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.
Gender and Leadership in Unions
European Works Councils and Industrial Relations: A Transnational Industrial Relations Institution in the Making
Ethical Socialism and the Trade Unions: Allan Flanders and British Industrial Relations Reform
Gill Kirton, Geraldine Healy
May 22, 2017
Reflecting the increased attention to gender and women in the field of employment relations, there is now a growing international literature on women and trade unions. The interest in women as trade unionists arises partly from the fact that women comprise 40 percent of trade union membership in...
August 26, 2016
With growing concern about the conditions facing low wage workers and new challenges to traditional forms of labor market protection, this book offers a timely analysis of the purpose and effectiveness of minimum wages in different European countries. Building on original industry case studies, the...
July 15, 2016
Is the EU enlargement the success EU institutions proclaim? Based on fifteen years of fieldwork research across Central and Eastern Europe and on migrants in the UK and Germany, this book provides a less glittering answer. The EU has betrayed hopes of social cohesion: social regulations have been...
Anne-marie Greene, Gill Kirton
December 07, 2015
A comprehensive and critical review of the global scholarly literature on diversity, this book presents findings from original UK-based research involving in-depth organizational case studies, interviews, observation and documentary data from over fifty organizations. Analyzing the findings from...
Dr Andrew Pendleton
June 09, 2015
This volume is an examination of the origins, characteristics and performance of employee-owned firms. It focuses on firms that have converted to either partial or full employee ownership using recent institutional, fiscal and legal innovations. Based on five years of empirical research, this is a...
April 23, 2015
The creation of European Works Councils is arguably the most important measure taken in global industrial relations in recent years. Adopted with the primary goal of facilitating European-level workers’ participation in information-sharing and consultation in multinational companies, EWCs have also...
February 27, 2015
Allan Flanders was one of the leading British industrial relations academics and his ideas exerted a major influence on government labor policy in the 1960s and 1970s. But as well as being an Oxford academic with a strong interest in theory and labor reform, he was also a lifelong political...
Lutz Preuss, Michael Gold, Chris Rees
October 08, 2014
Growing interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has focused attention on the relationship between businesses and key stakeholders, such as NGOs and local communities. Curiously, however, commentators on CSR rarely discuss the role of trade unions, while commentators on employment...
May 19, 2014
Combining contemporary HRM theory and practice with debates in critical management and in industrial relations, this book examines the peculiar challenge that civil aviation pilots present for management. As a highly educated, highly trained, and non-substitutable professional employee, the airline...
April 08, 2014
Over the last decade, human resource management has come to be viewed as the dominant paradigm within which analyses of the world of work have been located. This volume examines the nature and assesses the impact of HRM within a highly under-researched division of the service sector, namely the UK...
Miguel Martinez Lucio, Mark Stuart
September 12, 2012
This collection examines the significance of partnership-based approaches to the modernization of employment relations. Drawing from the work of leading researchers the contemporary interest in partnership is situated within an historical, political and practical context. Particular attention is...
Bill Roche, John Geary
March 22, 2012
The partnership established between the Irish Airports Authority and its trade unions in the mid-1990s was groundbreaking in promoting union and staff involvement in all aspects of company decision-making. This book charts the progress, achievements and obstacles faced by the partnership based on...