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This book's essays analyze innovative responses by unions, corporations and governments to job loss caused by economic restructuring, drawing on examples from Western Europe and the U.S.


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Download 1. Introduction / Stephen R. Sleigh (1.2 MB)

Download 2. Economic Development and Industrial Relations in a Small-Firm Economy : The Experience of Metalworkers in Emilia-Romangna, Italy / Bruce Herman (1.4 MB)

Download 3. Managing Local Development : Lessons from Spain / Michael Barzelay (1.7 MB)

Download 4. Worker Democracy in Socialist France / Bernard E. Brown (835 KB)

Download 5. International Competition and the Organization of Production : The Study Action Team Process at Trico Products / Peter Lazes (849 KB)

Download 6. Collaborative Restructuring Efforts : Textile and Apparel Labor-Management Innovation Network, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania / Robery Coy, Saul Rubinstein, Michael Shay (1.1 MB)

Download 7. Labor and Industrial Relations Strategies in the State of Michigan / Michael Schippani (764 KB)

Download 8. Applying Skills-Based Automation Through Participatory Management : The Center for Applied Technology / Frank Emspak (1.1 MB)

Download 9. Social Democratic Trade Unions and Politics : Can the End of the Social Democratic Trade Unions be the Beginning of a New Kind of Social Democratic Politics? / Charles F. Sabel (2.1 MB)

Download 10. Training and the New Industrial Relations : A Strategic Role for Unions / Wolfgang Streeck (1.6 MB)


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LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Employment relationships; Unions and collective bargaining

Economic Restructuring and Emerging Patterns of Industrial Relations




Sleigh, Stephen R., ed. 1993. Economic Restructuring and Emerging Patterns of Industrial Relations. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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