Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- **Key journals**
- 1. The meaning of work and employment relations
- 2. Class and labour market
- 3. Migration and labour mobility
- 4. Low pay, high pay and the minimum wage
- 5. The state and globalisation
- 6. Employers
- 7. Labour organising and trade unions
- 8. Employment relations and economic performance
- 9. Labour market institutions and training provisions
- 10. The changing labour market and the future of work
- 11. The course review
Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170
the Economic and Labour Relations Review ISSN: 1035-3046
1. The meaning of work and employment relations
Applebaum, E. (2011) Macroeconomic policy, labour market institutions and employment outcomes Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170 25(4) 596–610
Beamish, TD and Biggart, NW (2006) 'Economic Worlds of Work: Uniting Economic Sociology with the Sociology of Work' in Korzynski, M., Hodson, R. and Edwards, P. Social theory at work ISBN: 0199285977 (hbk); 0199285985 (pbk); 9780199285976; 9780199285983 Oxford University Press: Oxford. pp233-271.
Blyton, P. and Noon, M. (2007) The Realities of Work, London: Palgrave, Chapter 2
Blyton, P. and Turnbull, P. (2004) The Dynamics of Employee Relations, London: Palgrave, Chapters 1 and 2
Edwards, P. (2003) Industrial relations : theory and practice, London: Blackwell, Chapter 1
Grint, K. (2005) The sociology of Work, Cambridge: Polity Press
Frayssé, O. (2014) 'Work and Labour as Metonymy and Metaphor' tripleC 12(2): 468–485. http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/546
Spencer, D. (2009) The political economy of work ISBN: 9780415457934 (hbk.); 9780203889978 (eb) Routledge: London.
Spencer, D. (2011) 'Getting personnel: contesting and transcending the "new labour economics2' Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170 25(4) 596–610
Watson, T. (2003) Sociology, Work and Industry, 3rd edition, London: Routledge (earlier editions are also good), Ch 4. and 7
2. Class and labour market
Umney, C (2018) “Class matters : inequality and exploitation in twenty-first century Britain ISBN: 0745337090 hardcover; 9780745337098 hardcover; 9780745337081 paperback; 0745337082 paperback” (Pluto Press) *Chapter 3* Relevant to class 2 and various others.
Bell, D. and Blanchflower, D. 2013. 'Underemployment in the UK Revisited' National Institute economic review. ISSN: 0027-9501 224(1).
Bell, D. and Blanchflower, D. 2018. 'Underemployment and the Lack of Wage Pressure in the UK' National Institute economic review. ISSN: 0027-9501 243 (1): R53 - R61.
Campbell, I. and Price, R. 2016. Precarious work and precarious workers: Towards an improved conceptualisation' the Economic and Labour Relations Review 27(3) 314–332.
Dooley, D. and Prause, J. 2004. 'The social cost of underemployment : inadequate employment as disguised unemployment ISBN: 9780521115650 (pbk.) : £16.99; 0521115655 (pbk.) : £16.99' Cambridge, UK
Gallie, D. 2017. 'The hidden face of job insecurity' Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170 31(1): 36–53.
Hendra, R., Riccio, J. and Dorsett, R. 2015. 'Breaking the low pay, no pay cycle: the effects of the UK. Journal of Labor Policy, available from: https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/download/9a2166e1296ebe9b987698e0e0ffa49e66fe426ff4b1e354e8cc21bcb0ae8077/792011/Hendra%2C%20Riccio%2C%20Dorsett%20and%20Robins%202015%20-%20Breaking%20the%20low%20pay%2C%20no%20pay%20cycle%20-%20the%20effects%20of%20the%20UK%20Employment%20Retention%20and%20Advancement%20programme.pdf
3. Migration and labour mobility
Baxter-Reid, H. (2016) ‘Buying into the ‘good worker’ rhetoric or being as good as they need to be? The effort bargaining process of new migrant workers’, Human resource management journal. ISSN: 0954-5395, 26(3): 337-350
Cook, J, Dwyer, P, Waite, L (2011) ‘The experience of Accession 8 migrants in England: Motivation, work and agency’, International migration. ISSN: 0020-7985, 49(2): 54–79
McDowell, L. (2009) ‘Old and New European economic migrants: whiteness and managed migration policies’, Journal of ethnic and migration studies. ISSN: 1369-183x, 35(1): 19-36
Ciupijus, Z. (2011) ‘Mobile Central Eastern Europeans in Britain: successful EU citizens and disadvantaged labour migrants’, Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170, 25(3): 540-550
Lever, J. and Milbourne, P. (2017) ‘The structural Invisibility of Outsiders: The Role of Migrant Labour in the Meat-Processing Industry, Sociology. ISSN: 0038-0385, 51(2): 306-322
Morosanu, L. (2016) ‘Professional bridges: migrants’ ties with natives and occupational advancement’, Sociology. ISSN: 0038-0385, 50(2): 349-365
4. Low pay, high pay and the minimum wage
'Full special issue: Low pay and the living wage' – an international perspective: Employee Relations. 2017. 39(6) *There are many useful articles in this SI*http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/ER-08-2017-0185
Arrowsmith, J. et al (2003) ‘The impact of the National Minimum Wage in small firms’, British Journal of Industrial Relations., 41(3): 435-456
Metcalf, D. (2008) ‘Why has the British National Minimum Wage had little or no impact on employment’, The journal of industrial relations., 50(3): 489-511
Rubery, J. and Edwards, P (2007) ‘Low pay and the National Minimum Wage’ in Edwards (ed) (2007) Industrial relations : theory and practice
Pollert, A. (2010) ‘The lived experiences of isolation for vulnerable workers facing workplace grievances in 21st century Britain’, Economic and industrial democracy., 31(1):62-92
Warhurst, Ch., Lloyd, C. and Dutton,E. (2008) ‘The National Minimum Wage, low pay and the UK hotel industry’, Sociology., 42(6): 1228-1236
5. The state and globalisation
Blyton, P. and Turnbull, P. (2004) The Dynamics of Employee Relations, London: Palgrave, Ch. 6
Crouch, C. (2003) ‘The state: economic management and incomes policies’ in Edwards (2003) Industrial relations : theory and practice, Blackwell
Smith, P. and Morton, G. (2006). `Nine Years of New Labour: Neo-liberalism and Workers’ Rights’, British Journal of Industrial Relations., col. 44. no. 3, pp. 401-420
Donaghey, J. and Teague, P. (2006) ‘The free movement of workers and social Europe: maintaining the European ideal’, Industrial relations journal. ISSN: 0019-8692, 37(6): 652-666
Woolfson, C. and Sommers, J. (2006) ‘Labour Mobility in Construction: European Implications of the Laval un Partneri Dispute with Swedish Labour’, European journal of industrial relations. ISSN: 0959-6801, Vol. 12(1): 46-98
Wagner, I. (2015) ‘The political economy of borders in a ‘borderless’ European labour market’, Journal of Common Market Studies. ISSN: 0021-9886, 53(6): 1370-1385
Barry, M. and Wilkinson, A. (2011) ‘Reconceptualising employer associations under evolving employment relations: countervailing power revisited’, Work, employment and society., 25(1):149-162
Blyton, P. and Turnbull, P. (2004) The Dynamics of Employee Relations, London: Palgrave, Ch. 4
Hollinshead, G. et al (1999) Employee Relations, London: Pitman Publishing
Legge, K. (1995) Human Resource Management: Rhetorics and Realities, London: Macmillan, Chapters 1&3
Sisson, K. and Marginson, P. (2003). `Management: Systems, Structures and Strategy’, in Edwards, P. (ed). Industrial relations : theory and practice, Ch. 7
Watson, T. (2001) Sociology, Work and Industry, 3rd edition, London: Routledge (earlier or later editions are also good), Ch. 7
7. Labour organising and trade unions
Blyton, P. and Noon, M. (2007) The Realities of Work, London: Palgrave
Blyton, P. and Turnbull, P. (2004) The Dynamics of Employee Relations, London: Palgrave, Ch. 5
Freeman, R and Medoff, J (1979). ‘The two faces of unionism’, The public interest., No. 57, Fall, pp 69-93
Marchington, M. and Wilkinson, A. (2008) Human resource management at work : people management and development, CIPD, 4th edition, Chapter 2
Pearson et al (2010) ‘Striking issues: from labour process to industrial dispute at Grunwick and Gate Gourmet’, Industrial relations journal., 41(5): 408-428
Reid, A. (2004) United We Stand: A History of Britain's Trade Unions, Penguin
Waddington, J (2003) `Trade Union Organisation’, in Edwards, P (ed). Industrial relations : theory and practice, Blackwell
Watson, T. (2003) Sociology, Work and Industry, 3rd edition, London: Routledge (earlier editions are also good), Chapter 7
Holgate, J. (2015). Community organising in the UK: A ‘new’approach for trade unions?. Economic and industrial democracy. ISSN: 0143-831x, 36(3), 431-455
8. Employment relations and economic performance
Freeman, R and Medoff, J (1984). ‘The two faces of unionism’, The public interest., No. 57, Fall, pp 69-93
Kaufman, B. (2003) ‘High level of employee involvement at Delta Air Lines’, Human resource management., 42(2): 175-190
Nolan, P. and O’Donnell, K. (2003). ‘Industrial Relations, HRM and Performance’, in Edwards, P (ed.) Industrial relations : theory and practice, Blackwell
Procter, S. and Rowlinson, M. (2012) ‘From the British worker question to the impact of HRM: understanding the relationship between employment relations and economic performance’, Industrial relations journal., 43(1): 5–21
Ramsey, H., Scholarios, D and Harley, B (2000). ‘Employees and High Performance work systems: testing inside the black box’, British Journal of Industrial Relations., 38(4): 510-31
Truss, C. (2001) Complexities and controversies in linking HRM with organisational outcomes. Journal of management studies.. 38:8, 1121-1149
9. Labour market institutions and training provisions
Industrial relations : theory and practice.. 3rd ed. / edited by Trevor Colling and Michael Terry. Wiley-Blackwell 2010 (Chapter 17)
Training in the workplace : critical perspectives on learning at work / edited by Helen Rainbird. Macmillan, 2000 (Chapters 1, 8, 10)
Trade unions and workplace training : issues and international perspectives / edited by Richard Cooney and Mark Stuart. Routledge, 2012 (Chapter 1).
Acquiring skills : market failures, their symptoms and policy responses / edited by Alison L. Booth and Dennis J. Snower. Cambridge University Press, 1996 (Chapter 1, 11, 15.)
Grugulis, Irena. Skills, training and human resource development : a critical text, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (Chapters 1-4)
Goos, M., & Manning, A. (2007). Lousy and lovely jobs: The rising polarization of work in Britain. The review of economics and statistics. ISSN: 0034-6535; 1553-0027, 89(1), 118-133
10. The changing labour market and the future of work
Autor, D., Katz, L.F., Krueger, A.B., 1998. Computing inequality: have computers changed the labor market? Q. The quarterly journal of economics. ISSN: 0033-5533. 113 (4), 1169–1213.
Autor, D., Levy, F., Murnane, R.J., 2003. The skill content of recent technological change: an empirical exploration. The quarterly journal of economics. ISSN: 0033-5533. 118 (4), 1279–1333.
Brynjolfsson, E. and McAfee, A. The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies ISBN: 9780393350647; 0393350649.
Frey, C. and Osbourne, M. (2017) 'The future of employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?' Technological forecasting and social change. ISSN: 0040-1625 114: 254–280.
Grint and Woolgar (1992) ‘Guns, and Roses: What's Social about Being Shot? Science, technology, & human values. ISSN: 0162-2439 17 (3): 366-380.
Hodgson, G. (2017) 'The Future of Work in the Twenty-First Century' Journal of economic issues. ISSN: 0021-3624 L(1)
Mason, Paul (2015). PostCapitalism : a guide to our future , London, Allen Lane
Nolan, P, and Slater, G. (2003). `The Labour Market: History, Structure and Prospects’ in Edwards, P (ed). Industrial relations : theory and practiceISBN: 0631222588 (pbk : alk. paper ; hbk : alk. paper); 1405142022 (electronic book); 063122257X (2nd edition), Ch. 3
Nolan, P., and Slater, G. (2010), `Visions of the future, the Legacy of the past: Demystifying the weightless economy’, Labor history., vol. 51 (1), 7-27
Snierck, N. and Williams, A. 2015. 'Inventing the future : postcapitalism and a world without work ISBN: 9781784780968 paperback; 1784780960 paperback' Verso, London.
Spencer, D. (2018) 'New Technology, Work and Employment' https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12105
Spencer, D. 2017. ‘Work in and beyond the Second Machine Age: the politics of production and digital technologies’ Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170 31(1) 142-152.
Stanford, J. (2017) 'The resurgence of gig work: Historical and theoretical perspectives' the Economic and Labour Relations Review ISSN: 1035-3046 28(3) 382–40
Todoli-Signes, A. (2017) The ‘gig economy’: employee, self-employed or the need for a special employment regulation? European Review of Labour and Research 23(2) 193–205 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1024258917701381
Gallie, D., Felstead, A., Green, F., & Inanc, H. (2017). The hidden face of job insecurity. Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170, 31(1), 36-53.
11. The course review
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