Employment relations in construction

Stewart Johnstone, Adrian Wilkinson

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Abstract

This chapter explores the meaning and scope of employment relations, and how it has evolved as field of study as well as an area of management practice. It then considers how macro-level contextual factors, such as the nature of employment practices at a national level, as well meso-level sectoral contextual factors influence the regulation of work in the construction industry, and in particular the notion of the 'flexible firm'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Resource Management in Construction
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Perspectives, Second Edition
EditorsAndrew Dainty, Martin Loosemore
Chapter8
Pages197-225
Number of pages29
Edition2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • human resource
  • construction industry

Cite this

Johnstone, S., & Wilkinson, A. (2013). Employment relations in construction. In A. Dainty, & M. Loosemore (Eds.), Human Resource Management in Construction: Critical Perspectives, Second Edition (2 ed., pp. 197-225) https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203842478