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The regulation of work and employment in global firms

Gregor Murray og Gilles Trudeau

Routledge 2008. 288 s.
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Traditionally, industrial relations actors - unions and governments - have dealt with the regulation of work and employment through national mechanisms such as labour laws and collective bargaining. The inadequacy of these mechanisms to cope with the era of globalization has led to a rethinking of the nature and role of these traditional instruments and actors in the regulation of work and employment in the global firm.

This book seeks to shed light on this process, to evaluate the range of emerging mechanisms and to consider the implications of this process for traditional forms of industrial relations governance such as collective bargaining and labour law in a global context. The originality of the approach is linked to the attempt to build bridges between industrial relations, labour law, the sociology of work and management and management studies.

There are few other studies which systematically seek to integrate both different regions of the world and different sources of regulation into a single book.

Table of Contents

Introduction (Gregor Murray & Gilles Trudeau, Université de Montréal) 1. Social Regulation and the Global Firm: What's at Stake? (Gregor Murray & Gilles Trudeau, Université de Montréal) 2. Mapping the Mechanisms for the International Regulation of Labour (George Tsogas, City Univeristy) 3. European Approaches to the Social Regulation of the Global Firm (Marie-Ange Moreau, European University) 4. Towards a Gradual Continentalization of Labour Law in the Americas (Pierre Verge, Université Laval) 5. Regulation of Labour in the South: The Emergence of Social Regionalism in the CARICOM and MERCOSUR (Adelle Blackett, McGill University) 7. Corporate Social Responsibility (Corinne Gendron & Alain Lapointe, Université du Québec à Montréal) 8. Corporate Social Responsibility and State-Centred Regulation of International Labour Standards (Don Wells, McMaster University) 9. International Framework Agreements: A Union Response to Codes of Conduct (Reynald Bourque, Université de Montréal) 10. The Pachyderm and the Predator: Two Fables about the Social Regulation of the Global Firm (Harry Arthurs, York University) 11. Towards a Social Regulation of the Global Firm? (Gregor Murray & Gilles Trudeau, Université de Montréal)