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Introduction to Comparative Labor Movements Jan.25, 2011
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John Dunlop (1958), Industrial Relations Systems Kochan, Katz, McKersie (1984), The Strategic Choice Model of Industrial Relations Hall and Soskice (2001), Varieties of Capitalism Framework for comparative analysis of employment relations
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Dunlop (1958) Industrial Relations System
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The strategic choice model of industrial relations
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The varieties of capitalism approach Liberal Market Economies: Firms coordinate their activities primarily via hierarchies and competitive market arrangements (e.g. US, UK). Coordinated Market Economies: Firms depend more heavily on non-market relationships to coordinate their endeavors with other actors and to construct their core competencies (e.g. Germany, Sweden, Japan). More types of capitalism: statist economies (e.g. East European countries); transitional economies (e.g. China) Employment relations patterns vary in different types of economies: IR systems in LMEs are characterized by deregulated labor markets, decentralized wage bargaining,
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course LABOR STUD 575:301 taught by Professor Liu during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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