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What Workers Say: Employee Voice in the Anglo-American Workplace / Edition 1

What Workers Say: Employee Voice in the Anglo-American Workplace / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780801472817
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 07/10/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Boxall is Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Auckland. He is coauthor of Strategy and Human Resource Management and coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management.

Richard B. Freeman is Ascherman Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Codirector of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. He is the coauthor of What Workers Want, Updated Edition, also from Cornell.

Peter Haynes is a former senior trade union official. His research spans studies of worker representation and participation, union strategy, high-performance work systems, and service-sector human resource management.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: The Anglo-American Economies and Employee Voice   Richard B. Freeman   Peter Boxall   Peter Haynes     1
Can the United States Clear the Market for Representation and Participation?   Richard B. Freeman     25
Say What? Employee Voice in Canada   Michele Campolieti   Rafael Gomez   Morley Gunderson     49
What Voice Do British Workers Want?   Alex Bryson   Richard B. Freeman     72
Employee Voice in the Irish Workplace: Status and Prospect   John Geary     97
Australian Workers: Finding Their Voice?   Julian Teicher   Peter Holland   Amanda Pyman   Brian Cooper     125
Employee Voice and Voicelessness in New Zealand   Peter Boxall   Peter Haynes   Keith Macky     145
Employee Voice in the Anglo-American World: What Does It Mean for Unions?   David Peetz   Ann Frost     166
Why Should Employers Bother with Worker Voice?   John Purcell   Konstantinos Georgiadis     181
What Should Governments Do?   Thomas A. Kochan     198
Conclusion: What Workers Say in the Anglo-American World   Peter Boxall   PeterHaynes   Richard B. Freeman     206
References     221
Contributors     237
Index     241

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