(previously the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA)

Fourth IIRA World Congress

6-10 September 1976, Geneva, Switzerland

President IIRA: John T. Dunlop

SECTION I: A REVIEW OF LABOUR PROBLEMS IN SELECTED COUNTRIES, 1920-1974

Papers:

  • British labour in the Twentieth Century. Hunter and Thomson.
  • Labour in the Twentieth Century: The Federal Republic of Germany. Gunter and Leminsky.
  • Labour problems in France. Sellier.
  • Labour in the Twentieth Century - the United States. Galenson and Smith.
  • Japanese labor in the Twentieth Century with special emphasis on the post world war II developments. Shimada and Shirai.

SECTION II: MANPOWER, EMPLOYMENT, FOREIGN WORKERS.

Rapporteur: C. Hunter

Papers:

  • Future demand for migrant workers in Western Europe. Böhning.
  • Emergent patterns of labour market behaviour - Lifetime perspective of workers. Jenness.
  • Impact of wider educational opportunities on labour markets - Life-long education. Dymond.
  • Government sponsored manpower research: A case study and its implications: Blum.
  • Vocational training for the future. Moerke.
  • Perspectives on professional careers. Boyd, Gross and Wertheim.
  • Women in office employment. Bowen.

SECTION III: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND SOCIAL POLICY IN INDUSTRIALISED COUNTRIES.

Rapporteur: Hans Günter.

Papers:

  • Approaches to consensus building and integrated social policy. Ulman.
  • Wage policy and attitudes of industrial relations parties in Sweden. Faxen.
  • Linkages between quality of life and work problems in highly industrialised countries. Engelen-kefer.
  • The extension of social protection to population groups other than workers: welfare state dynamics and industrial relations. Veldkamp.
  • The interaction of collective bargaining and legislation on social security and health in the United States. Somers.
  • The interaction between collective bargaining and legislation on social security and protection in India. Singh.
  • Worker participation and the quality of life: a behavioural analysis. Boyd, Gross and Wetheim.
  • Income distribution and social equality in Hungary. Timar.
  • Wage indexation - an industrial relations point of view: the case of Israel. Galin.
  • Industrial relations in a limited growth world. Alexander.

SECTION IV: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND LABOUR MARKETS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

Rapporteur: Kannappan.

Papers:

  • Analysis of the dual labor market in less developed countries. Mazumdar and Ibrd.
  • Urban labor absorption, occupational mobility and economic growth: the cases of Mexico City and Sao Paolo. Zaidi and Miller
  • Unemployment, labor market segmentation: the opportunity cost of labor and the social returns to education. Piñera, Selowsky and Ibrd.
  • The informal urban economy and its boundaries. Josh.
  • The role and functioning of the traditional industrial sector, some preliminary evidence. Scoville.
  • The data and information base for analysis of urban labour markets. Lubell.
  • Employment implications of public regulation of wages and industrial relations. Gregory.
  • Collective bargaining and the regulation of employment conditions in Kenya. Henley and House.
  • The politics and economics of wage control: A critical examination of experience in some Western and African countries. Edgren.
  • The public sector pay and recruitment policies in developing countries. Pand.
  • Public sector wage policies in Nigeria. Fapohunda.
  • Problems of public policies and pay and hiring especially as they relate to the issues of employment and income distribution in developing countries. Cloete.
  • Wage structure in developing countries. Chandra.
  • The role of moral and material incentives. Taira.
  • Role of labour incentives in developing countries. Chinchankar.

SECTION V: METHODS OF WORK ORGANISATION

Rapporteur: Takezawa.

Papers:

  • The structure and management of enterprises in different value and societal systems; the power structure of Chinese enterprises. Laaksonen.
  • The social responsibility of the business enterprise as a work organization. Fogarty.
  • A new form of work organisation: Semi-autonomous production groups, evaluation of an experiment. Bernoux
  • Evolving patterns of work organisations. Hansson.
  • Work organisation - the Trade Union Position, conflicts.
  • New patterns of work organisation - trends and concepts in the Federal Republic of Germany. Dülfer, Euler, Endruweit, Hetzler, Staehle and Wilpert.

SECTION VI: LABOUR STUDIES

Rapporteur: Dufty.

Papers:

  • What is an ideal preparation for industrial relations practitioners? Thurley.
  • Issues in comparative research on labor and work democratization. Deutsch.
  • Industrial relations research in international perspective.Doeringer.
  • Towards a useful general and comparative theory of industrial relations. Walker.
  • Constraints and opportunities facing the re-emergence of the black trade union movement in South Africa. Douwes Dekker.
  • Country report on labour studies in Austria. Fürstenberg.
  • Some aspects of industrial relations research and teaching in Canada. Goldenberg, Sexton and Woods.
  • Country report on labour studies in Chile. Muga and Wlker.
  • Country report on labour studies in Japan. Sumiya.
  • Country report on labour studies in Sweden. Portocarero.