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Theoretical Perspectives on Work and the Employment Relationship
Bruce Kaufman (Editor)


Paper, 2004 ISBN: 978-0-913447-88-8
$ 29.95   £22.95

Developing a strong theoretical base for research and practice in industrial relations and human resource management has to date remained a largely unfulfilled challenge. This pioneering volume helps close the theory gap by presenting contributions from fifteen leading scholars that develop and extend theoretical perspectives on work and the employment relationship. Subject areas covered include theories of employment relations systems, varieties of capitalism, the labor process, new institutional economics, individual work motivation, strategic human resource management, a theory of transaction costs and employment contracts, efficiency versus equity, and comparative industrial relations. Contributors Greg Bamber, Griffith University Julian Barling, Queen?s University John Budd, University of Minnesota Daniel Gallagher, James Madison University John Godard, University of Manitoba Rafael Gomez, London School of Economics and University of Toronto Richard Hyman, London School of Economics Bruce E. Kaufman, Georgia State University Kevin Kelloway, St. Mary?s University David Marsden, London School of Economics Roderick Martin, University of Southampton Noah M. Meltz, University of Toronto Walther M?ller-Jentsch, Ruhr-Universit?t Bochum Kirsty Newsome, Strathclyde University Paul Thompson, Strathclyde University Michael Wachter, University of Pennsylvania

About the Author
Bruce E. Kaufman is Professor of Economics and Senior Associate of the W. T. Beebe Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations at Georgia State University. He is the author of The Origins and Evolution of the Field of Industrial Relations in the United States, editor of Government Regulation of the Employment Relationship, and coeditor of Employee Representation: Alternatives and Future Directions (all from Cornell).

Subject Areas
Industrial and Labor Relations
Sociology of Work
Business Management & Human Resources