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  1. Recommended text to purchase 2 items
    1. The following (abbreviated to Williams 2014 below) gives a very good overview of the topics covered on the course. Purchase is not essential due to the availability of other sources but is highly recommended. The one chapter for which access is compulsory (for session 2) has been digitised and is available online. Although this is a very good textbook, further reading is essential (see extended reading lists below). 

       

    2. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams 2017

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

  2. Other recommended general texts 12 items
    Students can also consult the relevant chapters and sections of the following texts (or their earlier editions), which are available from the university library. These can be consulted on many of the topics above. Where cited below they are generally shortened to their authors and publication date.
    1. Understanding work and employment: industrial relations in transition - Peter Ackers, Adrian Wilkinson 2003

      Book Recommended

    2. Reassessing the employment relationship - Paul Blyton, Edmund Heery, Peter Turnbull c2011

      Book Recommended

    3. Dynamics of Employee Relations, The. Management, Work and Organisations. - Paul Blyton 2004

      Book Recommended Also available in print: Economics J3584 BLY3

    4. Industrial Relations - Trevor Colling 2010

      Book Recommended Print copies also available at: Economics J3584 EDW3

    5. Managing employment relations - John Gennard, Graham Judge, Tony Bennett, Richard Saundry 2016

      Book Recommended

    6. The realities of work: experiencing work and employment in contemporary society - Mike Noon, Paul Blyton, Kevin Morrell c2013

      Book Recommended

    7. Employment relations - Ed Rose 2008

      Book Essential

    8. The above is the latest in a series of representative surveys investigating the reality of HR/Employment Relations practices in UK workplaces not a textbook as such

      n.b. An overview of the 'first findings' from this study can be downloaded from: 

    9. The 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study: first findings (fourth edition) - Department for Business, Innovation & Skills 2014

      Document Recommended

  3. Journals 7 items
    A range of academic journals should also be consulted. These are available in electronic and paper format from the library. Key titles include (but are not limited to):
    1. British journal of industrial relations - London School of Economics and Political Science, EBSCO Publishing (Firm) (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    2. Employee relations - MCB University Press, Emerald (Firm), Thomson Gale (Firm) (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    3. Economic and industrial democracy - Arbetslivsinstitutet (Sweden), Uppsala universitet. Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    4. Industrial relations journal - EBSCO Publishing (Firm) (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    5. Industrial and labor relations review - New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, EBSCO Publishing (Firm), JSTOR (Organization), Thomson Gale (Firm) ©1947- (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    6. New technology, work and employment - EBSCO Publishing (Firm) (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    7. Work, employment & society (electronic resource)

      Journal 

  4. Practitioner Journals 2 items
    The focus should be, of course, on academic journals but these can be very useful as news sources and for contemporary developments.
    1. People management - Institute of Personnel and Development, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, EBSCO Publishing (Firm) 1995- (electronic resource)

      Journal 

    2. Personnel today - EBSCO Publishing (Firm), LexisNexis (Firm) (electronic resource)

      Journal  A very useful online source for news and advice on HR/employment matters.

  5. Web sites: 3 items
    Research and research papers can be downloaded from a number of web sites, for example. Remember these sources should generally be used to complement academic sources rather than instead of them.
    1. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

      Website  For documentation on HR and Employment Relations policy advice

    2. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

      Website  You may need to register and create a free account to access some resources

  6. Session 1: Introduction and key concepts 5 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams 2017

        Book Essential See: Chapter 1

    2. Further readings 3 items
      1. Understanding work and employment: industrial relations in transition - Peter Ackers, Adrian Wilkinson 2003

        Book Further See: Part 1

      2. Finding a Voice at Work? 01/02/2015

        Book Essential See: E.Heery, 'Frames of reference and worker participation'

  7. Session 2: Trends in the labour market and macro context 8 items
    1. Key readings 1 item
      1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams 2017

        Book Essential See: Chapter 2, pp. 37-70, available via Online Resource button READ PRIOR TO SESSION for in-session exercise.

    2. Further readings 7 items
      1. Reassessing the employment relationship - Paul Blyton, Edmund Heery, Peter Turnbull c2011

        Book Further See: Part 4

      2. Mega Trends: The trends shaping work and working lives 2013

        Document Further A good, if brief, overview of some key trends

      3. The realities of work: experiencing work and employment in contemporary society - Mike Noon, Paul Blyton, Kevin Morrell c2013

        Book Further See: Chapter 2

      4. Statistics on employment in the UK can also be found on the Office for National Statisics website: 

         

  8. Session 3: The UK state, the employment relationship and the law 7 items
    1. Key Reading 2 items
      1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams 2017

        Book Essential See: Chapter 3 and Chapter 10 (section 10.5)

    2. Further readings 5 items
      1. Reassessing the employment relationship - Paul Blyton, Edmund Heery, Peter Turnbull c2011

        Book Further See: Chapter 4

      2. Statutory regulation and employment relations: the impact of statutory trade union recognition - Sian Moore, Sonia McKay, Sarah Veale, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2013

        Book Further

      3. Employment relations - Ed Rose 2008

        Book Further See: Chapter 4

  9. Session 4: An introduction to international and comparative ER 7 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams 2017

        Book  See: Chapter 11

      2. International human resource management: an employment relations perspective - Miguel Martinez-Lucio, Dawson Books 2014

        Book  See Chapter 1 by Martinez Lucio and 8 by McCann

    2. Further readings 5 items
      1. Multinational enterprises and industrial relations: A research agenda for the 21st century - Timothy Bartram, Brendan Boyle, Pauline Stanton, John Burgess 04/2015

        Article 

  10. Session 5: The role of international law and regulations 8 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams 2017

        Book  See: Chapter 11 (sections 11.3 and 11.4)

      2. Dilute to taste? The impact of the working time regulations in the hospitality industry - Scott A. Hurrell 10/2005

        Article  READ prior to session (for in-session exercise)

    2. Further readings 6 items
  11. Session 6: Trade unions – resisting decline? 8 items
    1. Key Readings 2 items
      1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams 2017

        Book Essential See: Chapter 6

    2. Further Readings 6 items
      1. Constraints on union organising in the United Kingdom - Edmund Heery, Melanie Simms 31/12/2007

        Article Further

      2. Finding a Voice at Work? 01/02/2015

        Book Further See: Johnstone, S. The case for workplace partnership

      3. Finding a Voice at Work? 01/02/2015

        Book Further See: Simms, M. 'Union organizing as an alternative to partnership. Or what to do when employers can’t keep their side of the bargain'

  12. Session 7: Collective bargaining and negotiation 8 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      SEE ALSO ARTICLES BY BROWN AND MARGINSON IN FOLDER ON MOODLE
      1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams 2017

        Book Essential See: Chapters 7 (7.2) and 10 (10.2)

      2. Negotiations and change: from the workplace to society - Thomas A. Kochan, David B. Lipsky c2003

        Book Essential See: Kochan, T. A. and Lipsky, D. B. (2003) Introduction: The behavioural theory of negotiations. Conceptual foundations: Walton and McKersie’s sub processes of negotiations, pp. 1-19. Available via Online Resource Button.

    2. Further Readings 6 items
      1. The dynamics of employee relations - Paul Blyton, Peter Turnbull, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Further See: Chapter 7.

      2. Industrial relations: theory and practice - Trevor Colling, Mike Terry, MyiLibrary 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Further See: Brown, W. (2010) Negotiation and collective bargaining, pp. 255-274

      3. The Employment Contract: From Collective Procedures to Individual Rights - William Brown, Simon Deakin, David Nash, Sarah Oxenbridge 12/2000

        Article Further

      4. The Oxford handbook of conflict management in organizations 2014

        Book Further See: Cutcher-Gershenfeld, J. (2014) Interest based bargaining

  13. Session 8: Conflict and industrial action 7 items
    1. Key readings 3 items
      1. Introducing employment relations: a critical approach - Steve Williams 2017

        Book Essential See: Chapter 9

      2. Trade Union Act 2016: Employers should be aware of key changes - Nick Chronias

        Webpage  READ PRIOR TO SESSION for in-session exercise

    2. Further readings 4 items
      1. The SAGE handbook of organizational behavior - Julian Barling, Cary L. Cooper, Stewart Clegg 2008-2009

        Book Essential See: Vol. 2, Ackroyd,S. (2008) Organisational Conflict