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Work, Employment, and Industrial Relations Theory

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Work, Employment, and Industrial Relations Theory

Work, Employment, and Industrial Relations Theory

This note will cover the multi-disciplinary theoretical and empirical foundations of research on work, employment, labor markets, and industrial relations. It begins by tracing the historical development of theory and research in the field, paying special attention to how the normative premises, concepts, and methodological traditions of industrial relations compare to those of other disciplines that contribute to the study of work and employment relations. Then will review a number of current theoretical and policy debates shaping the field.

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