(previously the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA)

Third IIRA World Congress

3-7 September 1973, London, UK

President IIRA: B.C. Roberts

SECTION I: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDY

Papers:

  • A Framework for the Analysis of Industrial Relations Systems. Craig
  • Future Trends of Labour Relations Development in the Soviet Union for the Coming Fifteen Years. Alexandrof
  • Economic Mobility and Industrial Relations Systems. Doeringer
  • Theories of Human Capital in Industrial Relations. Somers
  • Structure and Process in Industrial Relations. Hartmann
  • Industrial Relations in Latin America, a Theoretical Framework for Futurological Study: an Outline. Stavenhagen
  • Social Relations in Production: an Ecological Approach. Davison
  • How to grasp the Meaning of Action from the Standpoint of Claims and Social Practices. Jacques and Piret.
  • Communication on Theoretical Framework for Prospective Study. Farkas

SECTION II: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND INFLATION

Papers:

  • Connective bargaining and competitive bargaining. Ulman.
  • The impact of Phase II Wage controls on the American economy. Mitchell.
  • Wages and taxes with some incidental comment on inflation, unemployment and industrial unrest. Turner.
  • Incomes policies and prices. Zaidi.
  • The role of consensus in incomes policy. Faxen.
  • Summary: Fiscal measures and wage settlements. Fogarty.

SECTION III: THE STRUCTURE OF POWER IN TRADE UNION MOVEMENTS

Papers:

  • Union power in bargaining. Weitbrecht.
  • Trade unions power structure and use of staff experts: the case of the Histadrut. Shirom.
  • Trade unions and power in developing economies: the Kenyan example. Muir and Brown.
  • The central trade union organisation and the individual unions in Federal Germany. Leminsky.
  • Problems in understanding power in trade unions in Britain. Jones and Wedderburn.

SECTION IV: THE MULTNATIONAL CORPORATION AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Papers:

  • The United States-Canadian automobile agreement and its effects on collective bargaining. Coates.
  • Multinational corporations, international unions and industrial relations: the Canadian case. Crispo.
  • The Multinational Corporation and Industrial Relations: The Japanese Case. Hanami.
  • The International Metal Workers Federation and the world automotive industry: The early years, another view of the forest. Kassalow.
  • Changing orientations and the evolution of industrial relations. Zahn.
  • Multinational corporations and labour: A prospective view. Gunter.
  • The multinational company: the State and international organisation. Clarke
  • Forecast and theoretical consideration of Union Strategies in relation to multinational corporations. Moller.
  • A multinational organisation and industrial relations: The Philips Case. Dronkers.

SECTION V: LABOUR RELATIONS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Papers:

  • Wage determination in the Japanese national public service: Changes and prospects. Koshiro.
  • Labour relations in the public sector in Argentina. Macri.
  • Labour relations in the public sector in France. Verdier.
  • Labour relations in the public sector in Austria. Tomandl.
  • Labour relations in the public sector in United States. Rehmus.
  • Labour relations in the public sector in the Federal Republic of Germany. Ramm.
  • Labour relations in the public undertakings in India. Banerji.
  • Labour relations in the public sector in the United Kingdom. Winchester.
  • Collective bargaining in the public sector - the Canadian experience. Kruger
  • Labour relations in the public sector in Italy. Ghera.

PANEL: DISCUSSIONS ON SALIENT FUTURE TRENDS IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Future trends in industrial relations in the United States. Dunlop. Future trends in industrial relations in Latin America. Rodrigues.

SECTION VI: WORKERS' PARTICIPATION IN MANGEMENT.

Background papers were prepared by the members of the panels for this Section for their own use and were not available to Congress participants.