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Employment Relations

Employment Relations

A Critical and International Approach

Pauline Dibben, Geoffrey Wood, Gilton Klerck

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Develop a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of employment relations in an international context.

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About the book

Drawing on the latest research, Employment Relations is a key text for anyone studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module Managing Employment Relations as well as all those looking to expand their knowledge and understanding in this area. Covering both the conceptual debates and contextual factors relating to employment relations as well as key management interventions, this is invaluable reading for anyone looking to understand both the theory and practice of employment relations.

With coverage of the main players in employment relations - Trade Unions, Employers and the State - and critical discussion of the local, national and global effects on employment relations, Employment Relations provides a thorough grounding in the international context of employment relations. With comprehensive consideration of key workplace issues including employee engagement, discrimination, conflict, downsizing and redundancies, this is ideal reading for students and practitioners alike. Packed with exercises, examples and case studies, this book allows readers to take a critical approach to this crucial topic. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides, additional cases, annotated web links and further reading.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Conceptual Debates and Contextual Factors;
    • Chapter - 01: The Main Players in Employment Relations - Trade Unions, Employers, and the State;
    • Chapter - 02: Theories of Employment Relations;
    • Chapter - 03: Employment Relations and Human Resource Management;
    • Chapter - 04: Local, National and Global Effects on the Practice of Employment Relations;
    • Chapter - 05: Power and Authority;
  • Section - TWO: Management Interventions in Employment Relations;
    • Chapter - 06: Voice;
    • Chapter - 07: Employee Engagement;
    • Chapter - 08: Pay and Reward;
    • Chapter - 09: Discrimination, Difference and Diversity;
    • Chapter - 10: Discipline and Grievance;
    • Chapter - 11: Conflict and Dispute Resolution;
    • Chapter - 12: Downsizing and Redundancy;
    • Chapter - 13: Conclusion: The Relevance of Employment Relations and Comparative Employment Relations


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Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843982685
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 18th February 2011
  • Paperback
  • Format: 248x190
  • 400 pages

About the Author

Pauline Dibben is Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Gilton Klerck is Professor of Sociology at Rhodes University, South Africa.

Geoffrey Wood is Professor in Human Resource Management at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Pauline Dibben

Geoffrey Wood

Gilton Klerck