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Employee Relations in the Periphery of Europe: The Unfolding Story of the European Social Model

Employee Relations in the Periphery of Europe: The Unfolding Story of the European Social Model (Hardback)

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This book examines the manner in which the EU affects employee relations systems in economically peripheral European countries, specifically Ireland and Hungary. It asks whether the EU offers peripheral countries the opportunity to modernise their industrial relations. The EU dynamically promotes core-like employee practices, and national actors energetically attempt to implement the prescribed initiatives, yet little success has been achieved in modernising production techniques in peripheral economies. O'Hagan argues that the EU implements an unofficial development policy which it pressurises States to adopt. These initiatives amount to the frequently referred to European Social Model (ESM), which, she argues, can cause difficulty for policy makers because it is ill-defined, vague and contradictory.

BusinessBusiness & managementManagement & management techniquesManagement of specific areas & peopleBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesIndustrial relations & safetyIndustrial relationsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsInternational institutions Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 23/09/2002 ISBN-13: 9780333947272  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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EMER O'HAGAN is Research Fellow in the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research at Queen's University, Belfast. Previously she held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Dublin City Business School.

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