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As part of its Major Collaborative Research Initiatives project, the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) hosts an international conference on institutional change and experimentation for shaping the future of work and employment. This conference will take place at HEC Montréal (Montreal, Canada) from May 21 to May 23, 2015.

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This conference explores changes in the institutions of work and employment in various contexts. It seeks a better understanding of experimental practices and policies developed by a range of actors at different levels, and to provide an assessment of their social and economic impact. It also seeks to understand how existing institutions facilitate or hinder change and how and why institutions fade away or prevail over time and in different contexts. A particular focus is on both the development of new practices, norms and mechanisms and on the capabilities and resources that foster capacity building in the regulation of work and employment.

In particular, the conference will explore the following themes:

1. The State, regime competition and policy choices
2. Articulated or disarticulated, connected or disconnected institutions
3. Inclusive and participative institutions
4. Worker organizations and institutional experimentation
5. Multinational companies (MNCs) and Global value chains (GVCs)
6. National institutional arrangements and the social dynamics of work
7. Actors and institutions for regional and sector governance
8. International labour standards
9. Multilateral trade and the emergence of social regionalism

This activity is organized with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as part of its Connection and Major Collaborative Research Initiatives programs, the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, though its Strategic Clusters program, the Canada Research Chair on Globalization and Work, HEC Montréal, the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ), the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ), the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), the Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work (CSOW), the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), the Automotive Policy Research Centre (McMaster University), the Contemporary Research on Organisations, Work and Employment (CROWE) research group (De Montfort University), the Faculté des arts et des sciences (Université de Montréal) and the Industrial Relations Journal.

Scientific and Coordinating Committee

Phil Almond (De Montfort University), Jacques Bélanger (Université Laval), Karine Drolet (CRIMT), Renée-Claude Drouin (Université de Montréal), Francine Jacques (CRIMT), Christian Lévesque (HEC Montréal), Glenn Morgan (Cardiff University), Gregor Murray (Université de Montréal), Matthieu Pelard (CRIMT), Nicolas Roby (CRIMT)

Scientific Advisory Committee

Peter Berg (Michigan State University), Adelle Blackett (Université McGill), Gerhard Bosch (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Jean Charest (Université de Montréal), Amanda Coles (University of Melbourne), Tony Edwards (King’s College London), Peter Fairbrother (RMIT University), Judy Fudge (University of Kent), Marc-Antonin Hennebert (HEC Montréal), Patrice Jalette (Université de Montréal), Lucie Morissette (HEC Montréal), Philippe Pochet (ETUI), Charlotte Yates (McMaster University)