting of such positions more and more difficult. Can, under these...
Hazel Conley, Donata Gottardi, Geraldine Healy, Barbara Mikołajczyk, Marco Peruzzi
January 10, 2019
The gender pay gap (GPG) exists in every European country, but it varies considerably, even in EU member states covered by the same legal principles on pay equality. Part of the variation can be explained by different patterns of social partnership. With current policy pressure to...
Tony Dundon, Derek Rollinson
August 10, 2018
The precise relationship between an employee and employer is often ambiguous within complex organizational boundaries. This book re-evaluates the way employment relations are conceptualized and examines employment conditions in non-union organizations. The authors present a detailed analysis of the...
Jim Arrowsmith, Valeria Pulignano
August 07, 2018
Since the 1980s, the process of European economic integration, within a wider context of globalization, has accelerated employment change and placed a new premium on ‘flexible’ forms of work organization. The institutions of employment relations, specifically those concerning collective bargaining...
Paul J. Gollan, Bruce E. Kaufman, Daphne Taras, Adrian Wilkinson
August 07, 2018
In the last decade, nonunion employee representation (NER) has become a much discussed topic in the fields of human resource management, employment relations, and employment/labor law. This book examines the purpose, structure, and performance of various types of employee representation bodies...