Theoretical Perspectives on Work and the Employment Relationship

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Bruce E. Kaufman, Industrial Relations Research Association
Cornell University Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 370 pages

Developing a strong theoretical base for research and practice in industrial relations and human resource management has to date remained a largely unfulfilled challenge. This pioneering volume helps close the theory gap by presenting contributions from fifteen leading scholars that develop and extend theoretical perspectives on work and the employment relationship. Subject areas covered include theories of employment relations systems, varieties of capitalism, the labor process, new institutional economics, individual work motivation, strategic human resource management, a theory of transaction costs and employment contracts, efficiency versus equity, and comparative industrial relations.

 

Contents

CHAPTER 2Employment Relations and the Employment
41
Workplace
77
CHAPTER 4Work Employment and the Individual
105
CHAPTER 5Labor Process Theory Work and the Employment
133
The Pluralist Industrial
195
CHAPTER 8The New Institutionalism Capitalist Diversity
229
CHAPTER 9Is Industrial Relations Theory Always Ethnocentric?
265
CHAPTER 10International Comparative Employment
293
CHAPTER 11Toward an Integrative Theory of Human
321
About the Contributors
367
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