ILR Review

The ILR Review celebrates its 69th anniversary at the forefront of publishing peer-reviewed research on work and employment relations. The Review, published by SAGE Publications, is part of the Cornell University ILR School, which is regarded as the leading academic institution focused on the world of work.

We are dedicated to international and interdisciplinary research that advances new theory, presents novel empirical work, and informs organizational and public policy.

Calls for Papers

1. Now accepting submissions for a conference and a special issue on The Labor Market and Human Resource Management Implications of Entrepreneurship

2. Now accepting submissions for a conference and special issue on Conflict and Its Resolution in the Changing World of Work, honoring David B. Lipsky

Current Issue – Volume 69, Number 3, May 2016


  • Editorial Essay: Introduction to the International Theme of the May 2016 Issue
    Paul Marginson
  • The Political Economy of the Neoliberal Transformation of French Industrial Relations
    Bruno Amable
  • Contesting Firm Boundaries: Institutions, Cost Structures, and the Politics of Externalization
    Virginia Doellgast, Katja Sarmiento-Mirwaldt, and Chiara Benassi
  • Between Strategy and Unpredictability: Negotiated Decision Making in German Union Mergers
    Martin Behrens and Andreas Pekarek
  • Flexibility and Security within European Labor Markets: The Role of Local Bargaining and the ‘‘Trade-Offs’’ within Multinationals’ Subsidiaries in Belgium, Britain, and Germany
    Valeria Pulignano, Nadja Doerflinger, and Fabio De Franceschi
  • Translating European Labor Relations Practices to the United States through Global Framework Agreements? German and Swedish Multinationals Compared
    Markus O. Helfen, Elke Schüßler, and Dimitris Stevis
  • Work Uncertainty and Extensive Work Effort: The Mediating Role of Human Resource Practices
    Argyro Avgoustaki
  • Shadows of the Past: The Effect of Communist Heritage on Employee Consultation
    Simon Oertel, Kirsten Thommes, and Peter Walgenbach
  • Do Employer Preferences Contribute to Sticky Floors?
    Stijn Baert, Ann-Sophie De Pauw, and Nick Deschacht
  • Do Work Decisions among Young Adults Respond to Extended Dependent Coverage?
    Youjin Hahn and Hee-Seung Yang

Book Reviews

  • The Globalization of Inequality. By François Bourguignon.
    Reviewed by Gary Fields.
  • Celebrating the Enduring Contribution of Birds of Passage: Migrant Labor and Industrial Societies. By Michael J. Piore.
    Contributions by Janice Fine, Ruth Milkman, Natasha Iskander, and Roger Waldinger.