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LUBS5337M
Global Perspectives Reading List

Global Perspectives on HRM and Employment Relations, 2019/20, Semester 2
Vera Trappmann
V.Trappmann@leeds.ac.uk
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The following books provide a useful oversight of issues and individual chapters appear at various stages of the reading list below.

Harzing, A-W. and Pinnington, A.H. (2011) International human resource management.. London. Sage.

Martinez Lucio, M. (2014) International human resource management : an employment relations perspective. London. Sage.

Bamber, G.J. Lansbury, R.D. and Wailes, N. (2016)  International and Comparative Employment Relations  London, Sage.

Readings

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Towards a comparative perspective on work and employment in the global economy

Baccaro, L. (2003) ‘What is Alive and What is Dead in the Theory of Corporatism’. British Journal of Industrial Relations.. 41: 4.

Baccaro, L. and Simoni, M (2008) ‘Policy Concertation in Europe: Understanding Government Choice’, Comparative political studies., 41, 10. 

Baccaro, L., & Howell, C. (2011). A Common Neoliberal Trajectory The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Advanced Capitalism. Politics and society., 39 (4), 521-563.

Bechter, B., Brandl, B., & Meardi, G. (2012). Sectors or countries? Typologies and levels of analysis in comparative industrial relations. European journal of industrial relations.18 (3), 185-202.

Brewster, C. and Mayrhofer, W. ( 2011) ‘Comparative Human Resource Management’, in Harzing, A-W. and Pinnington, A.H. (eds) International human resource management.. London. Sage. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Colvin, A. J., & Darbishire, O. (2013). Convergence in Industrial Relations Institutions: The Emerging Anglo-American Model? . Industrial and labor relations review.66, 1047-1212.

Compston, H. (2002) ‘The Strange Persistence of Policy Concertation’, in Berger, S and Compston, H. (eds) Policy concertation and social partnership in western Europe : lessons for the 21st century. Oxford. Berghahn Books. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Compston, H. (2002) ‘Policy Concertation in Western Europe: A Configurational Approach’, in Berger, S and Compston, H. (eds) Policy concertation and social partnership in western Europe : lessons for the 21st century. Oxford. Berghahn Books.

Crouch, C. (2005) Capitalist diversity and change : recombinant governance and institutional entrepreneurs. New York. Oxford University Press.

Gold, M. Cressey. P. and Leonard, E. (2007) ‘Whatever Happened to Social Dialogue? From Partnership to Managerialism in the EU Employment Agenda’, European journal of industrial relations., 13, 1.

Gooderham, P. Morley, M. Brewster, C. and Mayrhofer, W. (2004) ‘Human Resource Management: a Universal Concept? ’ in Brewster, C. Mayrhofer, W. and Morley, M. (eds) Human resource management in Europe : evidence of convergence? Oxford. Elsevier EBook available

Hall, P.A. and Soskice, D. (eds) (2001) Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage.  New York. Oxford University Press Haman, K. and Kelly, J. (2007) ‘Party Politics and the Reemergence of Social Pacts in Western Europe’, Comparative political studies., 40, 8.

Hassel, A. (2009) ‘Polices and Politics in Social Pacts in Europe’, European journal of industrial relations. ’, 15, 1.

Iankova, E. and Turner, L. (2004) ‘Building the New Europe: Western and Eastern Roads to Social Partnership’. Industrial relations journal.. 35:1.

Keller, B. (2003) ‘Social Dialogues - the state of the art a decade after Maastricht’. Industrial relations journal.. 34: 5. 

Lehmbruch, (1984) ‘Concentration and the Structure of Corporatist Networks’ in Goldthorpe, J. (ed) Order and conflict in contemporary capitalism Oxford: OUP Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

Regini, M. (2003) ‘Tripartite Concertation and Varieties of Capitalism’. European journal of industrial relations.. 9: 3.

Thelen, K. (2012). Varieties of capitalism: Trajectories of liberalization and the new politics of social solidarity. Annual review of political science.15, 137-159.

Vos, K. J. (2006) ‘Europeanization and Convergence in Industrial Relations’, European journal of industrial relations., 12, 3.

Wailes, N. Bamber, G.J. and Lansbury, R.D. (2011) ‘International and Comparative Employment Relations: An Introduction’ in Bamber, G.J. Lansbury, R.D. and Wailes, N. (eds) International and comparative employment relations : globalisation and the developed market economies.. London, Sage. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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Convergence and divergence in HRM and employment relations in the global economy?

Essential reading:
Lansbury, R., Kitay, J. and Wailes, N. (2003) ‘The impact of globalisation of employment relations: some research propositions’, Asia Pacific journal of human resources., 41, 1, 62-74.
Pudelko, M. (2004) ‘Cross-national learning from best practice and the convergence-divergence debate in HRM;, International journal of human resource management., 16, 11, 2045-2074.

Additional readings

Warner M. (2000), ‘Introduction: the Asia-Pacific HRM model revisited’, in International journal of human resource management., 11:2

Zanko, M. (2003) ‘Change and Diversity: HRM issues and trends in the Asia Pacific Region’, Asia Pacific journal of human resources., 41, 75-89.

Bamber G.J. et al (eds), Employment relations in the Asia Pacific : changing approaches, Thomson Learning, London. (Chapter 1)

Beardwell I., Holden L. and Claydon T. (editors) (2004), Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Approach, Prentice Hall, Harlow. (Chapter 17) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Budhwar P.S. (ed) (2004), Managing human resources in Asia-Pacific, Routledge, London. (Introduction)

Rowley C. (ed) (1998), Human resource management in the Asia Pacific region : convergence questioned, Frank Cass, London. (Introduction)

Rowley C. and Bae J. (2002), ‘Globalization and transformation of human resource management in South Korea’, in International journal of human resource management., 13:3 May 2002

Rowley C. et al (2004), ‘Towards an Asian model of human resource management? A comparative analysis of China, Japan and South Korea’, in International journal of human resource management., 15:4 August 2004

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Multinational Corporations

Management Strategies

Bean, R. (1999) Comparative Industrial Relations: An Introduction to Cross-national Perspectives. London. Thomson.

Dibben, P., Wood, G., Le, H., & Williams, C. C. (2011). MNCs in Central, Southern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union: investment decisions and the regulation of employment. Human resource management journal.21 (4), 379-394.

Edwards, T. (2011) ‘The Transfer of Employment Practices Across Borders in Multinational Companies’, in Harzing, A-W. and Pinnington, A.H. (eds) International human resource management.. London. Sage.

Ferner, A., Edwards, T., & Tempel, A. (2012). Power, institutions and the cross-national transfer of employment practices in multinationals. Human relations.65 (2), 163-187.

Ferner, A. and Quintanilla, J. (2002) ‘Between Globalization and Capitalist Variety: Multinationals and International Diffusion of Employment Relations’. European journal of industrial relations.. 8:3.

Grimshaw, D. and Rubery, J. (2011) ‘Multinational Companies and the Host Country Environment’ in Harzing, A-W. and Pinnington, A.H. (eds) International human resource management.. London. Sage. 

Gunnigle, P. Collings, D.G. and Morley, M. (2005) ‘Exploring the Dynamics of Industrial Relations in US Multinationals: Evidence from the Republic of Ireland’, Industrial relations journal..  36, 3. 241-256.

Martinez Lucio, M. (2014) Globalization, organizations and employment: th synamics of degradation? In Martinez Lucio, M. (ed) International human resource management : an employment relations perspective. London. Sage.

Meardi, G., Strohmer, S., & Traxler, F. (2013). Race to the East, race to the bottom? Multi-nationals and industrial relations in two sectors in the Czech Republic. Work, employment and society.27 (1), 39-55.

Muller-Camen, M. Almond, P. Gunnigle, P. Quintanilla, J. and Tempel, A. (2001) ‘Between Home and Host Country: Multinationals and Employment Relations in Europe’, Industrial relations journal., 32, 5. 435-448.

Traxler, F. and Woitech, B. (2000) ‘Transnational Investment and National Labour Market Regimes: A Case of ‘Regime Shopping’? ’ European journal of industrial relations.. 6:2.

Labour Responses

Anner, M., Greer, I., Hauptmeier, M., Lillie, N. and Winchester, N. (2006) The Industrial Determinants of Transnational Solidarity: Global Interunion Politics in Three Sectors. European journal of industrial relations. 12, 1, 7-27.

Arrowsmith, J. and Marginson, P. (2006) ‘The European Cross-border Dimension to Collective Bargaining in Multinational Companies’, European journal of industrial relations.  12, 3.

Bronfenbrenner, K. (2007) Global unions : challenging transnational capital through cross-border campaigns. Ithaca, Cornell University Press .

Cheng, J. Y. S., Ngok, K. L., & Huang, Y. (2012). Multinational corporations, global civil society and Chinese labour: Workers’ solidarity in China in the era of globalization. Economic and industrial democracy., 33 (3), 379-401.

Dufour-Poirier, M., & Hennebert, M. A. (2013). The transnationalization of trade union action within multinational corporations: A comparative perspective. Economic and industrial democracy., 0143831X13495743.

Hoang, D., & Jones, B. (2012). Why do corporate codes of conduct fail? Women workers and clothing supply chains in Vietnam. Global Social Policy, 12 (1), 67-85.

Idemudia, U. (2010). Rethinking the role of corporate social responsibility in the Nigerian oil conflict: The limits of CSR. Journal of international development., 22 (7), 833-845.

Jenkins, J. and Turnbull, P. (2011) ‘Can workers of the world unite? Globalization and the employment relationship’, in Blyton, P. Heery, E. and Turnbull, P (eds) Reassessing the employment relationship. Basingstoke. Palgrave. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Lamare, J. R., Gunnigle, P., Marginson, P., & Murray, G. (2013). Union Status and Double-Breasting at Multinational Companies in Three Liberal Market Economies. Industrial and labor relations review., 66 (3), 6.

Marginson, P. (2004) ‘The Eurocompany and European Works Councils’, in Harzing, A.W. and Van Ruysseveldt, J.V. (eds) International human resource management.. Second edition. London. Sage . 

Martinez Lucio, M. and Waddington, J. (2014) ‘Globalisation, multinational corporations and trade unions,’ in Martinez Lucio, M. (ed) International human resource management : an employment relations perspective. London. Sage.

Martinez Lucio, M. and Weston, S (1995) ‘Trade Unions and Networking in a Context of Change’ Economic and industrial democracy. 16,2.

Meardi, G. (2012). Union immobility? Trade unions and the freedoms of movement in the enlarged EU. British Journal of Industrial Relations., 50 (1), 99-120.

Riisgaard, L., & Hammer, N. (2011). Prospects for labour in global value chains: labour standards in the cut flower and banana industries. British Journal of Industrial Relations., 49 (1), 168-190.

Robinson, P. K. (2010). Do Voluntary Labour Initiatives Make a Difference for the Conditions of Workers in Global Supply Chains? . The journal of industrial relations., 52 (5), 561-573.

Traxler, T. Brandl, B. Glassner, V. and Ludvig, A. (2008) ‘Can Cross-Border Bargaining Coordination Work? Analytical Reflections and Evidence from the Metal Industry in Germany and Austria’, European journal of industrial relations.  14, 2.

Tully, B. (2004) ‘Organising across Borders: Developing Trade Union Networks.’ in Fitzgerald, I and Stirling, J. (eds) European works councils : pessimism of the intellect optimism of the will? London. Routledge. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Waddington, J. (2011). European works councils: the challenge for labour. Industrial relations journal., 42 (6), 508-529.

Walker, S (2014) ‘Media, new union strategies and non-governmental organizations as global players’, in Martinez Lucio, M. (ed) International human resource management : an employment relations perspective. London. Sage.

Whittall, M. Knudsen, H. and Huijgen, F. (2009) ‘European Works Councils: Identity and the Role of Information and Communication Technology’, European journal of industrial relations.  15, 2.

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CASE STUDY: German Industrial Relations at a Crossroads?

Behrens, M. and Jacoby, W. (2004) ‘The Rise of Experimentalism in German Collective Bargaining’. British Journal of Industrial Relations.. 42:1.

Christopherson, S. (2007) ‘Barriers to ‘US style’ lean retailing: the case of Wal-Mart’s failure in Germany’, Journal of economic geography, 7, 4.

Doellgast, V. and Greer, I (2007) ‘Vertical Disintegration and the Disorganization of German Industrial Relations’, British Journal of Industrial Relations., 45 (1)  

Eichhorst, W., & Marx, P. (2011). Reforming German labour market institutions: A dual path to flexibility. Journal of European social policy.21 (1), 73-87.

Greer, I. (2008) ‘Organised industrial relations in the information economy: the German automotive sector as a test case’, New technology, work and employment. 23, 3.

Haipeter, T. (2011). ‘Unbound’employers' associations and derogations: erosion and renewal of collective bargaining in the German metalworking industry. Industrial relations journal.42 (2), 174-194.

Hassel, A. (1999) ‘The Erosion of the German System of Industrial Relations’. British Journal of Industrial Relations.. 37. 3. 483-505.

Hassel, A. (2012). The Paradox of Liberalization—Understanding Dualism and the Recovery of the German Political Economy. British Journal of Industrial Relations.. ONLINE-FIRST

Keller, B.K. and Kirsch, A (2011) ‘Employment Relations in Germany’ in Bamber, G.J. Lansbury, R.D. and Wailes, N. (eds) International and Comparative Employment Relations. London, Sage.

Klikauer T. (2002) ‘Stability in Germany’s Industrial Relations: A Critique on Hassel’s Erosion Thesis’. British Journal of Industrial Relations., 40 (2), 295-308.

Kurdelbusch, A. (2002) ‘Multinationals and the Rise of Variable Pay in Germany’. European journal of industrial relations.. 8 (3) 325-349.

Silvia, S.J. and Schroeder, W. (2007) ‘Why are German Employer Associations Declining? ’ Comparative political studies. 40 (12). 

Whittall, M. (2005) ‘Modell Deutschland under pressure: The growing tensions between Works Councils and Trade Unions’, Economic and industrial democracy., 26(4).

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CASE STUDY: UK

Charlwood, A. (2004). The new generation of trade union leaders and prospects for union revitalization. British Journal of Industrial Relations., 42 (2), 379-397.

Conley, H. (2014). Trade unions, equal pay and the law in the UK. Economic and industrial democracy., 35 (2), 309-323.

Connolly, H., Lucio, M. M., & Marino, S. (2013). Trade Unions and Migration in the UK: Equality and Migrant Worker Engagement without Collective Rights. Labour Migration in Hard Times: Reforming Labour Market Regulation, 41-59. - Available online: http://www.research.mbs.ac.uk/ewerc/Portals/0/Documents/LeverhulmeUK.pdf

Danford, A., Richardson, M., Stewart, P., Tailby, S., & Upchurch, M. (2005). Workplace partnership and employee voice in the UK: comparative case studies of union strategy and worker experience. Economic and industrial democracy., 26 (4), 593-620.

Fitzgerald, I., & Hardy, J. (2010). ‘Thinking outside the box’? Trade union organizing strategies and Polish migrant workers in the United Kingdom. British Journal of Industrial Relations., 48 (1), 131-150.

Flynn, M., Upchurch, M., Muller-Camen, M., & Schroder, H. (2013). Trade union responses to ageing workforces in the UK and Germany. Human relations., 66 (1), 45-64.

Heery, Edmund. "Partnership versus organising: alternative futures for British trade unionism." Industrial relations journal. 33.1: 20-35.

Heery, E., Simms, M., Simpson, D., Delbridge, R., & Salmon, J. (2000). Organizing unionism comes to the UK. Employee relations., 22 (1), 38-57.

Heery, E., & Simms, M. (2008). Constraints on union organising in the United Kingdom. Industrial relations journal., 39 (1), 24-42.

Heyes, J., & Rainbird, H. (2011). Mobilising resources for union learning: a strategy for revitalisation? . Industrial relations journal., 42 (6), 565-579.

Holgate, Jane. "Community organising in the UK: A ‘new’approach for trade unions? ." Economic and industrial democracy. 36.3 (2015): 431-455

Kelly, J. (2004). Social partnership agreements in Britain: labor cooperation and compliance. Industrial relations. : a journal of economy and society, 43 (1), 267-292.

Lucio, M. M. N., & Stuart, M. (2004). Swimming against the tide: social partnership, mutual gains and the revival of ‘tired’HRM. International journal of human resource management.., 15 (2), 410-424.

Lucio, M. M., & Perrett, R. (2009). Meanings and dilemmas in community unionism trade union community initiatives and black and minority ethnic groups in the UK. Work, employment and society., 23 (4), 693-710.

McIlroy, J. (2008). Ten years of New Labour: workplace learning, social partnership and union revitalization in Britain. British Journal of Industrial Relations., 46 (2), 283-313.

Mustchin, S. (2014). Union modernisation, coalitions and vulnerable work in the construction sector in Britain. Industrial relations journal., 45 (2), 121-136.

Oxenbridge, S., & Brown, W. (2002). The two faces of partnership? An assessment of partnership and co-operative employer/trade union relationships. Employee relations., 24 (3), 262-276.

Taylor, P., & Bain, P. (2008). United by a common language? Trade union responses in the UK and India to call centre offshoring. Antipode., 40 (1), 131-154.

Upchurch, M., Taylor, G., & Mathers, A. (2008). The crisis of “social democratic” unionism: the “opening up” of civil society and the prospects for union renewal in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Labor Studies Journal.

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CASE STUDY HRM and employment relations in China

Key Readings

The May 2008 edition of the International journal of human resource management. (Volume 19, No 5) is devoted to HRM in China. All of the articles in this special edition are useful.

In particular:

Warner, M (2008) ‘Reassessing HRM with Chinese Characteristics: An overview’, International journal of human resource management., 19 (5), 771-801.

Additional readings

Benson J. et al (2000), Flexibility and labour management: Chinese manufacturing enterprises in the 1990s’, International journal of human resource management., 11:2

Budhwar P.S. (ed) (2004), Managing human resources in Asia-Pacific, Routledge, London. Chapter

Benson J. and Rowley C. (eds) (2004), The management of human resources in the Asia Pacific region : convergence reconsidered, Frank Cass, London.

Benson J and Zhu Y (1999), ‘Markets, firms and workers in Chinese state-owned enterprises’, Human resource management journal., Vol 9 no 4

Benson J. et al (2000), Flexibility and labour management: Chinese manufacturing enterprises in the 1990s’, International journal of human resource management., 11:2

Cooke, F.L. 2012. Human resource management in China : new trends and practices. London. Routledge.

Ding D.Z. et al (2000), ‘The end of the ‘iron rice-bowl’: whither Chinese human resource management? ’, in International journal of human resource management., 11:2 April 2000.

Ding D.Z. et al (2001), ‘A new form of Chinese human resource management? Personnel and labour-management relations inn Chinese township and village enterprises: a case-study approach’, in Industrial relations journal., 32:4

Ding D.Z. et al (2001), ‘The impact of economic reform on the role of trade unions in Chinese enterprises’, in  International journal of human resource management., 13:3 May 2002.

Liang, X. Xie, J, and Cui, Z. (2010) ‘A survey of Chinese human resource management research in China’ International journal of human resource management. 21(12): 2079-2094.

Hassard J. et al (2004), ‘The ‘third way’: the future of work and organization in a ‘corporatized’ Chinese economy’, International journal of human resource management., 15:2

Taylor B. (2002), ‘Privatization, Markets and Industrial Relations in China’, in British Journal of Industrial Relations., 40:2, June 2002

Walsh, J. and Zhu, Y. (2007) ‘Local complexities and global uncertainties: a study of foreign ownership and human resource management in China’ International journal of human resource management. 18(2): 249-267.

Warner M. (2004), ‘Human resource management in China revisited: introduction’, International journal of human resource management., 15:4/15:5

Youngok Kim & Fei Yi Gao (2010) ‘An empirical study of human resource management practices in family firms in China', International journal of human resource management. 21(12): 2095-2119.

Zheng, C. & Lamond, D. (2009) A critical review of human resource management studies (1978–2007) in the People's Republic of China, International journal of human resource management., 20:11, 2194-2227

Zhong-Xing, S. & Wright, P.M. (2012) ‘The effective human resource management system in transitional China: a hybrid of commitment and control practices’ International journal of human resource management. 23(10): 2065-2086.

Zhu, C., Cooper, B., De Cieri, H., Thomson, S., and Zhou, S. (2008) ‘Devolvement of HR practices in transitional economies: evidence from China’, International journal of human resource management., 19 (5), 840-855.

Zhu C.J. and Dowling P.J. (2002), ‘Staffing practices in transition: some empirical evidence from China’, International journal of human resource management., 13:4

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CASE STUDY: HRM and employment relations in India

Key readings

Budhwar P.S. and Khatri N. (2001), ‘A comparative study of HR practices in Britain and India’, in International journal of human resource management., 12:5 August 2001.

Gupta A.K.S. and Sett P.K. (2000), ‘Industrial relations law, employment security and collective bargaining in India: myths, realities and hopes’, in Industrial relations journal., 31:2

Additional readings

Bhattacherjee D. (2001), ‘The evolution of Indian industrial relations: A comparative perspective’, in Industrial relations journal., 32:3

Budhwar P.S. (ed) (2004), Managing human resources in Asia-Pacific, Routledge, London. (Chapter 7) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Budhwar P.S. and Boyne G. (2004), ‘Human resource management in the Indian public and private sectors: and empirical comparison’, in International journal of human resource management., 15:2 March 2004.

Kuruvilla, S. and Erickson (2002) Change and transformation in Asian Industrial Relations’, Industrial relations., 41, 2.

Ramaswamy E.A. and Schiphorst F.B. (2000), ‘Human resource management, trade unions, and empowerment: two cases from India’, in International journal of human resource management., 11:4 August 2000.

Saini, D.S, Budhwar, P.S. 2004. Human resource management in India. In Managing human resources in Asia-Pacific Saini, D.s. and Budhwar, P.S. Routledge, New York.

Singh K. (2004), ‘Impact of HR practices on perceived firm performance in India’, in Asia Pacific journal of human resources., 42(3)

Som, A. (2008) ‘Innovative human resource management and corporate performance in the context of economic liberalization in India’ International journal of human resource management. 19(7): 1278-1297.

Taylor, P. and Bain, P. (2005) ‘India Calling to the far Away Towns: The Call centre Labour Process and globalisation’, Work, employment and society., 19, 2.

Venkata Ratnam, C. (1999) ‘Multinational Companies in India’, International journal of human resource management., 9, 4, 567-589.

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CASE STUDY: HRM and employment relations in Latin America

Aleman, J. 2014 The Left Turn in Latin America: Consequences for Employment Relations, The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations : Comparative Employment Systems

Amarante, V. (2016), "Income Inequality in Latin America: A Factor Component Analysis." The review of income and wealth. ISSN: 0034-6586, 62: S4–S21.

Carnes, M. and I. Mares (2015). "Explaining the “Return of the State” in Middle-Income Countries." Politics and society. ISSN: 0032-3292 43(4): 525-550.

Galli, R. and D. Kucera (2008). "Labour Standards and Informal Employment in Latin America". In Defence of Labour Market Institutions : Cultivating Justice in the Developing World ISBN: 9781349359639. J. Berg and D. Kucera. London, Palgrave Macmillan UK: 192-217.

International Labour Office (2002). "Decent work and the informal economy - Sixth item on the agenda.“Geneva, ILO publications. - Available online: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc90/pdf/rep-vi.pdf

Sully de Luqu e, M. F. and L. A. Arbaiza (2005). "The complexity of managing human resources in Peru." International journal of human resource management. ISSN: 0958-5192 16(12): 2237-2253.

Schmalz, S. and M. Ebenau (2012). "After Neoliberalism? Brazil, India, and China in the Global Economic Crisis." Globalizations ISSN: 1474-7731 9(4): 487-501.

Thoene, Ulf. (2015). " A Socio-Legal Exploration of the Linkages between Informal Employment, Social Protection and Labour Law in Latin America." REVISTA DE ESTUDIOS SOCIALES ISSN: 0123-885X, (54), 12-24.

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