Regulating for Decent Work

Author: S. Lee
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230307833
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Regulating for Decent Work is a response to the dominant deregulatory approaches that have shaped labour market regulation in recent years. The inter-disciplinary and international approach invigorates current debates through the identification of new challenges, subjects and perspectives.

The Labour Markets of Emerging Economies

Author: Sandrine Cazes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137325356
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The past few decades have witnessed the economic and geopolitical rise of a number of large middle-income countries around the world. This volume focuses on the labour market situations, trends and regulations in these emerging economies.

Beyond Macroeconomic Stability

Author: Iyanatul Islam
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137379251
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This volume goes beyond a narrow conceptualization of macroeconomic stability and explores the link between socio-economic policies, structural transformation and inclusive development. It rests on three thematic pillars: the limits of conventional macroeconomics; the long run agenda of structural transformation and the development of capabilities.

Towards Better Work

Author: A. Rossi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137377542
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Globalization of production has created opportunities and challenges for developing country producers and workers. This volume provides solutions-oriented approaches for promoting improved working conditions and labour rights in the apparel industry.

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

Author: Michael A. Witt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191626554
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Much of the existing literature within the "varieties of capitalism" (VOC) and "comparative business systems" fields of research is heavily focused on Europe, Japan, and the Anglo-Saxon nations. As a result, the field has yet to produce a detailed empirical picture of the institutional structures of most Asian nations and to explore to what extent existing theory applies to the Asian context. The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems aims to address this imbalance by exploring the shape and consequences of institutional variations across the political economies of different societies within Asia. Drawing on the deep knowledge of 31 leading experts, this book presents an empirical, comparative institutional analysis of 13 major Asian business systems between India and Japan. To aid comparison, each country chapter follows the same consistent outline. Complementing the country chapters are eleven contributions examining major themes across the region in comparative perspective and linking the empirical picture to existing theory on these themes. A further three chapters provide perspectives on the influence of history and institutional change. The concluding chapters spell out the implications of all these chapters for scholars in the field and for business practitioners in Asia. The Handbook is a major reference work for scholars researching the causes of success and failure in international business in Asia.

Decent Flexibility

Author: Fred C. A. Van Haasteren
Publisher: Studies in Employment and Soci
ISBN: 9789041192363
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Studies in Employment and Social Policy Series Volume 49 Decent Flexibility: The Impact of ILO Convention 181 and the Regulation on Temporary Agency Work aims to create awareness that flexibility in the labour market is allowed if decently regulated. Within the context of social law, temporary agency work has always been a subject of debate. The pursuit of more flexible forms of labour is at odds with maintaining decent labour relations. For that reason, ever since it was established, the UN organization for labour issues, International Labour Organization (ILO), has focused on private work placement. In its early years, it tended to prohibit or severely restrict private work placement, but gradually it came to acknowledge that, for instance, temporary agency work had positive aspects, and that a total ban was pointless. In 1997, this culminated in ILO convention 181, which was widely supported. This book, which was defended successfully at Leiden University as a doctoral Ph.D. thesis, reviews the impact of the convention during the past two decades and explores whether Convention 181 still has value. What is in this book? This book debates on non-standard forms of paid work and extends its scope in other directions, posing several highly relevant questions relating to the future of the labour market and its regulation: Which forms of work can be considered decent? How do they relate to human rights? What are the effects of globalisation? What are the developments in temporary agency work in the social domain? How do these developments relate to the wide range of flexible work forms that are increasingly catching up with temporary agency work? What are the challenges posed by decent flexibility? This book also discusses temporary agency work in the European Union. Due to its own, unique form of public-private regulation, Dutch regulation on agency work has been chosen as a good example of implementing ILO convention 181. How this will help you The fact that Convention 181 features among the most ratified ILO conventions that have been effected since 1990 makes clear that it is increasingly gaining attention. In the light of these ongoing global changes, this book gives a good view of the development of the regulation on agency work and creates an understanding of why agency work is controversial and what could be done to regulate agency work decently. Thus, this book serves as a resource for labour lawyers and other legal professionals, economists, sociologists, and business experts, to further the development on policy-making on decent work in connection with flexible labour and its regulation, both internationally and nationally.