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Routledge Research in Employment Relations


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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.

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Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond

Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond

1st Edition

Suzan Lewis, Deirdre Anderson, Clare Lyonette, Nicola Payne, Stephen Wood
August 07, 2018

This book reflects the enormous interest in work-life balance and current pressing concerns about the impacts of austerity more broadly. It draws on contemporary research and practitioner experiences to explore how work-life balance and related workplace and social policy fare in turbulent economic...

Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace: A Comparative Study of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia

Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace: A Comparative Study of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia

1st Edition

Emile Chidiac
June 18, 2018

Strategic Management of Diversity in the Workplace discusses the strategic management of ethnic and cultural diversity by taking particular examples from Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom and the United States of America, in order to determine the salient benefits that organisations could...

Board Level Employee Representation in Europe: Priorities, Power and Articulation

Board Level Employee Representation in Europe: Priorities, Power and Articulation

1st Edition

Jeremy Waddington, Aline Conchon
June 08, 2018

Board Level Employee Representation in Europe analyses the role, activities and networking of board level employee representatives in sixteen European countries and their counterparts operating in companies that have adopted European status. Board level employee representation is viewed as a key...

Employment Relations under Coalition Government: The UK Experience, 2010-2015

Employment Relations under Coalition Government: The UK Experience, 2010-2015

1st Edition

Steve Williams, Peter Scott
June 08, 2018

Drawing on a wide range of up-to-date research, Employment Relations under Coalition Government critically examines developments in UK employment relations during the period of Conservative-Liberal Democrat government between 2010 and 2015, against the background of the 2007-08 financial crisis,...

Financial Services Partnerships: Labor-Management Dynamics

Financial Services Partnerships: Labor-Management Dynamics

1st Edition

Peter Samuel
June 08, 2018

The purpose of this book is to evaluate the debate on partnership, using original research data. Samuel provides a novel categorisation with which to synthesise and clarify a highly diverse literature on labour-management partnership, thus helping to refine the contemporary partnership...

Foucault, Governmentality, and Organization: Inside the Factory of the Future

Foucault, Governmentality, and Organization: Inside the Factory of the Future

1st Edition

Alan McKinlay, Philip Taylor
June 08, 2018

This book traces how abstract managerial ideas about maximizing production flexibility and employee freedom were translated into concrete, day-to-day practices at the Motorola plant in East Kilbride, UK. Using eyewitness accounts, the book describes how employees dealt with the increased freedom...

Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance: Glass Handcuffs and Working Men in the U.S.

Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance: Glass Handcuffs and Working Men in the U.S.

1st Edition

Sarah Blithe
April 27, 2018

Pressure to achieve work-life "balance" has recently become a significant part of the cultural fabric of working life in United States. A very few privileged employees tout their ability to find balance between their careers and the rest of their lives, but most employees face considerable...

A New Theory of Industrial Relations: People, Markets and Organizations after Neoliberalism

A New Theory of Industrial Relations: People, Markets and Organizations after Neoliberalism

1st Edition

Conor Cradden
December 05, 2017

Most existing theoretical approaches to industrial relations and human resources management (IR/HRM) build their analyses and policy prescriptions on one of two foundational assumptions. They assume either that conflict between workers and employers is the natural and inevitable state of affairs;...

Trade Unions and Arab Revolutions: The Tunisian Case of UGTT

Trade Unions and Arab Revolutions: The Tunisian Case of UGTT

1st Edition

Hèla Yousfi
October 24, 2017

This book traces the role of the UGTT (the Tunisian General Labour Union) during Tunisia’s 2011 revolution and the transition period that ensued – Tunisia being the Arab country where trade unionism was the strongest and most influential in shaping the outcomes of the uprising. The UGTT; From its...

Men, Wage Work and Family

Men, Wage Work and Family

1st Edition

Paula McDonald, Emma Jeanes
May 31, 2017

In the last two decades there has been a plethora of research on a range of subjects collectively and rhetorically known as ‘work-life balance’. The bulk of this research, which spans disciplines including feminist sociology, industrial relations and management, has focused on the significant...

Gendering and Diversifying Trade Union Leadership

Gendering and Diversifying Trade Union Leadership

1st Edition

Sue Ledwith, Lise Lotte Hansen
May 24, 2017

Examining the experiences of leadership among trade unionists in a range of unions and labor movements around the world, this volume addresses perspectives of women and men from a range of identities such as race/ethnicity, sexuality, and age. It analyses existing models of leadership in various...

Trade Unions and Workplace Training: Issues and International Perspectives

Trade Unions and Workplace Training: Issues and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Richard Cooney, Mark Stuart
May 24, 2017

Trade Unions and Workplace Training examines the changing role of trade unions in the provision of vocational education, workplace training and skill development. It reflects upon: the role that unions have played in the reform of vocational education and training systems; the nature of union...

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