Employee Relations: Volume 38 Issue 6


The International Journal

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Industrial relations (IR) changes in China: a foreign employer’s perspective

Sun Wook Chung

Although studies on Chinese industrial relations (IR) have examined topics such as unionization and collective bargaining, little is known about employers’ reactions to recent IR…


Distributive justice and affective commitment in nonprofit organizations: Which referent matters?

Marc Ohana, Maryline Meyer

The purpose of this paper is to study pay referents that may have an effect on employee organizational affective commitment. It explores existing connections between distributive…


An exploratory insight into the workplace demographic challenges in the public sector: A Kenyan perspective

Nnamdi O. Madichie, Margaret Nyakang’o

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the need for a Strategic Workforce Plan (SWP) in a public sector organization (PSO) confronting an ageing workforce situation.


The battle over employers’ demand for “more flexibility”: Attitudes of New Zealand employers

Erling Rasmussen, Barry Foster, Deirdre Farr

The purpose of this paper is to place empirical research on New Zealand employers’ attitudes to collective bargaining and legislative change within the context of the long running…


HR practice, organisational commitment & citizenship behaviour: A study of primary school teachers in Taiwan

Kirk Chang, Bang Nguyen, Kuo-Tai Cheng, Chien-Chih Kuo, Iling Lee

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships between HR practice (four aspects), organisational commitment and citizenship behaviour at primary schools in Taiwan. The…


Employability and performance: a comparison of baby boomers and veterans in The Netherlands

Sophie Hennekam

The purpose of this paper is to examine how the baby boomer generation and the veteran generation in the Netherlands perceive their own employability and how this is related to…


Did partnership in Ireland deliver for all workers? Unions and earnings

Tom Turner, Darragh Flannery

After 20 years of social partnership in Ireland the purpose of this paper is to use a national survey of firms and employees to examine the extent of the wage gap between union…

Discussing employability: current perspectives and key elements from a bioecological model

Lucia Inmaculada Llinares Insa, Juan Jose Zacarés González, Ana Isabel Córdoba Iñesta

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the concept of employability. It reviews and systematizes the two main current perspectives about employability, the individual and the…


Workplace spirituality and employee well-being: an empirical examination

Badrinarayan Shankar Pawar

The existing literature suggests that employee well-being is an important concern for organizations. The purpose of this paper is to carry out an empirical examination to assess…

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