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Title Comparative Workplace Employment Relations : an Analysis of Practice in Britain and France / edited by Thomas Amossé, Alex Bryson, John Forth, Héloïse Petit.

Published London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (XXV, 296 pages) : online resource
Series Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on the Contributors; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Boxes; 1: Managing and€Working in€Britain and€France: An€Introduction; Introduction; Our Contribution; Comparing Workplace Employment Relations; A Brief Portrait of€Two Economies; Using Workplace Surveys for€Comparative Research; The Survey Populations; The Outline of€the€Book; Reporting Conventions; References; 2: Workplace Structure and€Governance: How Do Employers Differ Between Britain and€France?; Introduction; The Demographic Characteristics of€Business Units.
Workplace Size and€Firm Structure Nature of€the€Market; Age of€Workplace; The Management of€Human Resources at the€Workplace; Who Is Responsible for€HR?; The Autonomy of€Branch Sites over HR Issues; The Position of€the€Workplace Within Broader Networks; Ownership and€Governance; Stock Market Listing; Family and€Foreign Ownership; Ownership and€Remuneration; Summary and€Conclusions; References; 3: Employee Expression and€Representation at Work: Voice or€Exit?; Introduction; Arrangements for€Employee Representation and€Voice; Institutional Context; Union Representation.
Non-union Representation Arrangements for€Direct Communication and€Consultation; Mapping Voice Regimes Across Workplaces; The Correlates of€Different Voice Arrangements; Workplace Trade Union Representatives; Workplace Non-union Representatives; Arrangements for€Direct Voice; What Role for€Compositional Differences?; An Overview of€Voice Arrangements: Complementarity or Substitution?; What Do Voice Regimes Do in the€Two Countries?; Aspects of€the€Social Functioning of€the€Workplace; Wages, Labour Productivity, and€Financial Performance.
The Attitudes of€Managers and€Employees at€the€Workplace Conclusion; References; 4: Tenure, Skill Development, and€Pay: The€Role of€Internal Labour Markets; Introduction; Recruitment and€Tenure; Wages; A Composite Indicator of€ILM Orientation; Profiling ILM Workplaces and€Workers; Which Workplaces Have an€ILM Orientation?; Which Employees Are Located in€Workplaces with€ILMs?; Skill Development and€Training; Different Institutional Settings; Off-the-Job Training and€ILMs; Other Motivations for€Off-the-Job Training; Contracts; Patterns of€Use in€2011.
Which Workplaces Use Non-permanent Labour? Conclusion; References; 5: Work Organisation and Human Resource Management: Does Context Matter?; Introduction; HRM Practices and Work Organisation in France and Britain; Work Organisation and Technology; Incentives and Performance Evaluation; Target Setting; Bundles of Practices Rather than Trade-offs; How Do the Patterns Compare Between Britain and France?; London and Paris Look Similar but Britain Faces an Acute Spatial Divide; HRM Across Industries; Workplace Characteristics: Universal or Contingent Effects?
Summary This comprehensive study provides a perceptive portrait of workplace employment relations in Britain and France using comparable data from two large-scale surveys: the British Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) and the French Enquête Relations Professionnelles et Négociations d'Entreprise (REPONSE). These extensive linked employer-employee surveys provide nationally-representative data on private sector employment relations in all but the smallest workplaces, and offer a unique opportunity to compare and contrast workplace employment relations under two very different employment regimes. An insightful read for all academics and students of employment, the findings also have implications for practitioners and policy-makers keen to identify and promote "best practice."
Other author Amossé, Thomas, editor.
Bryson, Alex, editor.
Forth, John, editor.
Petit, Héloïse, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Business.
Manpower policy.
Social responsibility of business.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781137574190
Standard Number 10.1057/978-1-137-57419-0