This comprehensive study provides a perceptive portrait of workplace employment relations in Britain and France using comparable data from two large-scale surveys: the British Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) and the French Enquête Relations Professionnelles et Négociations d'Entreprise (REPONSE). These extensive linked employer-employee surveys provide nationally-representative data on private sector employment relations in all but the smallest workplaces, and offer a unique opportunity to compare and contrast workplace employment relations under two very different employment regimes. An insightful read for all academics and students of employment, the findings also have implications for practitioners and policy-makers keen to identify and promote "best practice".
Thomas Amossé is a Public Statistician and researcher at the Centre d'Etudes de l'Emploi, France.
Alex Bryson is Professor of Quantitative Social Science at UCL, UK. During the writing of this book, Alex was Head of the Employment Group at the UK National Institute of Economic and Social Research, where he remains a Visiting Fellow.
John Forth is a Principal Research Fellow and a member of the Employment Group at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, UK.
Héloïse Petit is Professor of Economics at University Lille 1 and a Research Fellow at CLERSE and Centre d'Etudes de l'Emploi, France.
Chapter One: Managing and Working in Britain and France- An Introduction-. Chapter Two: Workplace Structure and Governance- How Do Employers Differ Between Britain and France?-. Chapter Three: Employee Expression and Representation at Work- Voice or Exit?-. Chapter Four: Tenure, Skill Development and Pay- The Role of Internal Labour Markets-. Chapter Five: Work Organization and HRM- Does Context Matter?-. Chapter Six: Job Quality-. Chapter Seven: How did Workplaces Respond to Recession?-. Chapter Eight: Viva La Difference? Managing and Working in Britain and France-. Technical Appendix-. Bibliography-.