Edited by Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer and Elaine Farndale
Chapter 11: Comparative employment relations: definitional, disciplinary, and development issues
This chapter outlines how employment relations are understood and how they are said to be changing. Following a detailed definition of ‘employment relations’, the authors present the different theoretical underpinnings of this field of study and how each might be more or less relevant in different country academic traditions. A detailed presentation is made of the convergence debate within the comparative employment relations field, exploring how things might be changing over time across countries. Consequently, this chapter includes a discussion of the ‘Uberisation’ of employment relations, when employment itself disappears.
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