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Employment Relations, 4e


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Table of Contents

Part 1 Theory and context
1 What is employment relations?
2 The study of employment relations: analytical tools
3 The study of employment relations: values

Part 2 The parties
4 The state
5 Management and employer representatives
6 Employee representation: unions
7 Employee representation: non-union

Part 3 Processes
8 State regulation minimum standards and awards
9 State regulation: EEO, unfair dismissal and safety at work
10 Managerial unilateralism and individual contracting
11 Collective agreement-making and collective bargaining: structures and processes

Part 4 Outcomes
12 Industrial conflict
13 Employment relations and performance

About the Author

Mark Bray is Foundation Professor of Employment Studies and Head of the Newcastle Business School at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Before taking up this position in 1997, he held teaching positions at the universities of New South Wales, Wollongong and Sydney. He has taught both Australian industrial relations and comparative industrial relations over many years, while more recently he has also taught research methods and human resource management. His research interests range from `micro' studies of industrial relations and human resource management in industries like road and air transport, manufacturing and health care to more `macro' studies of national public policy and comparisons between industrial relations in Australia and other countries. Peter Waring B. Com (Hons) PhD Newcastle is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Employment Studies Centre of the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle, Australia where he also obtained his PhD. Prior to being appointed as research fellow, Peter was a lecturer in industrial relations and management at the Newcastle Business School. In addition to his industrial relations teaching experience, Peter also lectures in the fields of human resource management and negotiation and advocacy. Before commencing a career in academia, Peter was employed as an industrial relations advisor and advocate for a major Australian trade union. Awarded a number of academic accolades including an Australian postgraduate award in 1997 and the University of Newcastle's school of management award for the best journal article in 1999, Peter was also the recipient of an Australian Research Council grant in 2002 to study management issues in mergers and acquisitions. In April 2004 he was a visiting scholar at the Management Centre of Kings College London. Peter has published in a wide variety of journals including Australian Bulletin of Labour, Personnel Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Asia Pacific Business Review and Journal of Industrial Relations. His current research interests include investigating relationships between financial markets and employment relations practice within public corporations. Peter's international teaching experience includes teaching for the University of Newcastle in Malaysia and Hong Kong as well as for the University of Adelaide's Graduate School of Business in Singapore and Hong Kong. He has lived in Penang, Malaysia and in Singapore.

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