(previously the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA)

Sixth IIRA World Congress

28-31 march 1983, Tokyo, Japan

President IIRA: Mikio Sumiya

PART 1

  • Opening address by Sumiya
  • Stages of Economic Development and Industrial Relations. Okita.
  • Present and future problems of industrial relations in Western Europe. Erdmann.
  • Reshaping the Socio-economic order: Labour's roles in the 1980s. Fryer

PART 2

SECTION I: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN POST INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES

Rapporteur: Guest. Discussant : Wedderburn

Papers:

  • Règles, contextes et acteurs: réflexion à partir d'une comparaison France-Allemagne. Maurice, Sellier et Silvestre.
  • Le développement de l'informatique et la protection des salariés. Delamotte.
  • L'évolution des dimensions de la négociation collective d'entreprise sous l'effet de la crise : Esquisse de comparaison France, Suède, République fédérale d'Allemagne et Grande-Bretagne. Goetschy.
  • Industrial relations and technological development in post-industrial societies. Dylander.
  • Areawide labour-management committees in the United States: A response to post-industrial trends. Leone.
  • Labour unions in a different role: Scanning for new investment and business projects: A case study. Dahlstr]om.
  • Airline pilots' unions: Australia, Japan and the US: an empirical test of cross-national convergence. Karsh, Blain and Nihei.
  • Structural change: Consequences and alternatives. Gönas.

SECTION II: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND INCOMES POLICIES IN A STAGFLATION ECONOMY

Rapporteur: Kochan. Discussant: Rimoldi.

Papers:

  • Wage negotiations in stagflationary economic pressures. Barzilai.
  • Signification et portée du contrat collectif de branche dans la structuration des relations professionnelles en France. Jobert and Rozenblatt.
  • Gestión empresarial y relaciones de trabajo en el ámbito de las empresas administradas por sus propios trabajadores (EAT) en un país subdesarrollado. Análisis de la experiencia peruana. Neffa.
  • The regulation of inflation in Western countries and the degree of neocorporatism. Tarantelli.
  • Income policy determination and collective bargaining in the private sector in Israel, in time of high inflation. Kaminitz.
  • The comparative political economy of wage determination: A quantitative analysis for "the group of ten". Davies.
  • Wage determination and labour market in Japan: A corporatist approach. Shimada.
  • The "Scandinavian" model": incomes policy and instabilities during a period of stagflation. Bild, Visen and Jorgensen
  • Collective bargaining and economic policies in industrialised market economies. Clarke.
  • Prerogative and decision sharing: A contemporary industrial relations dilemma as an obstacle to innovation and productivity. Stark.
  • L'évolution de la politique des employeurs français vis-à-vis des organisations syndicales. Rojot.
  • New managerial approaches to industrial relations : Major paradigms and historical perspective. Gospel.
  • Comparative models of industrial relations and management of three Pacific Basin countries: Japan, New Zealand and the USA. Patten.
  • Les stratégies patronales à l'égard de la durée du travail Autrand.
  • Toward a theory of organisation development: interventions in unionised work settings. Shirom.
  • Union-management co-operation in the USA 1915-1945. Jacoby.
  • Government policies towards managerial trade unionism. Arthurs.
  • The challenge of unemployment to equal opportunities in the USA, Canada and Britain. Jain and Sloane.
  • Reducing the impact of unemployment through worksharing: Some industrial relations considerations. Meltz and Reid.
  • Simulating the effects of development policies on wage and employment structures. Scoville.
  • The impact of high unemployment on bargaining structure. Brown.
  • Theoretical notions on the role of the Scandinavian trade union movement in its fight against unemployment. Lund.

SECTION III: INDUSTRIAL AND POLITICAL STRUCTURES

Rapporteur: Sagardoy and Treu. Discussants: Rehmus and Fashoyin

Papers:

  • Political aspects of industrial conflict at times of uncertainty. Galin.
  • Political relations and trade unions in Australia. Frenkel and Coolican.
  • Government role in conflict: the case of the 1980 central wage round in Sweden. Hammarström.
  • State corporatism and industrial relations in Ghana and Nigeria. Fashoyin.
  • Industrial relations and political structures: Italy and Latin Mediterranean countries. Treu.
  • The impact of political structure on the structure of the trade union movement in India with special reference to the problem of union recognition. Sinha.
  • Industrial relations and political structures: The Nigerian experience. Twuji and Arewah.
  • Participation et structures politiques. Monat
  • The practice of industrial relations in China: A new approach to the four modernisations. Peter Kar-Nin Chen.

SECTION IV: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN THE UNORGANISED SECTOR

Rapporteur: Gaudart. discussant: Delamotte

Papers:

  • Employer attitudes towards discharged job applicants. Stieber and Block.
  • The emerging role of women in the national union governance: the results of a Canadian study. Andiappan and Chaison.
  • A comparative study of personnel practices in unionized and non-unionized banks. LaVan and Mathys.
  • Wage and productivity in the unorganised sector in LCDs, with special reference to SouthEast Asia. Siengthai.
  • An analysis of unionization in agriculture. Leftwich and Herman.
  • Labour relations in the unorganized sector: the Philippine case. Lazo.
  • Human resources development and the "unorganized" sector in the developing countries. Zaidi.
  • Part-time employment and industrial relations developments in the European Economic Community.
  • Unionisation and industrial relations in agricultural labour in India. Kumar.
  • Labour market segmentation, sex and income in Brazil. Haller and Pastore.

SECTION V: VIABILITY OF THE JAPANESE MODEL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Rapporteur: Hanami. Discussant: Ramos and Kassalow

Papers:

  • Viability of portions of the Japanese industrial relations model on the Great Planis of the United States: Kwasaki Motors Corporation. Torrence.
  • Condiciones psicológicas y psicosociales del modelo Japonés de relaciones laborales. Viabilidad de su aplicación al ámbito internacional. Quijano.
  • Is the Japanese system of lifetime employment applicable to a developing country like Korea? Kim.
  • The permanent employment system: Japan and Mexico. Thompson.
  • Managerial ideology and worker co-optation: the US and Japan. Karsh.
  • Viability of the Japanese industrial relations system in the international context: the case of Canada. Jain and Ohtsu.
  • How transferable is the Japanese industrial relations system? Some implications of a study of industrial relations and personnel policies of Japanese firms in Western Europe. Thurley.
  • Viability of the Japanese trade union model in Singapore and the Philippines. Ramos.
  • The relevance of the Japanese model of industrial relations for the analysis of management-labour relations. A case study of a Japanese-Malaysian venture. Smith.
  • Japan as an industrial relations model for other countries: an historical-comparative treatment. Kasslow.

PART 3

  • Who gets what job: the changing ground rules in ownership and control of labour market opportunities. Niland
  • Effects of the application of private sector industrial relations on the public sector. Gustafsson.
  • Government structure and public sector industrial relations. Friedman.
  • La problemática de los trabajadores que prestan sus servicios en condiciones de fraude o simulación de la relación de trabajo. Alvarez y Lucena.