President IIRA: Tadashi Hanami


Reporter: Russell D. Lansbury, University of Sydney, Australia

  • Do High Performance Work Systems Pay Off? Kalleberg, Appelbaum, Bailey and Berg.
  • Skills Formation in the Knowledge Based Economy: Transformation Pressures In European High-Technology Industries. Lam.
  • Can the Right Kinds of Labour Institutions Create Jobs? Marsden.
  • Development of Atypical Forms of Employment: How Japan Differs from European Countries (France in Particular). Suzuki, Ogura.
  • The impact of the information society on the world of work in developed countries. Blanpain.
  • The network revolution: A study of the impact of electronic commerce and the industrial relations implications. Browne.
  • Work relationships, Employee Attitudes and the Intensification of Work in Telephone Call Centres in Australia. Deery, Iverson and Walsh
  • International comparison of determinants of creativity and performance of R&D Engineers. Ishida, Ishikawa.
  • Temporary work and telework. Ladwig, Domsch, Kleiminger.
  • Diversity in contingent employment practices in the Philippins: Policy Options. Amante
  • Labour Market change and the contingent workforce: the use of employment agencies. Druker and Stanworth.
  • Contingent employment contracts: are existing employment theories still relevant? Gallagher and Sverke.
  • Job perceptions of leased employees in Taiwan. Jean.
  • The perspectives for a new and comprehensive vision of the protection of workers. Marin.
  • Diversification in the use of atypical workers at the Japanese establishments. Nishikawa.
  • Employee leasing and job satisfaction: Case of Korea (contingent employment arrangement in Korea and its impact on employee wellbeing. Park.
  • Technological change, training, and job tasks in a high-tech industry. Campbell.
  • Technology and market forces – and how they are as well conditioned by as influencing institutionalized industrial relations. Sorensen and Sommer.
  • Return to taylorism? Work organization and labour policy in the German auto industry.


Reporter: William Brown, University of Cambridge, UK

  • Labour regulations and workplace labour relations in Southern Africa. Fashoyin.
  • Globalisation, EMU and industrial relations in the European Union. Kauppinen.
  • The emergence of regional systems of employment relations: the case of the European Union. Keller.
  • Labor standards and international trade: the case of child labor in Brazil. Pastore.
  • Global unionism: Organisational challenges. Borgers.
  • The social effects of globalization on labour law. Moreau and Trudeau.
  • Impact of globalisation on national and regional systems of industrial relations. Ratnam.
  • The social dimension to regional trading blocs: lessons from the EU and NAFTA. Teague.
  • Regulation of occupational health and safety in the NAFTA countries: Divergent models. Thompson.
  • Bargaining on employment in Europe: the example of the European car industry. Zagelmeyer.
  • The implications of internationalisation of competition and regulation for decentralisation within European industrial relations systems. Arrowsmith and Sisson.
  • From the national to the local: the effects of globalization on Indian industrial relations. Bhattacherjee.
  • Labour relations and the law in three East Asian NICs: Some problems and issues for comparative labour law inquiry. Mitchell.
  • The institutional framework of labour relations in the transformation countries of Central and Eastern Europe: views on the research agenda. Zeuner.
  • The impact of globalization on industrial relations in Asia. A comparative review and analysis. Kuruvilla and Erickson.
  • Changes in labour market regulation: A comparative study of the impacts of global competition on Danish and New Zealand labour market trends. Rasmussen and Lind.
  • Human resource management strategies and foreign direct investment in the U.S. Cooke.
  • Country-of-origin effects and the management of HR/IR in multinationals: German companies in Britain and Spain. Ferner, Quintanilla and Varul.
  • An exploration framework for Globalizing human resource management: implications from the Jpanese MNCs under transformation challenge. Kuan.
  • HRM strategy of Japanese MNCs in the European Union – Managing uniformity vs. diversity -. Nagai.
  • Management development of professionals of a diverse workforce in global corporations. Subbarao.


Reporter: Harry C. Katz, Cornell University, USA

  • Workers’ participation in modernising Durgapur steel plant. Bhattacharya.
  • A new challenge for trade unions – the cooperational modernization of municipal services in Finland. Kalliola.
  • Participation and democracy at work. Lapointe.
  • Employee perceptions of job influence under varying forms of organizational participation. Delbridge and Whitfield.
  • The future of the labour movement: Some observations on developing countries. Jose.
  • Korean trade union movement, manpower policy and labour market. Kim.
  • The future of the Labor movement in Japan: experiments and possibilities. Kuwahara.
  • The future of the Labor Movement in Italy. Pisani and Brighi.
  • The future of the labour movement in France, the decline in the rate of organization reasons and prospects. Rojot.
  • The future of the lbor movement in the USA. Wheeler.
  • Union weakness and collective interests in Eastern Europe: Recent evidence from Hungary. Frege and Toth.
  • Globalization and international industrial relations in maritime transport: the multinational collective bargaining system in flag-of-convention shipping. Koch-Baumgarten.
  • The strategic revival and renewal of labour movements: the experiences of Britain and Japan. Salmon, Delbridge, Heery, Simms, Simpson and Tabata.
  • Essential service unionism and the new industrial relations. Fleming and Peetz.
  • Is there a future for a labour accord in South Africa? Harcourt and Wood.
  • Workplace change in South Africa: Labour and Management participation in implementing change in the plastic conversion industry at the workplace level – A cluster initiative. Van Wyk and Pienaar.
  • The role of union in the two-stage privatization of state-owned enterprises – A case study of the Taiwan aerospace industrial development corporation. Wei.
  • The changes in the bases of the “employee participation system” in China. Xu.


  • From deregulation to co-regulation – neo-corporatism and its contribution to a theory of coordinated labor market regulation. Jorgensen.
  • Flexibility and fairness in Indian labour policy: A study of social protection programs. Reguri.
  • Work-family balancing: How to reconcile work and family while ensuring fairness and equality for women? Tremblay.
  • Equal opportunities and collective bargaining in 15 European countries. Weiler.
  • Looking for a new balance between family life and working life – a Scandinavian perspective. Holt.
  • Global equity in the Twenty-First century in selected countries. Jain.
  • Harmonization between family responsibility and work in Japan: Meaning of child care and elderly care for working woman. Maeda.
  • Prospects for women workers at East Asia Air: Sky’s the limit or rough climb though thick clouds?. Ng and Fosh.
  • Balancing work and family responsibilities – an Australian perspective. Ross.
  • An evaluation of labour flexibility initiatives in a medium sized public sector organization. Baetge and Hortman.
  • Building fairness and flexibility through labour management partnerships. Changra and Ratnam.
  • Does performance pay lead to greater job flexibility in public services? Marsden, French and Kubo.
  • 6+6 working time model: reduced working time as a tool in reorganising work flexibility. Peltola.
  • New designs for promotion labor flexibility and social protection in Eastern and Central Europe. Swiatkowski.
  • Employment arrangements, enterprise bargaining and gender in small and large Australian workplaces. Strachan.
  • Training or subsidised jobs- what works? Employment impact of seven Swedish labour market programmes. Harkman and Johansson.
  • Employee inventions and works for hire in Japan. Lo.
  • Recruitment problems: Reasons for short-term job mismatch and policies to tackle it. Raisanen.
  • The consequences of public policy toward the older worker in America and Japan under a global economy. Siegel.
  • Creating jobs, creating workers: enterprise reform and employment strategies for redundant workers in the people’s republic of China. Sun.


  • Changing employment relations in seven Asia-Pacific Countries. Bamber, Leggett and Ross.
  • Industrial relations and the Asian economic crisis: an analysis of the short term impacts and long term implications for industrial relations systems. Erickson and Kuruvilla.
  • Social and labour agendas in the first half ot 21st century in Asia. Nakamura.
  • Financial crisis, labor flexibility and social safety net in Korea and Thailand. Park and Siengthai.
  • The future of Chinese industrial relations: A critical evaluation in its Asia Pacific Regional Context. Warner.
  • Migration and labor relations in post-crisis Asia. Battistella.
  • Recovery from the crisis: the prospects for social dialogue in East Asia. Campbell.
  • Hong Kong in the Twenty-First century: Challenges and opportunities for labour. Chiu and Levin.
  • A critical analysis of the rationale underpinning human resource astrategies in turbulent times: Thailand and Vietnam. Kamoche.
  • Globalization and the Asian economic crisis: an assessment of the social accord initiatives in the Philippines. Ofreneo.
  • Effective skill formation: the missing link between capital investment and increasing prosperity. Verma and Betcherman.
  • Variations in Employment relations between indigenous Taiwanese firms and their subsidiaries in Mainland China. Chen, Lawler and Bae.
  • Factors influencing labor-management relations in foreign subsidiaries. Park and Yu.
  • Personnel policies in Sino-Foreign joint ventures and foreign subsidiaries in the people’s republic of China. Sadowski.
  • Foreign direct investment and employment management: the response of Japanese companies abroad to local labour law. Yamakawa.
  • Employee participation, organizational commitment and human resource management policies in Taiwan’s privatizing companies. Chiu and Han.
  • Employee representation and workplace participation (focus on Philippine labor management councils). Gatchallan.
  • The impact of globalization on employment and industrial relations: the 21st century scenario of Bangladesh. Hoque.
  • Emerging patterns of human resource management in Korea: evidence from large Korean firms. Kim and Yu.
  • Comparative research on Employment practices in Japan and Korea – with a focus on the convernsion from know-how secrecy to know-how openness in the steel industry – Hak Soo.
  • The Indian Industrial Relations System and its viability in the context of globalization. Ramesh.
  • Cambodia’s industrial relations: in search of a strategic framework. Rong.
  • Globalization and national industrial relations systems: Implications from the Singapore case. Tan.
  • Employment relations – national characteristics and their changes. Vinh.
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