(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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.