The Workers of Nations: Industrial Relations in a Global Economy

The Workers of Nations: Industrial Relations in a Global Economy

by Sanford M. Jacoby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195089049

ISBN-13: 9780195089042

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The new international economy is today the single most important factor shaping relations between employers, unions, and governments in the world's advanced industrial societies. While companies compete in global markets with firms around the world, workers remain fixed in each country and are influenced by local customs and institutions. mores. This book explores

Overview

The new international economy is today the single most important factor shaping relations between employers, unions, and governments in the world's advanced industrial societies. While companies compete in global markets with firms around the world, workers remain fixed in each country and are influenced by local customs and institutions. mores. This book explores how globalization affects the contemporary workplace and how workplace policies can make nations more internationally competitive. Unlike other country-by-country treatments of the subject, this analysis compares and contrasts the experiences of different nations around important developments, such as the labor market consequences of regional trading pacts, the international diffusion of new forms of work organization, and the strategies that nations are pursuing to keep their work systems competitive. The contributors come from a variety of disciplines but all bear expertise in international industrial relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195089042
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1. Social Dimensions of Global Economic Integration, Sanford M. Jacoby
I. Industrial Relations Consequences
2. Labor Cost Incentives for Capital Mobility in the European Community, Christopher L. Erickson and Sarosh C. Kuruvilla
3. Employee Benefits in Europe and the United States, Daniel J.B. Mitchell
4. The End of Corporatism? Wage Setting in the Nordic and Germanic Countries, Peter Lange, Michael Wallerstein, and Miriam Golden
5. Strikes Around the World: A Game Theoretic Approach, George Tsebelis and Peter Lange
6. The Impact of Foreign Investment on U.S. Industrial Relations: The Case of California's Japanese-Owned Plants, Ruth Milkman
II. Policy Issues
7. Boundaries, Compartments, and Markets: Paradoxes of Industrial Relations in Growth Pole Regions of France, Italy, and the United States, Michael Storper
8. Some Thoughts and Evidence on Industrial Policy: Industrialization in South Korea and Mexico, Kenneth L. Sokoloff
9. Labor and the Politics of Exchange Rates: The Case of the European Monetary System, Jeffry A. Frieden
Index

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