Current Debates in Labour Economics Industrial Relations

As the outcome of the 7th International Congress, the papers in this Volume cover a wide range of topics related to the main theme of the conference, titled “Current Debates in Social Sciences”, and basically focus on labor economics ...

Author: Çağatay Edgücan Şahin

Publisher: IJOPEC

ISBN: 1912503344

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 161

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As the outcome of the 7th International Congress, the papers in this Volume cover a wide range of topics related to the main theme of the conference, titled “Current Debates in Social Sciences”, and basically focus on labor economics and industrial relations. In this context, the articles in the book draw attention to the different aspects of labor markets such as migration, agricultural workers, child workers, cooperatives, seafarers, poverty, social assistance, social dialogue, emotional labor, labor and discipline, pensions, and ethical leadership. Both theoretical and empirical papers deal with the issues regarding labor market of Turkey. We believe that these papers will contribute to the development of debates in labor economics and industrial relations and encourage interdisciplinary approaches.



Labour Economics and Industrial Relations

This book Labour economics and Industrial Relations will equipp students and business Managers in taking better decisions and challenges posed by micro and macro-economics environment.

Author: Onyi JOSEPH

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

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Page: 310

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This textbook is a product of many years of research in the field of Labour Economics. In Economics, labour refers to the economic resource that includes all forms of human effort that result in the production of a good or service in exchange for a wage or salary. Labour Economics and Industrial Relations is the branch of economics that studies the nature and determinants of employment and compensation. Particular emphasis is placed on the role played by social institutions and different types of market structures that jointly determine the pattern and mobility or speed of adjustment in the labour market where human labour inputs are bought and sold. Labour economics seeks to understand the functioning and dynamics of the markets for wage labour. Labour economics looks at the suppliers of labour services (workers), the demands of labour services (employers), and attempts to understand the resulting pattern of wages, employment, and income. Labour markets function through the interaction of workers and employers. Labour economics and Industries Relations field tries to understand and explain dynamics and functioning of labour market, both at theoretical and empirical levels. The field has a significant policy orientation, with a strong theoretical background. The mainstream approaches towards labour economics is micro-economically founded and based on the concept of labour marginal productivity which in equilibrium is equal to labour compensation. Macroeconomic techniques look at the interrelations between the labour market, the goods market, the money market, and the foreign trade market. It looks at how these interactions influence macro variables such as employment levels, participation rates, aggregate income and gross domestic product.The book is highly commendable for its broad approach in treating the concept Labour Economics and Industrial Relations. Given that labour economics deals with 'real world' issues, the empirical side of the subject is very important. This book Labour economics and Industrial Relations will equipp students and business Managers in taking better decisions and challenges posed by micro and macro-economics environment. Students will find the "objectives of the Chapter" and Questions and Discussions" listed at the beginning and end of each chapter to be a useful guides. Given the type of questions that it seeks to answer, the book will be particularly useful for undergraduates' students, Post graduate students as well as business managers interested in careers in a range of government departments as well as private sectors.

The Economics of Trade Unions

This volume makes use of a unique dataset of hundreds of empirical studies and their reported estimates of the microeconomic impact of trade unions.

Author: Hristos Doucouliagos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317498283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Richard B. Freeman and James L. Medoff’s now classic 1984 book What Do Unions Do? stimulated an enormous theoretical and empirical literature on the economic impact of trade unions. Trade unions continue to be a significant feature of many labor markets, particularly in developing countries, and issues of labor market regulations and labor institutions remain critically important to researchers and policy makers. The relations between unions and management can range between cooperation and conflict; unions have powerful offsetting wage and non-wage effects that economists and other social scientists have long debated. Do the benefits of unionism exceed the costs to the economy and society writ large, or do the costs exceed the benefits? The Economics of Trade Unions offers the first comprehensive review, analysis and evaluation of the empirical literature on the microeconomic effects of trade unions using the tools of meta-regression analysis to identify and quantify the economic impact of trade unions, as well as to correct research design faults, the effects of selection bias and model misspecification. This volume makes use of a unique dataset of hundreds of empirical studies and their reported estimates of the microeconomic impact of trade unions. Written by three authors who have been at the forefront of this research field (including the co-author of the original volume, What Do Unions Do?), this book offers an overview of a subject that is of huge importance to scholars of labor economics, industrial and employee relations, and human resource management, as well as those with an interest in meta-analysis.


Industrial Relations in the Future

This book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of labour economics, industrial sociology, economics, and public policy.

Author: Michael Poole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000543757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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First published in 1984, Industrial Relations in the Future highlights probable developments in Britain’s system of industrial relations into the 1990s. It also provides a basis for further and detailed analysis and debate of issues central to the nation’s future. Written by distinguished scholars in their respective fields, the three main sections give reviews from three contrasting traditions- mainstream industrial relations, industrial sociology and management, and labour economics. These accounts are highly complementary in the ways in which, in each and every case, issues of collective bargaining, managerial strategy and union response, and the behaviour of governments are all set against a broad backcloth of economic, political, and social changes. The authors see the ultimate outcome as depending greatly on the policies and types of action of organised labour, managements and governments, and possibly of wider social movements as well. This book will be an essential read for scholars and researchers of labour economics, industrial sociology, economics, and public policy.


Modern Labour Economics

The book also contains case studies designed to illuminate theoretical concepts and exercises and discussion questions to test the students understanding of the various concepts outlined in the text.

Author: Peter Sloane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135086192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

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Labour economics as a discipline has changed dramatically in recent years. Gone are the days of a "job for life". These days, firms and employees are part of a less regulated, more fluid, and more international labour market. Knowledge, training, human resource development and human capital are all major factors on the contemporary scene. This new textbook is the first properly international textbook to reflect these swingeing changes. Its key areas of concentration include: the increasing importance of human capital including education and occupational choice the major subdivision of personnel economics including economic inactivity and absenteeism comparative cross country studies and the impact of globalization and migration on national labour markets equal opportunities and issues of discrimination on the basis of race, gender and disability conflict at work, including both strikes and, uniquely, individual disputes. Other issues explored include the supply and demand of labour, wages, the current role of trade unions, bargaining and conflict, and working time. The book is written in a clear, accessible way with some mathematical exposition, reflecting the text’s grounding in current microeconomic theory. The book also contains case studies designed to illuminate theoretical concepts and exercises and discussion questions to test the students understanding of the various concepts outlined in the text.