Advances in Industrial & Labor Relations

ISBN: 978-0-76231-152-1, eISBN: 978-1-84950-305-1

ISSN: 0742-6186

Publication date: 30 December 2004


Volume 13 of Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations (AILR) contains eight papers that deal with a variety of industrial relations topics. The first chapter, by Stephen Hills and Teresa Schoellner, analyzes the influence of the creation in 1999 of the European Monetary Union (EMU) on the deregulation of part-time work in each of the 13 EMU member nations. The second chapter, by Cynthia Gramm and John Schnell, provides a systematic review and analysis of the effects of flexible staffing arrangements (e.g. temporary employment) on individuals working under such arrangements, regular employees in the same organizations, organizational performance, and macroeconomic outcomes. The third chapter, by Alexander Colvin, analyzes the adoption, structure, and function of peer review and arbitration type dispute resolution procedures, respectively, for nonunion employees in two different business units of the TRW company. The fourth chapter, by Sue Fernie and David Metcalf, nicely complements the Colvin paper by examining the uses and implications for employee voice, conflict resolution, and fairness at work of ombuds arrangements in four British enterprises.


Lewin, D. and Kaufman, B. (2004), "INTRODUCTION", Advances in Industrial & Labor Relations (Advances in Industrial & Labor Relations, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. IX-X.

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