Labor and Employment Relations in a Globalized World

New Perspectives on Work, Social Policy and Labor Market Implications

  • Toker Dereli
  • Y. Pinar Soykut-Sarica
  • Asli Şen-Taşbaşi

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. International Trade, Multinationals and Labor

  3. Social Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Thomas P. Golden, Ilene Zeitzer, Susanne M. Bruyère
      Pages 73-114
  4. International Labor Standards; Raising the Floor of Labor Rights; Labor Unionism and Industrial Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Eul-Teo Lee, Tuncay Guloglu
      Pages 159-170
    3. Nurgun Komsuoglu Yilmaz
      Pages 171-191
  5. Labor Market Challenges, the New Workplace, Informal Employment and Skills Training

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-293

About this book


This book explores the new challenges for work and employment relations in the wake of globalization. It describes contemporary developments and ways in which labor relations systems are evolving around the world and in Turkey. Authors combine the latest information with in-depth insights on a variety of issues. The implications of international trade for employment, the dichotomy between competitiveness and meeting international labor standards, the multinationals’ effects on labor relations, social policy implications of American higher education, the search for the right regulatory balance between labor flexibility and job security, challenges faced in establishing temporary work agencies, the role of skills training, and providing women with micro credits to overcome informal employment problems are just some of the issues analyzed in this book. Thus, the contributions from Turkish and international institutions offer a valuable overview of the ongoing discussions in the field of labor economics and employment relations.​


Employment Relations Human Resource Management Labor Economics Social Policy Unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Toker Dereli
    • 1
  • Y. Pinar Soykut-Sarica
    • 2
  • Asli Şen-Taşbaşi
    • 3
  1. 1.Isik University Department of ManagementIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Isik University Department of ManagementIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Isik University Department of EconomicsIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04348-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04349-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7178
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