European Work and Employment Research Centre

Managing the changing workplace

Overview Restructuring of UK workplaces involves changes in contractual arrangements, in skill-mix and job design, in flexible and extended working hours and in the overall wage-effort relationship. The recession has heightened such tensions. Furthermore, the challenges of managing people in organisational networks pose new questions for employment analysis. Books & book chapters Grimshaw, D. and Rubery, J. (2010) ‘Pay and working time: Shifting contours of the employment relationship’, in T. Colling and M. Terry (eds.) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons. Marchington, M., Hadjivassiliou, K., Cox, A. and Martin, R. (2011) ‘Employment relations across organisational boundaries’, in Townsend, K. and Wilkinson, A. (eds), The Future of Employment Relations. London, Palgrave. Marchington, M. and Timming, A. (2010) ‘Participation across organisational boundaries’, in Wilkinson et al. (eds.). Wilkinson, A,. Gollan, P., Marchington, M. and Lewin, D. (eds) (2010) The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organisations, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Journal articles Marchington, M., Rubery, J. and Grimshaw, D. (2011) ‘Alignment, integration and consistency in HRM across multi-employer networks’, Human Resource Management, 50 (in press) Grimshaw, D., Rubery, J. and Marchington, M. (2010) ‘Managing people across hospital networks in the UK: Multiple employers and the shaping of HRM’, Human Resource Management Journal, 20 (4): 407-423. Grimshaw, D. and Miozzo, M. (2009) ‘New human resource management practices in knowledge-intensive service firms: the case of outsourcing and staff transfer’, Human Relations, 62 (10): 1521-1550. Rubery, J., Marchington, M., Grimshaw, D. (2009) ‘Working under different rules: the complexities of working across organizational boundaries’, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2 (3): 413-427. Research reports Rubery, J., Grimshaw, D. and M. Marchington (2010) ‘Blurring boundaries and disordering hierarchies: challenges for izmir escort employment and skills in networked organisations’, PRAXIS paper No. 6 (June), UK Commission for Employment and Skills.


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