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Framing Work: Unitary, Pluralist and Critical Perspectives in the 21st Century

Edmund Heery


Framing Work provides a broad overview of contemporary writing about work and employment. The book makes use of Alan Fox’s concept of ‘frames of reference’ and identifies competing unitary, pluralist, and critical traditions within the field of employment studies. These traditions continue to shape much research and commentary on work and employment although they have evolved to address the concerns of today’s workplace. The book describes this process of evolution and offers a detailed account of the present form of unitary, pluralist, and critical scholarship. A differentiating feature of Fr ... More

Keywords: employment relationship, frame of reference, industrial relations, human resource management, worker participation, customer culture, equality and diversity, global financial crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199569465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edmund Heery, author
Professor of Employment Relations, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University