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The theory and practice of pay setting

Bryson, Alex and Forth, John (2008) The theory and practice of pay setting. In: Blyton, Paul, Heery, Edmund, Bacon, Nicolas and Fiorito, Jack, (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Industrial Relations. Sage Publishing, London, UK, pp. 491-512. ISBN 9781412911542

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Abstract

Over the last two decades, a number of factors have converged to produce a major rethink about the field of Industrial Relations. Globalization, the decline of trade unions, the spread of high performance work systems, and the emergence of a more feminized, flexible work-force have opened new avenues of inquiry. The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations charts these changes and analyzes them. It provides a systematic, comprehensive survey of the field. The book is organized into four interrelated sections: •Theorizing Industrial Relations •The changing institutions that shape employment practice •The processes used by governments, employers, and unions •Income inequality, employee wellbeing, business performance, and national comparative advantages The result is a work of unprecedented scope and unparalleled ambition. It offers a compete guide to the central debates, new developments, and emerging themes in the field. It will quickly be recognized as the indispensable reference for teachers, students and researchers. It is relevant to economists, lawyers, sociologists, business and management researchers, and Industrial Relations specialists.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2008 Sage Publications Ltd
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2012 13:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/45643/

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