Comparative Workplace Employment Relations

An Analysis of Practice in Britain and France

  • Thomas Amossé
  • Alex Bryson
  • John Forth
  • Héloïse Petit

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Thomas Amossé, Alex Bryson, John Forth, Héloïse Petit
    Pages 1-26
  3. Thomas Amossé, John Forth
    Pages 61-103
  4. John Forth, Héloïse Petit, Zinaida Salibekyan
    Pages 105-140
  5. Philippe Askenazy, John Forth
    Pages 141-177
  6. Alex Bryson, Christine Erhel, Zinaida Salibekyan
    Pages 179-209
  7. Thomas Amossé, Alex Bryson, Héloïse Petit
    Pages 211-239
  8. Thomas Amossé, Alex Bryson, John Forth, Héloïse Petit
    Pages 241-253
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 255-296

About this book


This comprehensive study provides a perceptive portrait of workplace employment relations in Britain and France using comparable data from two large-scale surveys: the British Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS) and the French Enquête Relations Professionnelles et Négociations d’Entreprise (REPONSE). These extensive linked employer-employee surveys provide nationally-representative data on private sector employment relations in all but the smallest workplaces, and offer a unique opportunity to compare and contrast workplace employment relations under two very different employment regimes. An insightful read for all academics and students of employment, the findings also have implications for practitioners and policy-makers keen to identify and promote “best practice”.


Employment relations Human Resource Management survey private sector employment regime best practice development

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Amossé
    • 1
  • Alex Bryson
    • 2
  • John Forth
    • 3
  • Héloïse Petit
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre d’Etudes de l’EmploiNOISY-LE-GRAND CEDEXFrance
  2. 2.UCL Institute of EducationLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.National Institute of Economic and SociaLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.CLERSE, Université Lille 1, Lille, FrancParisFrance

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