This title was first published in 2001. With the increasing economic, political and social integration in Europe, there has been a fundamental change in labour and industrial relations. Not only in the Japanese and American challenges in the triad competition under the slogan of ’Lean Management’ but also ecological and democratic challenges are relevant. The directive for the introduction of European works councils is one example of new forms of industrial relations. The question remains since the Hofstede studies on how far will integration go in guarding the cultural specificity’s and identities. The material is structured in a logical and helpful way with a balanced and complete review of the subject. This first of two volumes concentrates on the general features of the European system of labour relations. Both volumes are addressed particularly to academics and students of business administration, economics, sociology, labour law and organizational psychology at university level, and would also be suitable for intensive courses and seminars in the private sector.

chapter 1|13 pages

The Prospects of Labour-Oriented Science and Research

ByGyörgy Széll

chapter 2|3 pages

Collective Bargaining

ByTerry McIlwee

chapter 3|18 pages

Wage Systems and Industrial Relations

ByBolle De Bal Marcel

chapter 4|23 pages

The Form of Wages or the Composition of the Wage Package

ByJörn Janssen

chapter 5|14 pages

European Human Resources Management

ByRyan Margaret

chapter 6|19 pages

Technological Change and Limitations of Theory

BySavvas Katsikides

chapter 8|21 pages

The Ecological Challenge

Edited ByEckart Hildebrandt, Eberhard Schmidt

chapter 10|22 pages

Unemployment – Industrial Relations Failure and Labour Market Failure

ByPeter De Gijsel

chapter 11|32 pages

Working Time

ByGerhard Bosch, Steffen Lehndorff

chapter 12|18 pages


ByPaul Trappe

chapter 13|23 pages

The Origins of the European Employment Strategy: Content and Limits

ByJanine Goetschy

chapter 15|17 pages

Globalisation and Human Resource Management: The End of Industrial Relations?

ByJan Kees Looise, Maarten J. van Riemsdijk

chapter 16|17 pages

Labour Relations and Social Model - A Triadic Comparison

ByWolfgang Lecher

chapter 17|20 pages


ByRenate Hornung-Draus

chapter 18|13 pages

The European Trade Union Confederation

ByAlexandra Baum