(previously the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA)

Eleventh IIRA World Congress, 22-26 September 1998, Bologna, Italy

President IIRA: Tiziano Treu

FORUM 1: TURNING GROWTH INTO JOBS: EFFICIENCY AND EQUITY IN TRAINING POLICIES

GENERAL RAPPORTEUR: Yasuo Suwa Hosei University Tokyo
CHAIRPERSON: Gino Giugni Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome
DISCUSSANT. Emilio Gabaglio General Secretary European Trade Union Congress, Bruxelles.

Invited Papers

  • H. C. JAIN, MGD School of Business, Mc Master University, Ontario, Canada, "Efficiency and equity in employment equity/affirmative action programs in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Malaysia and India".
  • C. VINCENT, IRES, Noisy-Le-Grand, France, "Genèse du système français de formation professionnelle continue: entre Etat et partenaires sociaux".
  • M. FLORIO, I. VALSECCHI, Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Aziendale, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italia, "Planning agreements in the Mezzogiorno: a principal-agent analysis".
  • K. ILMONEN, P. JOKFVUORI, H. LIIKANEN, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, "The productivity and competitiveness of work organisations and the role of trade unions".

Workshop I: TRAINING: INVESTING IN HUMAN CAPITAL TO PROMOTE EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

CHAIRPERSON: ANTONIO OJEDA-AVILES, University of Seville

Invited Papers

  • L. F. NI. Niewenhuis, P. Gielen, Stoas, Department for Studies in Education and Employment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Facilitating innovations in small and medium enterprises: a challenge for vocational education and training".
  • C. Erickson, S. M. Jacoby, The Anderson School at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, "Embedding the employer: training and work-organization practices of private employers in California".
  • Etsuko Hayashi, Faculty of Economics, 1-lokusci Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan, "The strategic skill formation and HRD policies in the Japanese manufacturing industry the enterprise interned labor market as a learning organization".
  • M.T. Chicha, Ecole de Relations Industrielles, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, "Formation en entreprise, et égalité en emploi: des stratégies efficaces"
  • S. A. M. Lainez, M. P Ponce-Pura, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines, The Philippines, "Dual training system in the Philippine industrial estate. (Maximizing the benefits of school-company linkage)".

Workshop 2 TRAINING AS A STRATEGY IN JOB-CREATION POLICIES

Chairperson: Ruth Ben-Israel, University of Tel-Aviv.

Invited Papers

  • M. T. Fleury, Faculdade de Economia, Administraçao e Contabilidade, A. Fleury, Departamento de Engenharia de Produçao, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil, "Assessing development strategies: employment creation versus competence generation; a comparison between the Mexican and Brazilian industrial poles".
  • M. S. Cohen, Employment Research Corporation and the University of Michigan, M. A. Zaidi, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA, "Labor shortages and pay across national borders".
  • B. Nacsa, Department of Labour Law, Eotvós Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, "Creating new jobs through training and retraining: a failure in the present thus far".
  • Jobert, Travail et Mobilites-URA, CNRS 1416, Universite de Paris X, Nanterre, France, "Developpement des enseignements supérieurs et dynamique de croissance régionale en Europe".

Workshop 3: TRAINING AND THE SOCIAL DIALOGUE: AN ALLIANCE FOR EVER?

CHAIRPERSON: TIMO KAUPPINEN, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin

Invited Papers

  • M. Tallard, IRIS-TS, Université Paris Dauphine, Paris, France, "La formation, point d'ancrage de la construction des compromis sociaux depuis 1970".
  • A. Simonyi, Travail et Mobilité, Université de Paris X, Nanterre, France, "New models of professional training and changing labour relations in Hungary".

FORUM 2 RECONCILING MULTILATERAL INTERESTS: THE RESTRUCTURING OF EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS IN PUBLIC SERVICES

GENERAL RAPPORTEUR: Carlo Dell'Aringa, Catholic University, Milan. CHAIRPERSON: Roger Blanpain, Catholic University of Leuven DISCUSSANT: Massimo D'Antona, Ministry of Civil Service, Italian Government, Rome

Invited Papers

  • I. MUNKEBY, SINTEF Institute of Social Research in Industry, Trondheim, Norway, "Norwegian Public Sector - from 'National Park' to `Market Place' - and the need to develop new patterns of labour-management relations?".
  • B. KELLER, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, "Public sector employment relations in Germany. In the Bermuda triangle of modernization, unification and Europeanization".
  • P. WALSH, R. HARBRIDGE, A. CRAWFORD, School of Business and Public Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, "Restructuring employment relations in the New Zealand public sector".
  • M. THOMPSON, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, "Public sector industrial relations in Canada: adaptation to change".

Workshop 1: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

CHAIRPERSON: FRANCO CARINCI, University of Bologna

Invited Papers

  • J. S. Madsen, S. K. Andersen, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, "Modernisation and collective bargaining - a cross national study of the public sector in Europe".
  • J. B. Rose, School of Business, Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, G. N. Chaison, Clark University, Worcester, USA, E. de la Garza Toledo, Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico City, Mexico, "A comparative analysis of public sector restructuring in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean".
  • B. Keller, J. Due, S. K. Andersen, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, "The changing role of employers' associations and unions in public sector employment relations".
  • H. Bar-Mor, Netanya Academic College, Netanya, Israel, "Legal tools against collective action in public services in Israel. Traditional etatism or new pattern?".
  • M. M. Wei, Department of Labour Relations, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, 'Public sector teachers' association in Taiwan: a view from workers' rights to organize, bargain and act collectively".
  • L. Bordogna, University of Brescia, Italia, D. Winchester, University of Warwick, UK, "Public sector collective bargaining in western Europe. Recent trends and problems".
  • S. Bach, University of Warwick, UK, G. Delta Rocca, MAIN (Management e Innovazione), Milano, Italia, "The management strategies of public service employers in western Europe".

WORKSHOP 2 RESTRUCTURING PUBLIC SECTOR: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?

CHAIRPERSON: LUIS APARICIO VALDEZ, Asociación Peruana de Relaciones de Trabajo, Lima

Invited Papers

  • Su-fen Chiu, Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, "Economic efficiency and employee rights in Taiwan"s privatizing public enterprises: a critical analysis of empirical and policy issues".
  • G. Morris, Department of Law, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK, "Restructuring public services: the implications for labour law".
  • C. P Thakur, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, "Reconciling multilateral interest: the restructuring of employment relations in public service with particular reference to postal services".
  • S. W K. Chiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, D. A. Levin, The University of Hong Kong, "Employment relations in the Hong Kong civil service: the colonial legacy and beyond".
  • C. Lariviere, Ecole de Service Social, University de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, "Le soutien organisationnel: une stratégie de gestion susceptible de réduire l'impact des changements dans les services publics".
  • Shang-Luan Yan, Institute of Labor Studies, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, "Privatization and employment relations: a case of BES engineering corporation".
  • R. Undy, Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, "Trade union mergers in the public sector: an effective response to the British Government's public sector policies?"

Workshop 3: A MODERNISATION PROJECT MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

CHAIRPERSON: KEVIN O'KELLY, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin

Invited Papers

  • L. Lemire, Ecole Nationale d'Administration Publique, Université du Quebec, Canada and T Saba, Ecole de Relations Industrielles, Université de Montréal, Canada, "Gestion de carrière à l'ère des restructurations dans la fonction publique canadienne: bilan des pratiques".
  • Hegewisch, Centre for European HRM, Cranfield School of Managament, UK, R. Kramer, Macquairie University, Australia, "National and organisational diversity in-human resource management reforms in local and central government: a seven-country comparison".
  • Kessler, University of Oxford, J. Purcell, University of Bath, J. C. Shapiro, London School o£ Economics, UK, "The evolution of new forms of employment relations in the UK public services: the limits of strategic choice".
  • D Marsden, S. French, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK, "Performance management reforms in the UK public services: a study of the effectiveness of per formance related pay in the civil service, public hospitals and schools".
  • G. Lafferty, School of Humanities, J. Fleming, School of Industrial Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, "From collegiality to corporate managerialism: the transformation of work in Australian public universities".
  • Ingebrigtsen, S. Trygstad, N. Finstad, A. Roeiseland, Nordland Research Institute, Bodoe, Norway, "Implications of local wage in public sector".

Special Seminars, Series I: "CHANGE AND CONTINUITIES IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS"

Coordinator: Marino Regini, State University of Milano, Italy.

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE
COLLECTIVE REPRESENTATION VY. DIRECT EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATZION. CONFLICT VS. CO-OPERATION.
CHAIR AND INTRODUCTION: Wolfgang Streeck, Max-Planck-Institute, Köln.
INVITED PAPERS: K. Sisson, University of Warwick; l. Regalia, University di Torino; K. Thelen, Northwestern University; P Marginson, Leeds University; A. Chouraqui, LESTICNRS, Aix-en-Provence; H. Kotthoff, ISO, Saarbruecken.

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY DECLINE VS. RE-EMERGENCE OF TRIPARTITE CONCERTATION
CHAIR AND INTRODUCTION: Marino Regini, University Statale di Milano.
INVITED PAPERS: P. Schmitter, Istituto Universitario Europeo, Firenze; F. Traxler, University of Vienna; M. Shalev, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; U. Refeldth, Ires, Parigi.

FORUM 3 INTO THE UNKNOWN: MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS UNIT

GENERAL RAPPORTEUR: Tayo Fashoyin, African Regional Labour Administration Centre, Harare
CHAIRPERSON: John Niland, The University of New South Wales, Sidney
DISCUSSANT: Alan Gladstone, Industrial Relations Labour Law Consultancies, Geneva, Switzerland

Invited Papers

  • C. QUEIROZ BARBOSA, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, M.G., Brazil, "Restructuring labour productivity and personnel management in small and midsize companies: modernity & archaism - a study on Brazilian companies".
  • HADDAD, Department of Interdisciplinary Technology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA "Labor participation in modernization at small and mid-size firms: research findings from the USA".
  • GALIN, School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University, Israel, "Into the unknown or the lanus syndrome? The possible darker side of managing the human resource in small manufacturing enterprises".
  • L. WEBER, Queens' University, Canada, A. VERMA, University of Toronto, Canada, "The flexibility" of small and medium-sized establishments: evidence from Canadian establishments".

Workshop I: LOOKING FOR SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL: FLEXIBILITY IN SMEs

CHAIRPERSON: TOKER DERELI, Turkish Industrial Relations Association, Istanbul

Invited Papers

  • L. W Hunter, Department of Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, "Employee involvement and entrepreneurialism. Compatibilities and contradictions in the transformation of small business units".
  • P. Brosnan, Griffith University, Australia, F. Horwitz, University of Cape Town, South Africa, R Walsh, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, "Workplace flexibility and labour cost reduction in three countries: a study of small and medium sized businesses".
  • S, Fernie, D. Metcalf, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, London, UK, "(Not) hanging on the telephone: payment systems in the new sweat shops".
  • Bryson, N. Millward, Policy Studies Institute, London, UK, "The impact of employee involvement on small firms' economic performance".
  • U. Staber, Faculty of Administration, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, "Social embeddedness versus localized competition in industrial districts: implications for small firm mortality".
  • J. A. Lequin, Universite du Quebec a Hull, Quebec, Canada, "Discrimination and human resources management: the case of the small and medium-sized enterprises".

Workshop 2: A PREMATURE OBITUARY: END OF COLLECTIVE RELATIONS IN SMALL BUSINESSES?

CHAIRPERSON: BRUNO VENEZIANI, University of Bari

Invited Papers

  • L. Rimoldi, School of Last, Buenos Aires University, Argentina, "Collective Bargaining and the small and medium industry in Argentina".
  • S. J. Frenkel, University of Nets South Wales, Sydney, Australia, M. Korczynsky, University of Loughborough, UK, K. Shire, International Christian University of Tokyo, Japan, M. Tam, University of Ness South Wales, Sydney, Australia, " Front-fine work: a challenge to unions".
  • OM K. Sitoula, School of Management, Kathmandu University, Kathmandu, Nepal, "Industrial relations challenges in the small and medium industries. a case of Nepal".
  • C.Alfonso Tomada, S. Corradeni, MTSS, Buenos Aires, Argentina, "Relaciones laborales en la pequeña v mediana empresa: tensión e integración entre lo individual y lo colectivo".
  • G. Balandi, Istituto Ricerche Economiche e Sociali, IRES Emilia-Romagna, Bologna, Italia, "La partecipazione dei lavoratori in materia di igiene e sicurezza nei luoghi di lavoro. Le esperienze nella contrattazione nazionale e nell contrattazione articolata nella regiona ilia-Romagna".
  • S. Negrelli, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italia, "Participation and decentralization of collective bargaining in Italy".

Workshop 3: SMALL ENTERPRISES FOR BIG PROJECTS: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A MICRO WORKING ENVIRONMENT

CHAIRPERSON: ARNOLD SIBANDA, Zimbabwe Institute of Development Studies, Harare

Invited Papers

  • S. Nlatanmi, Faculty of Social Science, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria, "Strategic HRNI and SMEs in Nigeria: the structural and contextual variables".
  • Hyo-Soo Lee, Yeungnam University, Kyongsan, Korea, "Paternalism and human resource management in small and medium-sized business units".
  • E. Patna, M.S. Industrial Relations and Human Resources Faculty, the American College of Greece, Athens, Greece, "Managing human resources in small and medium-sized business units - the case of Greece".
  • L. Golzio, Dipartimento di Economia Aziendale, University di iModena, Italia, "The organizational limns and human the resource management in the small firms: the Italian experience".
  • J. McDonald, R. Wiesner, Department of FIRM and Employment Relations, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, "Organisational change and HRNI strategies in Australian SMEs". ¨
  • N. J. Kinnie, S. Hutchinson, School of Management, University of Bath, UK, "Business network relationships and the management of human resources in small and medium-sized enterprises".
  • S. R. Pulapa, P. S. Yarlagadda, Department of Business Management and Pubblic Administration, University of Asmara, Eritrea, E.Africa, "Managing human resources in small and medium sized business units in Eritrea".
  • M. C. Galang, Faculty of Business, University of Victoria, Canada, "High performance work practices in small and medium-sized manufacturing fires: a comparative study".

FORUM 4: SQUARING THE CIRCLE: QUALITY OF WORK AND FAMILY LIFE. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN A WIDER SOCIAL CONTEXT

GENERAL RAPPORTEUR: Christine Y. Edwards, Kingston Business School, Kingston University
CHAIRPERSON: Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
DISCUSSANT: Noemi Cohen, Organization of the American States, Washington D.C.

Invited Papers

  • S. BARRERA, Nexus Strategic Solutions, Australia, B. HORSTMAN, Edith Cowan University, Western, Australia, "Work and family in a decentralised and deregulated labour relations environment: the Australian experience".
  • H. RAMSAY, Department of HRM, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, "Gender & democracy at work".
  • G. BHARDWAJ, Indian Merchant's Chamber, India, H. WADIA, SNDT Women's University, India, "Quadrangle of work and family life in India: productivity perspective of ability and opportunity enhancement".
  • C. Y EDWARDS, O. ROBINSON, Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK, "Equal opportunity and pan-time work: a study in two essential services".

Workshop 1 : GENDER AND COMPETITIVENESS: PLAYING WITH FIRE?

CHAIRPERSON: LAMMY BETTEN, University of Exeter

Invited Papers

  • Yoshi-Fumi Nakata, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, "Gender wage differentials in Japan: Social norms us. economic rationality".
  • K. S. Wever, Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, "Society versus economy? Women and work in comparative perspective".
  • Machiko Osawa, Department of Studies on Contemporary Society, Japan's Women's University, Kanagawa, Japan, "Japan women workers".
  • K. Purcell, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK, "Flexible employment and equal opportunities: compatible or contradictory?".

Workshop 2: BUILDING UP A FAMILY FRIENDLY WORLD: EXPERIMENTING WORKING TIME ARRANGEMENTS

Invited Papers

  • V. Haines, University of Sherbrooke, Canada, G. Guérin, University of Montreal, Canada, S. St-Onge, fcole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Canada, "Part-time work in a workfamily balancing context: impressions and workplace effects".
  • I. U. Zeytinoglu, M. Denton, M. Hajdukowski-Ahmed, M. O'Connor, McMaster Research Centre for the Promotion of Women's Health, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, "Women's paid and unpaid work and occupational health".
  • A. K. Backlund, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark, "Industrial production curd household production just-in-time - how information society shapes work curd life".
  • O. Tregaskis, C. Brewster, L. Mavne, A. Hegewisch, Cranfield School of Management, UK, "Working time and contract flexibility: international comparisons".

Workshop 3 : IMPROVING WORKING LIFE FOR A BETTER FAMILY LIFE: OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES?

CHAIRPERSON ELIANE VOGEL-POLSKY, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Invited Papers

  • G. Subbayamma, School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India, "Harmonising work family responsibilities".
  • J. Mankidy, Human Resource Management, National Institute of Bank Management, Pune, India, "Quality of work-life and industrial relations: linking the inevitables".
  • J. C. Gatchalian, A. W Wicker, University of Malaysia in Sarawak, Malaysia, "Quality of work and family life: explorations in Past Asia".
  • R. Ariffin, Women and Human Resource Studies Unit, University Sains Malaysia, Palau Pinang, Malaysia, "Industrial relations in a wider social context: the quality of work and life in Malaysia".
  • S. K. Tripathy, Department of Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Utkal University, Orissa, India, "Quality of work-life and quality of life: a study in public enterprises in India".
  • Nobuhiko Maeda, The Japan Institute of Labour, Tokyo, Japan, "Life cycle effect of the extended household structure on women's labour force participation in Japan".

Special Seminars, Series I "CHANGE AND CONTINUITIES IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS"

COORDINATOR: MARINO REGINI, State University of Milano, Italy

NEW AND OLD SOURCES OF WORKFORCE SEGMENTATION (BY GENDER, ETHNICITY, OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE, STABILITY OF EMPLOYMENT) AND THE FATE OF SOLIDARITY
CHAIR AND INTRODUCTION: David Marsden, London School of Economics.
INVITED PAPERS: E Miguélez, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona; R. Locke, MIT; R Zoll, Universität Bremen; M. Gannon and S. Nollen, University of Maryland and Georgetown University.

Special Seminars, Series II IMPACTS OF EMU ON INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

COORDINATOR: TIMO KAUPPINEN European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin

Invited Papers

  • P. J. Boldt, The Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions, Finland;
  • P. Cressey, University of Bath, U.K;
  • M. L. Cristovam, Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa, Portugal;
  • D. Forster, Faculty of Economics and Social Science, U.K;
  • L. Gonäs, National Institute for Working Life, Sweden;
  • C. loannou, Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Greece;
  • O. Jacobi, Laboratorium Europa, Germany;
  • T. Kauppinen, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Ireland;
  • H. Knudsen, Aalborg University, Denmark;
  • Y Kouzis, Pantion University D'Athènes, Greece;
  • E. Lehosmaa, Trade Union of Bank Officials in Finland, Finland;
  • P. Pochet, Observatoire Social Europeen, Belgium;
  • M. Ricciardelli, Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori, Italia;
  • J. Rojot, UMV, France;
  • B. MacPartlin, National College of Industrial Relations, Ireland;
  • R. Rotondaro, American Institute for Free Labour Development, USA;
  • B. Soerries, University of Konstanz, Germany;
  • T Strandberg, Central Trade Union Confederation LO, Sweden;
  • J. Wallace, University of Limerick, Ireland;
  • U. Veersma, Tilburg University, The Netherlands;
  • A. Weiler, Gottingen, Germany;
  • A. Vidinova, LSE, U.K;
  • S. Zagelmeyer, Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Köln, Germany.