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New Book: International & Comparative Employment Relations: Global Crises & Institutional Responses

New Book: Special Offer!

International & Comparative Employment Relations: Global Crises & Institutional Responses, new edition, Greg J Bamber, Fang Lee Cooke, Virginia Doellgast & Chris F Wright, editors

The standard reference for a worldwide readership of students, scholars & practitioners in international agencies, governments, employers & unions, this book offers a new & systematic overview. Experts examine the practice and context of employment relations in 13 countries: economic, historical, legal, social & political. The authors consider roles of various players; processes of employment relations including: collective bargaining, arbitration & employee involvement; as well as multinational enterprises; global supply chains; implications of digitalisation & new technologies; climate change & the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors & contentsGuy Ryder, Foreword; The editors, Introduction: Internationally Comparative Approaches to Employment Relations, & Conclusions: Globalisation, Crises & Institutional Responses; Stewart Johnstone & Tony Dobbins, UK; Harry C. Katz & Alexander J.S. Colvin, USA; Scott Walsworth, Sean O’Brady & Daphne G. Taras, Canada; Chris F. Wright & Sarah Kaine, Australia; Lisa Dorigatti & Roberto Pedersini, Italy; Élodie Béthoux & Patrice Laroche, France; Berndt K. Keller & Anja Kirsch, Germany; Søren Kaj Andersen, Nana Wesley Hansen, Jørgen Steen Madsen & Jesper Due, Denmark; Katsuyuki Kubo & Kazuya Ogura. Japan; Byoung-Hoon Lee, South Korea; Fang Lee Cooke, China; Ernesto Noronha & Premilla D’Cruz, India; Johann Maree, Gilton Klerck & Asanda-Jonas Benya, South Africa.

Special 25% discount if ordering within 10 days, then only £35.24. Use promo. code BAMBER25

Other currencies' prices reflect exchange rates. Please suggest to the library. Review copies and e-copies available.  2021.  ISBN: 9781526499653

If you consider recommending or reviewing it, SAGE Publishing may provide a free copy; click on one of these links!

The 7th edition is all updated with new examples and discussion questions to engage students and encourage critical thinking. Website includes slides for use in teaching and web links to enhance learning. Proceeds from the book contribute to charities that foster health-related research and hunger-relief.

Some of the book’s contributors will participate in the webinar below: You’re invited too!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
10 - 11:30 am Eastern Time (New York Time)

New International and Comparative Labor and Employment Challenges: A Four Country Discussion

Sponsored by LERA International Interest Section

This webinar will include insights from Canada, Germany, South Africa and the USA. Speakers will discuss employment relations issues in global supply chains, climate change and restructuring of sectoral employment, digitalisation, and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. How are such issues posing new and potentially transformative challenges for employment relations systems and stakeholders?



Discussant: Thomas A. Kochan, George M. Bunker Professor, Institute for Work and Employment Research, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA


There is no charge for this webinar, but please register for it. The Zoom link for the webinar will be sent to those registered after they register and also on the day of the webinar. A recording will be available to everyone who registers, even if they were not able to attend then.

At the registration site, you will be asked to input your name, email, affiliation (university/organization), and optionally other information. You will then receive a confirmation email that will include a unique link and additional information to join the meeting. 


11th May 2021