(previously the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA)

Ninth IIRA World Congress

President IIRA: John Niland

Rapporteur: Janice R. Bellace

THEME 1: THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

  • Roy J Adams - State Regulation of Unions and Collective Bargaining: An International Assessment of Determinants and Consequences.
  • Roger Blanpain - The Role of the State in Industrial Relations. The European Community and Beyond: Problems and Perspectives
  • Braham Dabscheck - "A New Province for Law and Order": The Australian Experiment with Industrial Tribunals
  • Clifford B Donn - National Regulation of International Industry: Industrial Relations in the Maritime Industry
  • El-Khider All Musa - The Role of the State in Industrial Relations Systems in Africa: The Case of Sudan
  • Se-II Park - The Role of the State in Industrial Relations: The Case of Korea Kazuo Sugeno - The Role of the State in Industrial Relations in Japan: The State's Guiding Role in Socio-Economic Development
  • Andrzej Swiatkowski - The Role of the State in Industrial Relations in Eastern and Central Europe: The Case of Poland

Communication Abstracts

  • Funmi Adewumi - Nigeria, The State and Industrial Relations in Nigeria: A Critical Assessment
  • Mark Bray and Pat J Walsh - Australia/New Zealand, Accord and Discord! The Differing Fates of Corporatism Under Australian and New Zealand Labour Governments
  • Shou-Po Chao - Taiwan, The Governmental Efforts in the Promotion of Mutually Beneficial LaborManagement Relations in Taiwan, Republic of China
  • Grant Fitzner - Australia, Minimum Wages in OECD Countries: Lessons for Australia?
  • Richard Hall - Australia, Comparative Labour Law and Macroeconomic Outcomes: Decommodified Labour Law Regimes in Fifteen OECD Countries
  • Raymond Harbridge - New Zealand, Freedom to Bargain: A Review of the First Year of Bargaining Under New Zealand's Employment Contracts Legislation
  • Khondoker Bazlul Hoque - Bangladesh, The Role of the State in Industrial Relations: A Review of the Experiences of Some Asian Countries with Particular Reference to Bangladesh
  • S A Kennedy - Australia, Hands Off or Hands On? The State and Industrial Tribunals in Australia - Some Reflections
  • Mark G Kenny - Australia , Survival at all Costs. The Cases of the "System" versus the Pilots and the Coalminers - A Comparative Analysis
  • Jacques-André Lequin - Canada, Equity Legislations in Industrial Relations
  • J Joseph Loewenberg - United States of America, The Role of Government in Human Resource Management: The Case of Smoking at the Workplace in the United States
  • Samuel Masilamani - India, The State and Industrial Relations in India: A Micro Study
  • Balaguru Mohanadoss - India, Peace to Relations: A Strategic Move for Pro-Active Industrial Relations
  • P K Mohanty - India, The Role of the State In Industrial Relations: The Indian Experience
  • A Monappa - India, Affirmative Action Programmes: The Role of the State
  • P Nandakumar - India On Conciliation in India
  • Kwamina Panford - United States of America Structural Adjustment and Labor Unions in Ghana
  • Allen Ponak and Thomas F Reed - Canada Modelling Time Delays in Rights Arbitration
  • R Ram Reddy - India, The State and Industrial Relations in India - Policy and Implications
  • Greg Stevens - Australia, Recent Developments in Co-operation of State and Federal Tribunals in South Australia
  • Michele Tallard - France, The Role of the State in French Collective Bargaining: From Intervention to Inducement
  • Julian Teicher - Australia, Industrial Relations Regulation and Equal Opportunities Legislation
  • C W Thatcher - Australia, Enterprise Bargaining in the Public Service
  • Mark Thompson - Canada, The Impact of Privatization on Industrial Relations
  • Rupert Tipples - New Zealand, Primary Sector Experiences with New Zealand's Employment Contracts Act 1991
  • S K Tripathy - India, The Role of the State in the Industrial Relations System in India
  • Soile Tuorinsuo - Finland, The Role of the State in Industrial Relations in Finland
  • Hing Ai Yun - Singapore, State Intervention and Labour Relations

THEME II: TRADE UNIONISM IN THE FUTURE

President: Tayo Fashoyin. Rapporteur: Ed Davis

  • Gideon Ben-Israel and Hanna Fisher - Trade Unions in the Future: Organizational Strategies in a Changing Environment
  • Mona-Jostle Gagnon - L'avenir du syndicalisme: Les jeux sont ouverts Olle Hammarstrom - Local and Global: Trade Unions in the Future Annette Jobert et Patrick Rozenblatt - Les nouveaux champs d'action du syndicalisme en Europe. Gestion de la mobilité professionnelle et n6gociation dans les firmes multinationales.
  • Manik Kher - Trade Unionism in the Nineties in India: Deunionisation
  • Alfred Pankert - Adjustment Problems of Trade Unions in Selected Industrialised Market Economy Countries: The Union's Own View
  • Jelle Visser - Union Organisation: Why Countries Differ?
  • Kirsten S Wever - On the Future of Trade Unionism in the United States

COMMUNICATION ABSTRACTS

  • Therese Beaupain - Belgium, Trade Union Membership: Further Probing of Explanatory Factors with Special Reference to the Case of Belgium
  • Paul Boreham and Richard Hall - Australia, Work Organisation, Industrial Relations Reform and Union Strategy in Comparative Perspective: The Illusion of Flexibility
  • Irene K H Chew and Tan Ern Ser - Singapore, Executive Unions and Union Membership in Singapore: Issues and Prospects
  • Patricia Fosh - United Kingdom, The Consequences of Pan-European Trade Unionism for Unions in Less Developed Countries
  • Peter Gahan - Australia, Towards a Theory of Union Strategy: An Industrial Relations Approach
  • Daniel G Gallagher and Kurt Wetzel - United States of America/Canada, The Growth of Part-Time Employment: Implications for Trade Union Growth and Governance
  • P Gevers - Belgium, Trade Unions, the Belgian Model of Labor Relations and the Developments in the European Community?
  • Clive H J Gilson and Terry Wagar - Canada, Union Organizing in Nova Scotia 1979-1988
  • K W Hince - New Zealand, The Future of Unionism in the South Pacific: The Case of Fiji
  • Kaj Ilmonen - Finland, The Finnish Trade Union Movement and Societal Trust
  • Chris Jecchinis and Theodoros Koutroukis - Greece, Recent Developments in the Trade Union Movements of Greece and Bulgaria: A Comparative Analysis
  • Timo Kauppinen - Finland, Can the Nordic Model of Labour Relations Survive in the European Community?
  • Helen LaVan - United States of America, Union Corporate Campaigns in Various Countries: Perceived Use and Effectiveness
  • Jens Lind - Denmark, The Future of Trade Unions and "The Danish Model". Convergence and Divergence of National Industrial Relations Systems
  • David Metcalf - United Kingdom, British Unions: Dissolution or Resurgence?
  • Susan Milner - United Kingdom, Trade Unions, Training and Bargaining: The Benefits of European Comparisons
  • Jaap Paauwe and J A de Jong - The Netherlands, Dutch Trade Unions in Transition: An Organizational Development Approach
  • Andrew Pendleton - England, Employee Participation in Employee Share Ownership Plan Organisations in the United Kingdom
  • Barbara Pocock - Australia, Women in Unions in Australia: New Evidence on Participation and Representation
  • Kotta Ramesh - India, Current Trends in Unionism - Implications for the Future
  • Frank Reid and Abdisalam Omar - Canada, Do Unions Win Short Strikes and Lose Long Strikes?
  • Alberto L Rimoldi - Argentina, The Future of Trade Unions in Argentina
  • Higdon C Roberts Jr and Ralph A Johnson - United States of America The Local Union in Transition: A United States Perspective
  • Joseph B Rose and Gary N Chaison - Canada/United States of America Union Density and Union Effectiveness: The North American Experience
  • L K Savery and G N Soutar - Australia Which Industrial Models do People Use?
  • Gerd Schienstock - Austria, Economic Transformation and Institutional Change
  • Basu Sharma - Canada, The Future of Trade Unionism in Selected Asian Countries
  • D H Simpson, M Koray and A Sozer - Wales/Turkey/Turkey, The Future of Trade Unions in the Developing Industrial Relations System in Turkey
  • J S Sodhi - India, Indian Trade Unions in the Nineties
  • George Sterling - Australia, Ethical Behaviour Within Unions and The Future of the Union Movement

THEME III: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING, THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Chairperson: Luis Aparicio Valdez. Rapporteur: John Purcell

  • Frank Heller - The Under-Utilization of Human Resources in Industrial Relations Theory and Practice
  • Thomas A Kochan and Lee Dyer - Managing Transformational Change: The Role of Human Resource Professionals
  • John Mathews - The Industrial Relations of Skills Formation Carlos Prieto - La gesti6n empresarial de la fuerza de trabajo: Critica sociol6gica de los planteamientos dominantes
  • Marino Regini - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in European Companies
  • Ernest J Savoie - Revitalizing the Middle Manager John Storey - The Take-up of Human Resource Management by Mainstream Companies: Key Lessons from Research

COMMUNICATION ABSTRACTS

  • Guy S Ahonen - Finland, Human Resource Accounting - Prospects for Finland
  • Frances Bairstow - United States of America Emerging Workplace Problems
  • Greg J Bamber and Mark A Shadur - Australia, Towards Lean Production? The International Transferability of Japanese Management Strategies
  • Laurent Bélanger and Jean Boivin - Canada ,Culture Organisationnelle et Qualité Des Relations Patronales-Syndicales
  • Peter F Boxall - New Zealand, The Significance of Human Resource Management: A Reconsideration of the Evidence
  • Ozer Carmi - Israel, Job Evaluation and Labor Relations: The Case of the Public Sector in Israel
  • Norma J Chalmers - Australia, Employment Relationships in Japan: Dispatched Workers 1980-90
  • Richard P Chaykowski and Anil Verma - Canada, Canadian Industrial Relations in Transition
  • Jon Clark - United Kingdom , Personnel Management and Technical Change
  • Xavier Coller - Spain, Flexibilidad, calidad y la b6squeda de consenso a traves de la gestion de los recursos humanos
  • G Mulini Darshan - India, Key Issues in Human Resource Management
  • Sahab Dayal - United States of America, Collective Bargaining Among University Professors: An American Perspective
  • Esther Déom and Jacques Mercier - Canada, Quelques 6I6ments de I'evaluation des emplois en contexte d'equite salariale
  • Folashade Fasan-Caiafas - Nigeria, External Influences on the Personnel/Human Resource Function in Public Enterprises - An Appraisal
  • Maria Tereza Leme Fleury - Brazil, Human Resources Management and Labor Relations: A Comparison Between Korea and Brazil
  • V Gechtman and J Kaul - Israel, Strategic Manpower Resources Planning as a Tool for Organizational Flexibility
  • M N Goldberg, V R Haburchak and R Hovey - United States of America, The Imperative of Labor/Management Human Resource Delivery - Training as a Common Denominator for Economic Stability and Employment Security
  • John Hassard, Stephen Procter, Louise McArdle, Michael Rowlinson and J.Paul Forrester - United Kingdom, Performance Related Pay and the Management of Human Resources
  • Jon-Chao Hong and Ding-Yow Shich - Taiwan, Occupational Retraining in Taiwan and Japan
  • Frank M Horwitz and Michael Townshend - South Africa, Participation, Teamwork and Flexibility: Problems and Challenges in South Africa
  • Harish C Jain - Canada, Staffing and Affirmative Action Policies In Canada and India
  • R B Jain - India, Human Resource Management in Public Enterprises in India
  • Russell Lansbury, Bengt Sandkull and Olle Hammarström - Australia/Sweden/Sweden, Productivity, HRM and Industrial Relations in the Australian and Swedish Automotive Components Industries
  • Maria Matey-Tyrowicz - Poland, Human Resource Policy and Unemployment in Poland
  • Susan McGrath-Champ - Australia, Human Resource Management and Corporate Strategy: Restructuring in the Australian Coal Industry
  • Ian P McLoughlin - United Kingdom, Human Resource Management in Non-Union Firms in the UK
  • Ilan Meshoulam - Israel, Human Resources Strategic Management. A System Approach
  • Daniel J B Mitchell, Shara Peng and Mahmood A Zaidi - United States of America, The Use of Mandated Benefits. A Comparative Study
  • Maria Ann Mulcahy - Australia, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Breaking Down the Barriers
  • Helen J Newell - United Kingdom, "New" Employee Relations in Greenfield Sites?
  • Stanley D Nollen - United States of America The Cost Effectiveness of Contingent Labor
  • Thomas H Patten Jr - United States of America, Restructuring of Companies, Human Resource Policies, and Industrial Relations in the American Steel Industry During the 1980's
  • Anna Pollert - United Kingdom, Restructuring and the Management of Production and Labour in the European Food Manufacturing Industry
  • R Satya Raju - India, Strategic Issues in Human Resource Management: The Indian Experience
  • Mark R Sherman - United States of America, The Mediation of Individual Employment Disputes in Australia: Some Lessons for American Managers
  • Anthony E Smith - Canada, The Transformation of Canadian Industrial Relations?
  • Norm Solomon and Andrew Templer - Canada, The Implications of Non-Traditional Work Sites for Industrial Relations: A Review of Telecommuting in North America and Europe
  • A V Subbarao - Canada, Impact of Employment Equity on Industrial Relations In Canada and India: Need for Theory and Research
  • Hazel T Suchard - Australia, The Management of High-Tech Companies - Problems and Solutions
  • Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, Diane Bellemare and Lise Poulin Simon -, Canada, The Impact of Macroeconomic and Labour Market Policy on Firms' Human Resources Management
  • Lowell Turner and Peter Auer - United States of America/Germany, The Political Economy of New Work Organization: Different Roads, Different Outcomes
  • A H van der Zwaan - The Netherlands, Personnel Mobility and Personnel Flexibility; From a Labour Process and Sociotechnical Viewpoint
  • P Vijayan and D B Varadarajan - India, Perspectives and Problems of Human Resources Management in India
  • David Wan - Singapore, Human Resource Management and the Practice of Industrial Relations
  • Klaas H Woldring - Australia, The Contribution of the John Cleese Videos to the Teaching of Industrial Relations, Management and Human Resource Management

THEME IV: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION

Chairperson: Manfred Weiss. Rapporteur: Amira Galin

  • Ludwik Florek - The Impact of Industrial Relations on Political Transformations in Poland
  • Lajos Héthy - Political Changes and the Transformation of Industrial Relations in Hungary
  • Bogdan Kavcic - Industrial Relations in Post-Socialist Yugoslavia
  • David A Levin and Stephen Chiu - Decolonization Without Independence: Political Change and Trade Unionism in Hong Kong
  • Mesfin Gabre Michael - Perestroika: Its Effects on Labour Relations in Africa Emilio Morgado - Caracteristicas de las relaciones laborales en la transicion democr6tica: El caso de Chile
  • Clive Thompson - Strategy and Opportunism: Trade Unions as Agents for Change in South Africa

COMMUNICATION ABSTRACTS

  • B Karin Chai - Australia, The Changing Role of Unions in Hong Kong
  • B Hemalatha and B J Stanley - India, Industrial Relations in Medieval India (800 - 1600 AD) - A Historical Perspective
  • Herman Knudsen - Denmark, Employee Participation in the European Community - Towards Convergence?
  • Karl Koch - United Kingdom, Collective Bargaining and Trade Unions: The Process of Bargaining Harmonization in a United Germany
  • Joachim Lamel - Austria, Changes in the System of Social Partnership in Austria
  • Judith Mailer - South Africa, Conflict or Co-operation? Trade Unions and Worker Participation in South Africa
  • Jacob Mankidy - India, Emerging Patterns of Industrial Relations in India
  • Leopold P Mureithi - Kenya, The Dynamics of Labour Relations in Kenya
  • Hans-Goran Myrdal - Sweden, Reflections on the Role of Employers and Employers' Organisations During the Transition from a Centrally Planned to a Market Economy
  • Russell E Smith - United States Of America Brazilian Industrial Relations Post- Redemocratization
  • Nii Lartey-Ayi Tetteh - Ghana, Political Transformation and Industrial Relations - The African Perspective
  • Gillian Whitehouse - Australia, Wage Bargaining and Gender Equality: The Pursuit of Flexibility
  • Susan Zeitz - Australia Interpreting, Not Re-Drafting

THEME V: THE MACRO/MICRO INTERFACE IN LABOUR MARKET POLICY AND PRACTICE

Chairperson: Lena Gonas. Rapporteur: Pang Eng Fong

  • Jacques Bélanger et Gilles Breton - Restructuration économique et régulation du travail au Canada
  • William Brown and Janet Walsh - Corporate Pay Policies and the Internationalisation of Markets
  • Carlo Dell'Aringa and Manuela Samek Lodovici - Industrial Relations and Labour Policies in European Countries
  • François Eyraud - Remarques sur le rapport entre entreprise et marché dans l'évaluation des qualifications: Perspective comparative
  • Bob Gregory and Anne Daly - Who Gets What? Institutions, Human Capital Black Boxes as Determinants of Relative Wages in Australia and the U.S.
  • Isik Urla Zeytinoglu - Part-Time and Other Non-Standard Forms of Employment: Why Are They Considered Appropriate for Women?

COMMUNICATION ABSTRACTS

  • James P Begin - United States of America, International Trade and Industrial Structure as Determinants of Comparative IR Systems: A Preliminary Discussion
  • Tim Harcourt - Australia, The Accord, Workplace Bargaining and Labour Market Reform
  • W G Harley - Australia, Labour Flexibility and Industrial Relations in Australia: An Analysis of the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey Data
  • Segun 0 Matanmi - Nigeria, Working Time Flexibility and the Promotion of Female Employment in Nigeria
  • Ian McAndrew - New Zealand, From Regulation to Deregulation in New Zealand Labour Relations
  • M Alimullah Miyan - Bangladesh, Urban Labour Markets in Bangladesh
  • Teresa Poon - Australia, Labour Contract System in the People's Republic of China - Towards a New Form of Dualism of Labour?
  • K V Eswara Prasad - India, Some Aspects of the Labour Market for Professional Manpower in India
  • Kate Purcell - England, Equal Opportunities in the Hospitality Industry: Custom and Credentials
  • Malcolm Rimmer - Australia, Systematic Overtime: An Obstacle to Workplace Reform in Australia
  • Pamela A Swain - Australia, Some Findings of a Study of the Management of Industrial Relations in the Pilbara Iron Ore Industry Using the Strategic Choice Theoretical Frameworks of Kochan, Katz and McKersie (1986) for Analysis of Industrial Relations at the Level of the Firm

Theme General

  • Salahaldeen AI-All - England, An Analysis of the Linkages Between Higher Education and Industry in the UK
  • Gordon Anderson, Peter Brosnan and Pat Walsh - New Zealand/Australia/New Zealand, Casualisation and Externalisation in New Zealand
  • Gholam R Bordbar - Iran, Industrial Growth and Labour Relations
  • Friedrich Furstenberg - Germany, Individual and Representative Participation. Dualism or Dilemma?
  • E Edward Herman - United States of America, The Teaching of Collective Bargaining
  • Satu Kalliola and Ilkka Pesonen - Finland, The Quality of Working Life and the Productivity of Services in Municipal Organizations
  • Simo Salminen and Jorma Saari - Finland, Measures to Improve Productivity and Safety, as Evaluated by the Parties of Serious Occupational Accidents