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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
  • Investigates the impact of globalization on employment relations

  • Includes institutional and legal implications

  • Case studies from different countries with a special focus on the Turkish labour market


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

About the editors

After graduating from the Faculty of Economics Istanbul University, Professor Toker Dereli completed his graduate studies at the Cornell ILR School and Istanbul University. He became an associate professor in 1969 and full professor in 1975 at the Faculty of Economics, Istanbul University. He is currently working as a professor at Işık University. Professor Dereli also worked as a visiting professor at Temple University and at McMaster University, where he taught courses on collective bargaining, labour relations, human resource management and organizational behaviour. His publications include six books and various articles in his areas of interest.

Dr. Pınar Y. Soykut Sarica is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Işık University, Department of Management. She has a Ph.D in Contemporary Management with a major in organization theory and industrial relations. She has teaching experience in several courses of management and she has papers presented at national and international conferences. Her academic work concentrates on industrial and employment relations

Dr. Aslı Şen-Taşbaşı is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Işık University, Department of Economics. She received her PhD in economics from Marmara University. She conducted her PhD dissertation research at Lund University, Department of Economics with the financial support from TUBITAK. She has teaching experience in several courses of economics and has several papers presented at national and international conferences as well as publications focusing on international trade.

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