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About this book/synopsis: Published before the launch of the Euro on 1st January 1999 and for the World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, where it was discussed (22-26 September 1998, Bologna, Italy) , this book tries to fill the gap in the debates about what effect the Euro-ization of Europe will have on industrial relations. Plenty of discussion had taken place on the economic merits and impacts of European Monetary Union (EMU - and set to introduce the Euro as the only currency by 1st January 2002), but little discussion had covered industrial relations, even though much of the economic debates had looked closely at the implications of entry to the EMU for the labour market.

Contents: Foreword by Timo Kauppinen
1. EMU's impact on Industrial Relations in the European Union by T. Kauppinen
2. Danish Industrial Relations and EMU: a silent issue by Herman Knudsen
3. The impact of EMU on industrial relations in Finland by T. Kauppinen
4. EMU and the labour market: The Finnish case by Peter J. Boldt
5. EMU and industrial relations in France by Jacques Rojot
6. Impacts of EMU on pay policy and pay differentiation in Germany by Anni Weiler
7. EMU and Hellenic industrial relations by Christos A. Ioannou
8. The consequences of EMU for Industrial Relations: The Case of Greece by Giannis Kouzis
9. EMU and the impact on Irish industrial relations by Joe Wallace and Thomas Turner and Alma McCarthy
10. EMU and the dualism of the Italian economy by Marina Ricciardelli
11. Dutch Industrial Relations and the EMU: a troublesome... by Ulke Veersma
12. The impact of Euro in Portugal by Maria Luisa Christovam
13. EMU and the impact of UK industrial relations by Peter Cressey
14. Finance sector staff skill demands in the EMU environment by Erkki Lehosmaa
15. Collective bargaining in the metal industry under the conditions of EMU by Thorsten Schulten
16.The EMU and collective bargaining by Bernd Sorries
17.Trade Union Proposals towards EMU by David Foden
18.EMU and industrial relations: an overview of national debates by Philippe Pochet
19.The evolution of collective bargaining systems in Euroland: Structure, conduct, performance by Stefan Zogelmeyer
20. Contours of a European collective bargaining system by Otto Jacobi

 

Katz, Harry C. & Darbishire, Owen, 'Converging Divergences: Worldwide Changes in Employment Systems', published in 2000 in the United States by ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, in hardback with dustjacket, 320pp, ISBN 0801436745. Condition: ex-library donated copy; very good++ condition clean & tidy copy. Price: £29.95, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK orders, more for overseas customers)
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  • Converging Divergences: Worldwide Changes in Employment Systems
    Written by Harry C. Katz and Owen Darbishire [top]
    Cornell Studies in Industrial and Labor relations No. 32
    First published in 2000 in the United States by ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, in hardback with dustjacket, 320pp, ISBN 0801436745
    Jacket photo of welder © UN Photo 152.659/Allan Tannenbaum
    Categories: 1. Comparative industrial relations. 2. Collective bargaining. 3. Wages

About this book: Exploring recent changes in employment practices in the automotive and telecoms industries in 7 industrialised countries (Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the United States), Harry C. Katz and Owen Darbishire find that traditional systems of employment are being challenged by 4 cross-national patterns. These patterns are becoming ever more prevalent and can be categorized as low-wage, human resource management, Japanese-oriented, and joint team based strategies.

The authors go on to demonstrate that these changing employment patterns are closely related to the decline of unions and growing income inequality. Drawing on plant-level evidence of emerging employment practices, they provide a comprehensive analysis of changes in employment systems and labour-management relations.

They conclude that whilst the variation in employment patterns is increasing within countries, their findings suggest that the nature and origins of this variation are similar in many countries. This pattern gives rise to the term "converging divergences".

Chapters:
Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Links between Increased Inequality
Chapter 2. United States
Chapter 3. United Kingdom
Chapter 4. Australia
Chapter 5. Germany
Chapter 6. Japan, Sweden, and Italy
Chapter 7. Summary: Increased Variation within Countries but Similarities across Countries

References; About the Authors; Index

About the authors:
At the time of publication, Harry C. Katz was the Jack Sheinman Professor of Collective Bargaining and Director of the Institute of Collective Bargaining in the School of Industrial and Labor relations at Cornell University.

Owen Darbishire was University Lecturer in the Said Business School and Fellow, Pembroke College, University of Oxford. He is the author of a number of articles and chapters in scholarly publications, including a chapter on Germany in Telecommunications

 



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