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05 January 2006

372 Pages | 8 tables

ISBN: 9780199272433

Bookseller Code (06)

Contemporary Employment Relations

A Critical Introduction

Steve Williams and Derek Adam-Smith

  • An accessible introduction to employment relations that, far from being prescriptive, presents the material in such a way as to encourage critical thinking.
  • Uses an innovative thematic approach, as opposed to an institutional approach, which allows students to make greater linkages between topics.
  • Takes a contemporary approach to teaching employment relations by putting the employment relationship at the heart of the discussion rather than taking a managerial perspective.
  • Discussion of current topics such as: - the implications of globalization - the significance of 'family-friendly' and 'work-life balance' policies - the dynamics of workplace partnership - the impact of minimum wage and working time legislation - the causes and effects of work intensification provides students with relevant research and an up-to-date perspective.
  • End-of-section (as opposed to end-of-chapter) summaries and further reading enable students to continuously check their understanding and follow up references as required.
  • A companion web site with extensive resources for both lecturer and student allows for the subject area to be fully updated and new legislation added.

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