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Theoretical Perspectives on Work and the Employment Relationship

Bruce E. Kaufman

Cornell University Press 2004, 350 s. ISBN 0913447889
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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.

Greg Bamber, Griffith University
Julian Barling, Queen’s University
John Budd, University of Minnesota
Daniel Gallagher, James Madison University
John Godard, University of Manitoba
Rafael Gomez, London School of Economics and University of Toronto
Richard Hyman, London School of Economics
Bruce E. Kaufman, Georgia State University
Kevin Kelloway, St. Mary’s University
David Marsden, London School of Economics
Roderick Martin, University of Southampton
Noah M. Meltz, University of Toronto
Walther Müller-Jentsch, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Kirsty Newsome, Strathclyde University
Paul Thompson, Strathclyde University
Michael Wachter, University of Pennsylvania

Bruce E. Kaufman is Professor of Economics and Senior Associate of the W. T. Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations at Georgia State University. He is the author of The Origins and Evolution of the Field of Industrial Relations in the United States, editor of Government Regulation of the Employment Relationship, and coeditor of Employee Representation: Alternatives and Future Directions (all from Cornell).