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Module Reading List

Economic Institutions (Labour), 2019/20, Semester 2
Jiachen Shi
j.shi3@leeds.ac.uk
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**Key journals**

Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170

the Economic and Labour Relations Review ISSN: 1035-3046

 

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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

 

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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 costs of underemployment : inadequate employment as disguised unemployment ISBN: 9780521115650 (pbk.) : £16.99; 0521115655 (pbk.) : £16.99 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

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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

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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

 

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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  

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6. Employers

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 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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

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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: 0143-831x36(3), 431-455

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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

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9. Labour market institutions and training provisions

Core

Booth, A. and Snower, D. (1996) Acquiring skills: market failures, their symptoms and policy responses Cambridge University Press, 1996 (Chs 1, 11, 15) (CH 1 in MINERVA – Reading)

Buchanan, J. et al. (2017) Introduction: Skills and Training: Multiple Targets, Shifting Terrain in Buchanan, J. et al The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training Oxford Handbooks (ONLINE)

Keep, E. (2017) Current challenges: Policy lessons and implications. The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training, Oxford University Press, New York, pp.671-692. (ONLINE)

Additional

Braverman, H. (1974) Labor and monopoly capital: The degradation of work in the twentieth century. NYU Press, 1998.

Busemeyer, M. R. and Trampusch, C. (2012) The political economy of collective skill formation Oxford University Press (Ch 1) (ONLINE)

Cooney, R. and Stuart, M. (2012) Trade unions and workplace training: issues and international perspectives  Routledge (Ch 1) (ONLINE)

Crouch, C. (2006) ‘Skill formation systems’, in Ackroyd et al, S. The Oxford handbook of work and organization. Oxford University Press (Ch 4) (ONLINE)

Crouch, C. and Sako, M. (2010) Are skills the answer? : the political economy of skill creation in advanced industrial countries ISBN: 0199241112

Gleeson, S. and Keep, E. (2004) Voice without accountability, the changing relationships between employers, the State and Education in England, Oxford Review of Education. ISSN: 0305-4985, (30-1)

Goos, M., & Manning, A. (2007). Lousy and lovely jobs: The rising polarization of work in Britain. The review of economics and statistics. , 89(1), 118-133

Green, F. (2013) Skills and skilled work : an economic and social analysis ISBN: 9780199642854 (hbk.), OUP (Chapter 1) (ONLINE)

Grugulis, I. (2007)  Skills, training and human resource development: a critical text, Palgrave Macmillan (Chs 1-4) (ONLINE)

Keep, E et al (2010) Skills policy and the displacement of industrial relations in Colling, T and Terry, M. Industrial relations: theory and practice.. 3rd ed. Wiley-Blackwell (Ch 17) (ONLINE)

Rainbird, H (2000) Training in the workplace: critical perspectives on learning at work  Macmillan, 2000 (Chs 1, 8, 10) (ONLINE)

Thelen, K. (2004) How institutions evolve : the political economy of skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan. Cambridge University Press (ONLINE)

Warhurst, C., Keep, E. and Grugulis, I. (2004) The skills that matter Palgrave (ONLINE)

Wilkinson, A., Redman, T. and Dundon, T. (2017) Contemporary Human Resource Management, 5th edition, Prentice Hall (Ch 5) (ONLINE)

 

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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: 0950-017031(1), 36-53.

 

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11. The course review

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