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  2. RECOMMENDED READING LIST 133 items
    1. The core text book for this module is: 1 item
      1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams, Steve Williams (2014.)

        Book Essential

    2. The following text should also be used in conjunction to the core text book 3 items
      and will also be drawn on extensively during the course
      1. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

      2. Employment relations - Ed Rose 2008

        Book Recommended

      3. Understanding employment relations - Tony Dundon, Derek Rollinson (2011)

        Book Recommended

    3. The following texts will also be useful as additional reading. 8 items
      They can be found in the library. There are also earlier editions available for some of these books
      1. Reassessing the employment relationship - Paul Blyton, Edmund Heery, Peter Turnbull 2011

        Book Recommended

      2. Industrial relations: theory and practice - P. K. Edwards 2003

        Book Recommended

      3. Employment Relations in the Shadow of Recession: findings from the the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study - Brigid van Wanrooy, Helen Bewley, Alex Bryson, John Forth (2013.) (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. Industrial relations: theory and practice - Michael Salamon (2000)

        Book Recommended

      5. Strikes - Richard Hyman 1989

        Book Recommended

      6. Rethinking industrial relations: mobilization, collectivism and long waves - John E. Kelly, ebrary, Inc 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    4. Additional topic-by topic readings: 120 items
      1. Lecture 1/week1: Introduction 8 items
        1. Understanding work and employment: industrial relations in transition - Peter Ackers, Peter Ackers, Adrian Wilkinson 2003

          Book Recommended Read: Ackers, P. & Wilkinson, A. (2003). Introduction: The British Industrial Relations Tradition - Formation, Breakdown and Salvage

        2. What's the point of industrial relations?: in defence of critical social science. edited by Ralph Darlington - Ralph Darlington 2009

          Book Recommended Read: Darlington, R. (2009) Introduction: Some of the Challenges Facing the Academic Study of Industrial Relations

        3. What is Employee Relations - M. Emmott 2005

          Book Recommended Currently unavailable

        4. What's the point of industrial relations?: in defence of critical social science. edited by Ralph Darlington - Ralph Darlington 2009

          Book Recommended Read: Hyman, J. (2009). Why Industrial Relations?

        5. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended esp. Chapter 1

        6. Industrial relations: theory and practice - Michael Salamon (2000)

          Book Recommended Chapter 1

      2. Lecture 2/week2: Theoretical Approaches 9 items
        1. Understanding work and employment: industrial relations in transition - Peter Ackers, Peter Ackers, Adrian Wilkinson 2003

          Book Recommended Read: Ackers, P. & Wilkinson, A. (2003). Introduction: The British Industrial Relations Tradition - Formation, Breakdown and Salvage,

        2. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended esp. Chapters 2 and 6.

        3. Understanding psychological contracts at work: a critical evaluation of theory and research - Neil Conway, Rob B. Briner, ebrary, Inc 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

        4. Contemporary British industrial relations - Sidney Kessler, F. J. Bayliss 1998

          Book Recommended esp. Chapter 3.

        5. Reassessing the employment relationship - Paul Blyton, Edmund Heery, Peter Turnbull 2011

          Book Recommended Read: Hauptmeier, M. (2011) Reassessing markets and employment relations,

        6. Understanding work and employment: industrial relations in transition - Peter Ackers, Peter Ackers, Adrian Wilkinson 2003

          Book Recommended Read: Roberts, I. (2003). Sociology and Industrial Relations

        7. Employment relations - Ed Rose 2008

          Book Recommended Chapter 1

      3. Lecture 3/week3: The context of employment relations 20 items
        (these are references which will be useful for those attempting essay 2)
        1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams, Steve Williams (2014.)

          Book Recommended Chapter 2

        2. Understanding employment relations - Tony Dundon, Derek Rollinson (2011)

          Book Recommended ch3 56-87

        3. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Chapter 3

        4. Employment Relations in the Shadow of Recession: findings from the the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study - Brigid van Wanrooy, Helen Bewley, Alex Bryson, John Forth (2013.) (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended pp 105 – 115

        5. Rethinking employment - Peter Cappelli 12/1995

          Article Recommended

        6. Global trends in flexible labour - Alan Felstead, Nick Jewson 1999

          Book Recommended

        7. Restructuring the employment relationship - Duncan Gallie 1998

          Book Recommended

        8. Data on employment

          Webpage Recommended including recent reports on self-employed and zero hours contracts can be found on the Office for National Statistics website.

      4. Lecture 4/week 4: Trade unions and their members 15 items
        1. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Chapter 5

        2. New unions, new workplaces: a study of union resilience in the restructured workplace - Andy Danford, Mike Richardson, Martin Upchurch 2003

          Book Recommended Esp. Chapter 1 and the debate on ‘new unionism’.

        3. Employee relations - John Gennard, Graham Judge 2005

          Book Recommended

        4. Representing workers: trade union recognition and membership in Britain 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Read: Freeman, R. and Diamond, W. (2003). Young Workers and Trade Unions

        5. Representing workers: trade union recognition and membership in Britain 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended especially chapters 1 – 4.

        6. Understanding work and employment: industrial relations in transition - Peter Ackers, Peter Ackers, Adrian Wilkinson 2003

          Book Recommended Read: Heery, E. (2003). Trade Unions and Industrial Relations

        7. Rethinking industrial relations: mobilization, collectivism and long waves - John E. Kelly, ebrary, Inc 1998 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

        8. The National Minimum Wage, low pay and the UK hotel industry - Chris Warhurst, Caroline Lloyd, Eli Dutton 12/2008

          Article Recommended

      5. Lecture 5/week 5: Diversity and Equality 1 item
        Reading list to be uploaded online
        1. Reading list to be uploaded online

      6. Lecture 6/week6: ER, the state and the law. 17 items
        1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams, Steve Williams (2014.)

          Book Recommended Chapter 3+4

        2. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

        3. Employment

          Webpage  Currently unavailable

        4. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Read: Heery, E. (2011) Debating employment law: Responses to juridification.

        5. Contemporary British industrial relations - Sidney Kessler, F. J. Bayliss 1998

          Book Recommended Read: pp 3 – 37 (Gives the historical background).

        6. EC employment law - Catherine Barnard 2006

          Book Recommended

        7. Labour law - S. F. Deakin, Gillian S. Morris 2012

          Book Recommended

        8. Employee relations - John Gennard, Graham Judge 2005

          Book Recommended Read: pp 132-134.

      7. Lecture 7/week 8: Management and employment relations 16 items
        1. Employment relations - Ed Rose 2008

          Book Recommended Chapter 2

        2. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Chapter 4

        3. Managing employment change: the new realities of work - Huw Beynon 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

        4. Employee relations - Graham Hollinshead, Peter Nicholls, Stephanie Tailby 1999

          Book Recommended Read: Hollinshead, G. (1999) Management - Chapter 3

        5. Human resource management: rhetorics and realities - Karen Legge 2005

          Book Recommended Chapter 2.

        6. Industrial relations: theory and practice in Britain - P. K. Edwards 1995

          Book  Read: Individualism and Collectivism in Industrial Relations by Kessler, I. and Purcell, J.

        7. The realities of work: experiencing work and employment in contemporary society - Mike Noon, Paul Blyton, Kevin Morrell 2013

          Book Recommended Chapter 6

        8. Mapping management styles in employee - J. Purcell 1987

          Document Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HRMU9ER

        9. Industrial relations: theory and practice - Michael Salamon (2000)

          Book Recommended Chapter 7

        10. Industrial relations: theory and practice - P. K. Edwards 2003

          Book Recommended Read: Sisson, K. and Marginson, P. (2003) Management: Systems, Structures, Strategy - Chapter 7

        11. Human resource management: a critical text - John Storey 2007

          Book Recommended

        12. Contemporary employment relations: a critical introduction - Steve Williams, Derek Adam-Smith 2010

          Book Recommended Chapters 1, 5,

      8. Lecture 8/week 9: Industrial Conflict 15 items
        1. The SAGE handbook of organizational behavior: volume 2: macro analyses - Julian Barling, Stewart Clegg, Cary L. Cooper 2008-2009

          Book Recommended Read: Williams (2014) Introducing employment relations Chapter 9 Ackroyd, S. (2008). Organizational Conflict

        2. The Oxford handbook of work and organization - Stephen Ackroyd 2005

          Book Recommended Read: Collinson, D. and Ackroyd, S. (2004). Resistance, Misbehavior and Dissent

        3. Yes striking is a human right - K Ewing 26th March 2010

          Article Recommended

        4. The Oxford Handbook Of Work And Organization - Stephen Ackroyd 2005

          Book  Read: Frenkel, S., Service Workers in Search of Better Work

        5. Strikes - Richard Hyman 1989

          Book Recommended

        6. New forms and expressions of conflict at work - Gregor Gall 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Read: Bélanger, J., Edwards, P., 2013b. Conflict and contestation in the contemporary world of work: Theory and perspectives, pp.7-25

        7. Labour process theory (1990.)

          Book Recommended Read:Edwards, P.K., 1990. Undestanding conflict in the Labour Process: The logic and autonomy of struggle, pp. 95-125.

        8. New forms and expressions of conflict at work - Gregor Gall 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

      9. Lecture 9/week 10: Still the enemy within - The 1984-85 British Miners' Strike 8 items
        1. The miners' strike: 1984-5 : loss without limit - Martin Adeney, John Lloyd (1986.)

          Book Recommended

        2. Coal, crisis, and conflict: the 1984-85 miners' strike in Yorkshire - Jonathan Winterton, Ruth Winterton (c1989.)

          Book Recommended

        3. Employment relations - Ed Rose 2008

          Book Recommended

        4. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams, Steve Williams (2014.)

          Book Recommended

        5. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

        6. Industrial relations: theory and practice - P. K. Edwards 2003

          Book Recommended Chapter 9

        7. Making Thatcher's Britain ̀ - Ben Jackson, Robert Saunders 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended See Chapter 8 by David Howell

      10. Lecture 10/week 11: Collective Bargaining 11 items
        1. Workplace industrial relations in Britain, 1980?2004 - David G. Blanchflower, Alex Bryson, John Forth 07/2007

          Article Recommended

        2. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Chapter 7

        3. Employee relations - John Gennard, Graham Judge 2005

          Book Recommended pp. 242-251.

        4. Employment relations in industrial society - John Goodman 1984

          Book Recommended

        5. The handbook of employment relations, law & practice - Brian Towers 2004

          Book Recommended pp. 137-151.

        6. Contemporary employment relations: a critical introduction - Steve Williams, Derek Adam-Smith 2010

          Book Recommended pp. 257-26

      11. Lecture 11/ Week 12 Revision and conclusion/See core reading list 0 items
    5. Other recommended readings may be made available as appropriate. 1 item
      1. A variety of additional reading is available in the Library (most in either the Economics or Sociology sections).  The main journals should be consulted, especially the British Journal of Industrial Relations (Economics section of the Library), Industrial Relations Journal (Sociology section of the Library), Employee Relations and Work, Employment and Society.  All journals are also available electronically. There may of course be relevant material in other HRM, sociology or economics journals. The recommended texts contain extensive bibliographies and should be used as a guide for further reading.

         

        To keep abreast of subject developments students are advised to read the UK and international news pages of the serious press (Financial Times; Daily Telegraph; The Guardian; The Independent) daily or to read on-line versions; on a bi-monthly basis read IDS Report and IRS Employment Trends.

         

         

        People Management and Labour Research reflect the HRM and trade union viewpoints respectively

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