Workforce Restructuring in Europe

Author: Eversheds
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847667007
Format: PDF, ePub
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Covering all 27 EU Member states and Norway and Sweden, each chapter is devoted to a different jurisdiction and follows a template for easy comparison of how to approach the same issue in different jurisdictions. Chapters cover: Individual redundancies; Collective Redundancies; Outsourcing; Use of temporary workers; Business sale (asset transfer) within country; Business sale (asset transfer) to another EU country; Business sale (asset transfer) outside the EU; Business sale (share sale); Case study: Key issues in a site closure or business transfer in country.

Restructuring Work and Employment in Europe

Author: Sian Moore
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848442831
Format: PDF, Docs
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This collection of essays offers a survey of restructuring processes in Europe and their outcomes. . . Given the likelihood of increased dislocation in labor markets, the book is a timely contribution. Recommended. R.L. Hogler, Choice This detailed, comprehensive study on downsizing in Europe is underpinned by cross-national, interdisciplinary empirical research on restructuring management in five European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. It contains systematic national comparative overviews, and transversal analyses of more than 30 in-depth case studies, taking into account a broad range of perspectives across professional human resources managers, unions representatives, local and national civil servants, social workers and physicians. The authors examine strategic choices and practices in national and local contexts, showing that the practice of restructuring is not as heterogeneous as many previous studies have indicated or predicted. Systematic policy proposals for better economic and social management of restructuring are also prescribed. This team of well-known economists and social scientists have prepared a book that will appeal to consultants and human resource managers and employees, especially in transnational firms, as well as to students in industrial relations, in labour economics, and in sociology. It will also be of special interest to members of the European Commission and policymakers involved in employment and social affairs.

Key Issues in Women s Work

Author: Catherine Hakim
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781904385165
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Women's employment is one of the most widely-discussed and often-misunderstood issues of modern society. Are women today oppressed, or do they have the best of both worlds? Do women have to go out to work to gain equality with men, or do they already do more than their share of domestic work, caring work and voluntary work as well as work in the informal economy? Do women seek careers on the same terms as men, or are they content to be dependent wives or secondary earners taking jobs on a short-term basis? How important is job segregation in explaining the 20% pay gap between men and women? Have equal opportunities laws had any real impact? Are women in Europe lagging behind, or are they at the forefront of developments in modern societies? This new updated edition of Catherine Hakim's classic text addresses all the key issues currently debated in relation to women's work - in the domestic sphere, as well as paid employment. Dr Hakim tests the power of patriarchy theory and preference theory against economic theories. Sex discrimination, work-life balance, part-time work, flexible hours, homeworking, career patterns across the life cycle, labour mobility, labour turnover, the returns to education, occupational segregation, the pay gap, the glass ceiling, and the impact of European Union policies are all considered. Analysis of historical developments over the twentieth century, based on censuses, is complemented by case studies of people working in occupations undergoing dramatic change. Throughout the book, comparisons are drawn between the USA, Britain, other European countries, Canada, Australia, and also China, Japan and other Far Eastern societies. The analysis draws on sociology, economics, psychology, labour law, history and social anthropology to conclude that the diversity of women's life goals and lifestyle preferences is increasing. This explains the growing polarisation of women's employment and many contradictory recent research results.

Industrial Restructuring in European Transition Economies

Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe. Committee for Trade, Industry, and Enterprise Development
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211168105
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Industrial restructuring is one of the key challenges facing the countries of central and eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States at their current stage of transition towards a market economy. This publication contains papers presented at a meeting held in Geneva in February 2002 to discuss both the progress made to date and future challenges.

Large Firms and Institutional Change

Author: Bob Hancké
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199252053
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book analyses the revival of the French economy at the end of the twentieth century and shows how large firms took the lead in that process becoming the drivers of economic adjustment. Hancké provides the reader with a critique of neo-institutionalist perspectives on firms. By demonstrating how large firms in France changed their institutional environment to fit their own needs, he offers an important new perspective on the political economy of industrial and economic change.

The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

Author: Adrian Wilkinson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191651494
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There have been numerous accounts exploring the relationship between institutions and firm practices. However, much of this literature tends to be located into distinct theoretical-traditional 'silos', such as national business systems, social systems of production, regulation theory, or varieties of capitalism, with limited dialogue between different approaches to enhance understanding of institutional effects. Again, evaluations of the relationship between institutions and employment relations have tended to be of the broad-brushstroke nature, often founded on macro-data, and with only limited attention being accorded to internal diversity and details of actual practice. The Handbook aims to fill this gap by bringing together an assembly of comprehensive and high quality chapters to enable understanding of changes in employment relations since the early 1970s. Theoretically-based chapters attempt to link varieties of capitalism, business systems, and different modes of regulation to the specific practice of employment relations, and offer a truly comparative treatment of the subject, providing frameworks and empirical evidence for understanding trends in employment relations in different parts of the world. Most notably, the Handbook seeks to incorporate at a theoretical level regulationist accounts and recent work that link bounded internal systemic diversity with change, and, at an applied level, a greater emphasis on recent applied evidence, specifically dealing with the employment contract, its implementation, and related questions of work organization. It will be useful to academics and students of industrial relations, political economy, and management.


Author: University of Wisconsin--Madison. Institute for Research on Poverty
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Between Market Institutions Is there leeway for local actors in shaping restructuring in Europe

Publisher: Presses univ. de Louvain
ISBN: 287558068X
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Mnemosyne, o la costruzione del senso è la rivista annuale dell'Osservatorio scientifico della memoria scritta, orale, filmica e del patrimonio autobiografico, un gruppo di ricerca internazionale e interdisciplinare che studia la forma delle espressioni e la retorica del discorso in prima persona. A questa pubblicazione danno il loro contributo storici, linguisti, specialisti di narratologia e di letteratura, antropologi ed esperti dei media. I soggetti trattati sono le arti della scena, il racconto e la corrispondenza, il patrimonio materiale, il saper-fare. Rivista pubblicata con l'aiuto finanziario del Fonds national de la recherche scientifique (Belgio).