Contemporary Employment Relations: A Critical Introduction

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9780199545438: Contemporary Employment Relations: A Critical Introduction

Contemporary Employment Relations: A Critical Introduction offers an original, accessible, and critical approach to understanding employment relations. Based on up-to-date research studies, it considers recent developments in employment relations, defined as the way in which employment relationships are regulated, experienced, and contested. A thematic approach to the subject helps to demonstrate the contemporary relevance of employment relations, enabling students to develop an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of this key area of economic, social, and political life. The book is packed with up-to-date case studies to show how theory applies to real-life examples, from Royal Mail to McDonalds, Kettle Chips and Ryanair.

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For Lecturers:

Case study guide to accompany end-of-chapter case studies in the text
PowerPoint slides
Guide to web cases
Guide to end of chapter questions
Two video clips featuring practitioners from the TUC and Molly Maid UK discussing employee relations in both a commercial and a not-for-profit organization
Figures and tables from the book in electronic format

For Students:

Annual updates
Interactive flashcard glossary
Web links
Web case studies

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Steve Williams is a Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations at the University of Portsmouth Business School. He has researched and written about workplace partnership, vocational qualifications policy, the National Minimum Wage, employment relations in Further Education colleges, and Trade Unionism.

Derek Adam-Smith is Head of the Department of Human Resource and Marketing Management at the University of Portsmouth Business School. He was formerly a Principal Lecturer in Employment Relations in the same institution. He has researched and published articles about HIV and AIDS at work, the National Minimum Wage, and the effects of the Working Time Regulations.


"This book is clearly written, calls upon an impressive array of sources, successfully locates content within an historical context and draws connections between related concepts and debates" --Dr Vaughan Ellis, Edinburgh Napier University

"I am (as with the first edition) very impressed by the tack adopted by the authors, particularly their use of questions at key points during as well as at the outset of each chapter, and the use of 'listings' (in prose not bullet points) to summarise key explanations/issues." --Dr Margaret May, London Metropolitan University

"The chapters are focussed, direct and clear, covering a wide range of material in a logical and concise way. The references to the literature are well chosen and good use is made of seminal texts in the field. The case studies and illustrations in boxes are topical and well chosen." --Richard Warren, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Stephen Williams, Derek Adam-Smith
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2010)
ISBN 10: 019954543X ISBN 13: 9780199545438
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