Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Nordic Management-Labour Relations and Internationalization: Converging and Diverging Tendencies
Show others and affiliations
Responsible organisation
2004 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

An important query for the book Nordic Management-Labour Relations and Internationalization is whether there has been any convergence towards the American or Anglo-Saxon neo-liberal model for management-labour relations or not, model which is rather hostile to corporative industrial relations in general and trade unions in particular. The result, however, is that although private and public management have introduced different flexibility reforms and international human resource management (HRM) models in all Nordic countries, the strong management-union cooperation has remained relatively intact, both centrally and locally.

Contrary to many other countries unions and employees have often been positive to competence development, participation and flexible assignments, which were part of unions' co-determination policy of the 1970s aiming for workers to act as equal partners. The book covers different aspects and themes of the global influence on Nordic working life:

­ A theoretical introduction to convergence versus divergence regarding industrial relations and Nordic management-labour relations; ­ Influence of international HRM policies in Nordic multinational companies and on national IR systems studied in four chapters: in Norway; in Sweden; in Malaysia and Singapore; in European Works Councils; ­ Flexibility strategies and consequences for industrial relations in Sweden; ­ Individualization of salaries in the Danish public sector; ­ Industrial relations and occupational health and safety; ­ Increasing male-female employee difference regarding IR strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen, 2004. , 224 p.
Nord, ISSN 0903-7004 ; 2003:015
Keyword [fi]
Keyword [da]
Keyword [is]
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Labour and employment
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3441DOI: 10.6027/Nord2003-015ISBN: 92-893-0954-7ISBN: 978-92-893-4102-8OAI: diva2:753952
Available from: 2014-10-09 Created: 2014-10-09 Last updated: 2015-04-21

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1683 kB)961 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1683 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
popular summary(30 kB)67 downloads
File information
File name POPULARSUMMARY01.pdfFile size 30 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type popularsummaryMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text
Work Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 961 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 2976 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link