List of Common Abbreviations.
List of Contributors.
1 Work, the Employment Relationship and the Field of Industrial Relations (Trevor Colling and Michael Terry).
Section One British Industrial Relations in Comparative Context.
2 British Industrial Relations: Between Security and Flexibility (Colin Crouch).
3 British Industrial Relations: The European Dimension (Richard Hyman).
Section Two Actors.
4 Management: Caught Between Competing Views of the Organization (Keith Sisson and John Purcell).
5 State, Capital and Labour Relations in Crisis (Jason Heyes and Peter Nolan).
6 Trade Unions: Power and Infl uence in a Changed Context (Melanie Simms and Andy Charlwood).
Section Three Contexts.
7 Public Sector Industrial Relations: The Challenge of Modernization (Stephen Bach).
8 Industrial Relations in the Private Sector (James Arrowsmith).
9 Multinational Companies: Transforming National Industrial Relations? (Paul Marginson and Guglielmo Meardi).
10 Industrial Relations in Small Firms (Monder Ram and Paul Edwards).
Section Four Processes.
11 Negotiation and Collective Bargaining (William Brown).
12 Employee Representation (Michael Terry).
13 The Changing Legal Framework of Employment Relations (Linda Dickens and Mark Hall).
14 Legal Institutions and the Regulation of Workplaces (Trevor Colling).
Section Five Outcomes.
15 Pay and Working Time: Shifting Contours of the Employment Relationship (Damien Grimshaw and Jill Rubery).
16 Industrial Relations and Economic Performance (Paul Edwards and Sukanya Sengupta).
17 Skills Policy and the Displacement of Industrial Relations: The Elephant in the Corner? (Ewart Keep, Caroline Lloyd and Jonathan Payne).
18 Equality and Diversity: The Ultimate Industrial Relations Concern (Deborah Dean and Sonia Liff).
New material has been added on:
- The influence and impact of the European Union
- Health and safety issues
- Job insecurity and unemployment
- Social partnerships in the workplace
- The National Minimum Wage
- Non-union workplace representation
- The consequences of new organisational structures and forms of employment
- Industrial relations in small firms
- Employee involvement and participation.
In addition, the revised edition incorporates the most recent findings of the government-sponsored survey into workplace practices. While the in-depth analysis and challenging level of debate which characterised previous editions have been maintained, the design has been restructured in order to make the material more accessible for students.