First published in 1985, Comparative Industrial Relations is a comprehensive introductory text exploring the subject of cross-national comparisons of industrial relations.

The book surveys, integrates and reviews a wealth of literature and research relating to comparative industrial relations structures and procedures. It covers key themes within industrial relations and incorporates material from a wide range of areas, including Western Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia. The considerable variety of differing practices and institutions are highlighted and examined, and extensive analysis and explanation is given to their similarities and differences.

Comparative Industrial Relations provides detailed and varied perspectives on the contemporary state of knowledge within this important field.

chapter 1|19 pages

Introduction: Comparative Approaches

chapter 2|29 pages

Trade Unions

chapter 3|21 pages


chapter 4|30 pages

Collective Bargaining

chapter 5|28 pages

The Role of the State

chapter 6|30 pages

Industrial Conflict and Strikes

chapter 7|26 pages

Workers' Participation in Decision-Making