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Held on a regular basis, CRIMT seminars fall into four types of events: research workshops, research seminars, round-tables and master classes. Original, and inspired by the dramatic interpretation workshops, the latter showcase internationally renowned researchers who, in recounting their research journeys, take the opportunity to discuss with students what has guided their career choices and objectives.
 
           
    2016      
           
    2 December 2016 • Research Seminar

Les recompositions du dialogue social en temps de crise. Une enquête auprès d'établissements français

Élodie Béthoux & Annette Jobert
IDHES, ENS Paris-Saclay

Summary : À partir des données des enquêtes « Relations professionnelles et négociations d’entreprise » (REPONSE) 2004-2005 et 2010-2011 et d’enquêtes monographiques réalisées dans quinze établissements français aux relations sociales contrastées, cet conférence part du constat, à première vue paradoxal dans un contexte de crise, d’une intensification du dialogue social au niveau de l’entreprise. Interrogeant le sens et la portée de cette intensification, en partie liée aux développements de la « négociation administrée », les auteurs analyseront les recompositions actuelles des régulations de la relation d’emploi. Nous montrerons ainsi comment la difficulté accrue à mettre en débat les questions d’emploi observée face à la crise conduit à un repositionnement partiel et à un investissement croissant autour des enjeux de conditions de travail, qui contraste avec une implication routinière mais rarement stratégique sur la formation. Le contenu de cette présentation a fait l’objet d’une publication dans la Revue de l’IRES (N° 84 - 2015/1).

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    25 November 2016 • Conference

The future of work and non-standard forms of employment: understanding challenges, shaping prospects

Manuela Tomei
Director of the ILO's Conditions of Work and Employment Programme, International Labour Organization – Geneva

This Conference was organized by the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work and the Chaire en relations ethniques de l’Université de Montréal.

Summary : “Non-standard forms of employment”, or “NSFE” have become a contemporary feature of labour markets around the world. Their overall importance has increased over the past few decades in both industrialized and developing countries, as their use has become more widespread across economic sectors and occupations. For some, working in NSE is an explicit choice and has positive outcomes. However, for most workers, employment in NSE is associated with insecurity. NSFE can also pose challenges for enterprises, the overall performance of labour markets and economies as well as societies at large. Supporting decent work for all requires an in-depth understanding of NSFE and its implications. The conference, based on a recent ILO publication, will detail trends and consequences of NSE and draws on international labour standards and national experience to advance policy recommendations that help to ensure protection of workers, sustainable enterprises and well-functioning labour markets.


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    22 November 2016 • Doctoral Seminar

Building labour standards in multinationals: logics of advocacy and action

Glynne Williams
School of Business, University of Leicester

Informal, this doctoral seminar addressed how labour standards are built within multinational firms and production networks.

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    7 June 2016 • Research Seminar

Employment Relations: Towards an internationally comparative framework of analysis

Greg Bamber
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

This paper discusses an internationally comparative approach to employment relations research. We start with the Varieties of Capitalism concept (VoC), and argue that it provides a useful initial framework for thinking about how to compare national employment relations systems. We reassess the VoC framework in light of the evidence summarised in the twelve country-specific chapters in the 6th (2016) edition of our book – International and Comparative Employment Relations. We argue that while our analyses provide evidence that supports aspects of the VoC approach, they also help to identify some of the limitations of this approach. We further illustrate these limitations by highlighting some of the increasing within-country differences that we found between countries, including the rise in non-standard work, dual patterns of employer coordination, and outsourcing and organisational fragmentation. This leads us to argue for an internationally-comparative approach that goes beyond simple models and that is capable of capturing a broader range of factors which reflect the connections between national economies as well as industry sector level features that shape employment relations.

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    10 May 2016 • Seminar

Betwixt and Between: Working in hybrid organizational forms

Eva Boxenbaum
MINES ParisTech / Copenhagen Business School

The transition to renewable energies represents a societal challenge that supposedly is so complex that any individual organization cannot address it alone. Hence, organizations increasingly engage in hybrid organizing to collectively address such challenges. This paper examines how employees and managers collaborate across the organizational divides of two heterogeneous firms that engage in hybrid organizing within the renewable energy sector. Qualitative data collected in real time, at an interval of two years, is mobilized to trace how organizational actors cope with working in a hybrid organizational constellation, and which organizational consequences it produces.

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    2015      
           
    9 December 2015 • Seminar

Les réfugiés et le marché du travail dans la région de Montréal : entre admission et intégration

Adèle Garnier
CRIMT - University of Montreal

L’intégration économique des réfugiés est présentement sous les feux de l’actualité canadienne et internationale. Ce séminaire se proposait d’explorer les liens entre l’admission des réfugiés au Canada et leur participation au marché du travail plusieurs années après leur arrivée dans la région de Montréal. Bien que les réfugiés soient considérés comme une catégorie de nouveaux arrivants particulièrement vulnérables du fait de leur émigration forcée, ils sont loin de constituer un groupe homogène. Il comportait d'abord une analyse comparative des profils socioéconomiques des trois principales catégories de réfugiés admis par le Canada, soit les réfugiés sélectionnés par le gouvernement, les refugies parrainés par le secteur privé, et les refugies reconnus après une demande d’asile. Se basant sur des entretiens réalisés avec des réfugiés et des intervenants en employabilité, il discutait ensuite des opportunités et obstacles que ces catégories de réfugiés rencontrent dans leur intégration sur le marché du travail à Montréal, dans les Laurentides et en Montérégie. Ce portrait a mis en évidence la complexité institutionnelle des liens entre admission au pays et intégration socioéconomique des réfugiés, et a permis de réfléchir sur la mobilité en tant que notion géographique, sociale et professionnelle.

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    18 November 2015 • Seminar

Class vs. Special Interest: Labor, Power, and Politics in the United States and Canada in the Twentieth Century

Barry Eidlin
McGill University

Why are US labor unions so weak? Union decline has had important consequences for politics, inequality, and social policy. Common explanations cite employment shifts, public opinion, labor laws, and differences in working class culture and organization. But comparing the United States with Canada challenges those explanations. After following US unionization rates for decades, Canadian rates diverged in the 1960s, and are now nearly three times higher. This divergence was due to different processes of working class political incorporation. In the United States, labor was incorporated as an interest group into a labor regime governed by a pluralist idea. In Canada, labor was incorporated as a class representative into a labor regime governed by a class idea. This led to a relatively stronger Canadian labor regime that better held employers in check and protected workers’ collective bargaining rights. As a result, union density stabilized in Canada while plummeting in the United States.

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    2014      
           
    8 December 2014 • Seminar

Capacités, évaluation et travail. Pour une sociologie évaluative du droit

Jean De Munck
Université Catholique de Louvain / CriDIS

L’approche par les capacités d’Amartya Sen a ouvert une voie qui peut, heuristiquement, amener la sociologie à se repositionner dans le débat portant sur l’évaluation, et notamment l’évaluation du travail. D’un côté, les activités de valuation et d’évaluation peuvent être thématisées comme des objets empiriques d'un point de vue pragmatique; d’un autre côté, la portée évaluative du métalangage sociologique n’est pas refoulée mais explicitement thématisée. Cette approche conduit à d’intéressants prolongements en sociologie du droit.

SSHRC-MCRI Project: 3.5

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    10 November 2014 • Seminar

Douze chercheurs du CRIMT sont assis dans un restaurant à Bruxelles. Le plat est unique. Six veulent manger un waterzooï, six autres un gratin de chicons. Gregor Murray est en Chine. Que décident-ils ?

Christian Thuderoz
INSA de Lyon / CRIMT / ESSEC-Irené de Paris

Cette conférence s'inscrivait dans un questionnement de recherche en cours à propos de la décision collective : sa définition, ses caractéristiques, ses problèmes, les conditions de son efficience, les façons de la performer, etc. Seront abordées notamment les questions croisées de négociation, de compromis, d'argumentation et de délibération collective. Ce "work-in-progress" prolonge les réflexions de l’auteur sur le compromis, mises en forme dans l'ouvrage Petit traité sur le compromis. L'art des concessions, à paraître début 2015 aux PUF.

SSHRC-MCRI Project: 5.4.2

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    31 October 2014 • Seminar

Solidarity Forever ... Aggregation makes us Strong: An Idea of Informal Workers’ Aggregation

Supriya Routh
CRIMT/Université Laval

In this paper, I will discuss the nature and functioning of a few selected informal workers’ organizations, which are diverse in their legal statuses. By discussing the modus operandi of these organizations, I will argue that trade unionism as an organizational platform is losing its popularity and significance amongst informal workers. I will then offer an idea of network-based functionally unique organization of informal workers, which I will call workers’ aggregation. I will show that characteristically informal workers’ aggregation is constitutive of a small core nucleus of members and an outer cytoplasm of networks. I will argue that given the non-typical nature of informal work, it is through these workers’ aggregation that informal workers can enhance their strength and power to encounter the existing oppressive political-economic structures rather than only following the trade unionism route.

SSHRC-MCRI Porject: 4.2

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    17 avril 2014 • Seminar

Judiciarisation ou juridicisation du travail en France ?

Jérôme Pélisse
Co-directeur de GESTES / Membre du laboratoire PRINTEMPS

Cette communication se proposera d’interroger les modalités par lesquelles le droit vient encadrer les relations professionnelles et structurer plus particulièrement les négociations et la conflictualité au travail en France depuis une vingtaine d’années. La juridicisation des relations sociales, désignant un recours accru au droit dans les interactions ordinaires des relations de travail, est en effet trop souvent confondue avec un phénomène de judiciarisation, entendue comme la saisie plus fréquente des tribunaux pour régler des conflits du travail. Ces deux processus sont pourtant à distinguer, tant se dressent entre eux les obstacles liés à l’activité de mobilisation du droit. Fondée sur des sources quantitatives (les enquêtes REPONSE) et qualitatives, l’analyse explorera les conditions sociales qui président à ces processus de juridicisation et judiciarisation. Nous cherchons en particulier à montrer l’importance de la structuration des collectifs de travail pour comprendre la place et les usages du droit dans les transformations des formes de conflits du travail contemporains.

SSHRC-MCRI Porject: 3.5

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    2013      
         
           
    31 October 2013 • Master Class

Représentation collective : trajectoires d'acteurs, cheminement de chercheurs

Christian Dufour
CRIMT
Christian Dufour
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES)

Christian Dufour and Adelheid Hege are recognized as leading experts in the field of union representation. Their comparative research on everyday collective representation – conducted as part of the scientific program of the Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) – has resulted in numerous publications on trade unionism and its renewal.

This conference drew on long-term observations of labour relations and labour relations actors in the European context. Their extensive fieldwork has, over time, resulted in the development of a number of hypotheses about the sociological foundations of collective employee representation. These hypotheses continue to be refined and tested, especially in the face of profound changes that have occurred since the 1980s, not only within the actors’ environment, but also to the actors themselves.

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    17 October 2013 • Research Seminar

A Forgotten Cohort: Citizenship at Work and Persons with Disabilities

Ron McCallum
University of Sydney, Australia / CRIMT

The 2011 World Health Organisation/World Bank report on disability showed that 15% of the world's population, approximately one billion people, are persons with disabilities. Approximately 80% live in developing countries, and in most nations disability is synonymous with poverty.

One of the hallmarks of citizenship is employment or self-employment. Work not only enables us to earn remuneration to support ourselves and our families, but it enables us to contribute to the growth of our nation through the utilisation of our skills.

Yet in countries like Canada and Australia, persons with disabilities are a forgotten cohort. This is because our levels of employment or of self-employment are far lower than is the case with other groups, except perhaps for first nations peoples. In a 2009 OECD background paper, it is noted that the employment rate of persons with disabilities and health problems in the thirteen countries under study was 40% which is slightly over half the general employment participation rate which was close to 75%. Not until the levels of employment and of self-employment are improved for persons with disabilities will most disabled persons attain full and meaningful citizenship.

In this presentation, first, I shall examine article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which exhorts governments to implement programs to facilitate the undertaking of work in the open labour market by persons with disabilities.

Second, as a Vice-Chairperson and the immediate past Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee), I will detail the experiences of this monitoring body on the employment of persons with disabilities.

Finally, a brief exploration of the work undertaken by the ILO on the employment of persons with disabilities will be undertaken. In particular, the ILO Convention 159 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons) 1983, and the Code of Practice – Managing Disability in the Workplace, 2001, will be discussed.


SSHRC-MCRI Project: 3.4

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    4 June 2013 • Research Workshop

Sub-national economies and global capitalism: a comparative analysis of regional governance of FDI


Phil Almond
De Montfort University, Royaume-Uni

Summary:

In the context of the competitive global fragmentation of production of contemporary capitalism, this paper examines how governance actors at sub-national regional levels have constructed responses to the international competition for FDI. It is based on intensive qualitative comparative research across eight sub-national regions in four advanced industrialised economies - Canada, Ireland, Spain, and the UK - which, to varying degrees, have economies in which FDI plays an important role. It draws on interviews with both governance actors, and subsidiary unit managers in regionally important multinational corporations.

It finds significant differences in governance patterns both within and between nations. These are shaped both by the broad nature of economic coordination, particularly the contrast between liberal and social democrat variants of capitalism, and by the nature of territorial political arrangements within nation states. Our results suggest that those governance systems that have benefitted from a degree of political consensus, and where there are clear interlocutors between the subsidiary units of MNCs and the public realm, have a greater chance of potentially creating positive outcomes. Foreign MNC engagement with regional institutions tends to occur mainly at points where the subsidiary unit is involved in international contests for investment, and is relatively restrained outside this. There is no indication that local managers of foreign MNCs perceive more coordinated regional variants of capitalism more negatively than more liberal variants.



SSHRC-MCRI Project : 5.3.3

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    10 May 2013 • CRIMT-CRSDD Seminar

Penser l’entreprise comme institution aujourd’hui – L’apport de la sociologie


Denis Segrestin
Universités à Sciences Po (Paris)
Centre de sociologie des organisations (CSO)

Summary:

L’entreprise peut-elle être observée comme une institution sociale ? Nous l’avons affirmé en d’autres temps, alors que l’on pouvait déceler les signes de la « réhabilitation de l’entreprise » dans la société. Nous le réaffirmons aujourd’hui, en dépit d’une conjoncture adverse dans laquelle la firme est soupçonnée d’avoir sacrifié à la fois sa « forme » et son « âme ». A cette fin, nous remontons aux sources de la théorie de la firme : par-delà le couple hiérarchie / marché, on y retrouve le fil rouge d’une analyse qui postule la nature foncièrement sociale de l’activité économique. Toute une série de questions-clés resurgissent : la singularité des échanges dans l’entreprise en réseau ; l’attachement des firmes à des « régimes » particuliers du capitalisme ; les enjeux politiques sous-jacents au contrôle des firmes. Poursuivant sur cette voie, on réalise qu’il reste bien des « ressorts » à l’entreprise-institution d’aujourd’hui.

This seminar was jointly organized by CRIMT and the Social Responsiblity and Sustainable Development Resarch Chair (CRSDD) at ESG UQAM.

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    25 March 2013 • CRIMT Seminar

Given that Capitalist Exploitation in Work and Employment Continues, How Are Workers Responding?


Gregor Gall
Bradford University School of Management, Royaume-Uni

A survey of how workers are responding to continued exploitation and oppression suggests that there is limited innovation in forms and expression of conflict at work in the global north. Consequently, the efficacy of defending and advancing is declining. By contrast, in the global south workers are learning and deploying not only the historical tactics of workers in the global north but also developing some new techniques and tactics. This suggest that the direction of knowledge should be from the south to the north in the transnational workers' movement.


SSHRC-MCRI Project : 4.4

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    2012      
         
    23 November 2012 • Research Seminar

Legal Pluralism and Globalization


Jean-Guy Belley
McGill University

Summary:

Nous sommes nombreux à partager l'intuition d'une affinité élective entre 'mondialisation' et 'pluralisme juridique' ( P.J. ). Mais il y a plusieurs manières de comprendre et de problématiser cette affinité. À partir de la sociologie, le P.J. se conçoit comme la manifestation d' une crise radicale du droit moderne induite par la mondialisation. À partir de la science juridique, la mondialisation se conçoit, à l'inverse , comme le produit de la mobilisation du droit moderne portée au niveau mondial. À partir du droit public, le P.J. est celui des sources formelles ou informelles de droit objectif promues ou reconnues par les institutions étatiques et interétatiques. À partir du droit privé, le P.J. est celui des modes de création des droits subjectifs par et pour les opérateurs transnationaux; il est impulsé notamment par une extension et une adaptation des techniques du contrat et de la personnalité morale. Techniciens de l'ombre ou intellectuels organiques, les juristes qui se mettent au service des acteurs de la mondialisation sont les nouvelles élites de la pratique et de la théorie du droit. À leurs yeux, le P.J. n'est plus une hétérodoxie sociale, mais la nouvelle orthodoxie de la science du droit.



SSHRC-MCRI Project : 3.5.1

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    12 November 2012 • Research Seminar

The German Labour Market After The Financial Crisis: Miracle or just a good policy mix?


Gerhard Bosch
University Duisburg-Essen
Institute for Work, Skills and Training, Germany

In the wake of the financial crisis, the German economy experienced its most severe slump since the Second World War. However, the effects on the labour market were different from those experienced in all other previous economic crises. Employment did not decline as expected and unemployment did not rise. Moreover, youth unemployment did not increase, in contrast to experience in virtually all other European countries. This paper sets out to investigate this German employment ‘miracle’. It will be shown that state-subsidised short-time working arrangements were not alone in preventing a collapse in unemployment but that a key role was also played by several other working time instruments incorporated into collective agreements concluded between trade unions and employers. Nor should the role of the parties to collective bargaining in avoiding an increase in youth unemployment be overlooked either. “Dismissing hours and not workers” a recession can maintain production potential and speficic skills, avoid long-term scar effects of unemployment, reduce excessive demands on labour market policy through a massive increase in unemployment, and strengthens social cohesion.


SSHRC-MCRI Project : 5.2

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    18 October 2012 • Research Seminar

The Shop Steward in the Danish Industrial Relations Model: A flawless change from centralization to decentralization of the collective bargaining system


Steen E. Navrbjerg
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The shop steward is a corner stone of the Danish Industrial Relations (IR) model.  Shop stewards are the main drivers for cooperation at the company level and the importance of the role of the shop steward has further increased in the context of the decentralization of collective bargaining.

Recruiting and retaining shop stewards can be seen to be an increasing problem. This is the case in many countries. In Denmark, the job of steward is ever more demanding as the process of decentralization has enhanced the scope of issues to be negotiated at work place level. On top of that, shop stewards can experience a loss of members from traditional union to "yellow" (employer-dependent) unions. Moreover, new forms of often international ownership, with limited or no understanding of local industrial relations institutions and traditions, exert increasing pressure on the often nationally based bargaining and cooperation culture. 

Our study of shop stewards, spanning the period from 1998 to 2010, reveals that Danish shop stewards are more satisfied with their job today than 12 years ago – despite the fact that the job has become more challenging! This seminar will present the Danish model of Industrial Relations and show how the Danish industrial relations system has managed to change from a centralized to a decentralized system, without losing shop stewards’ interest and motivation in the process.

Part of the explanation is a gradual but progressive change in the IR system at all levels. Employers’ organizations and unions, through collective bargaining, solve a major part of labour market challenges, with the state limited to the provision of a framework for these negotiations, in most instances at least. This makes the social partners ‘owners’ of most of the rules pertaining to labour market issues.

However, there are threats to the system. Yellow unions have recently expanded, to the extent that they now organize 10 per cent of the labour force, thus weakening the traditional unions. While these yellow unions are a challenge – or rather a nuisance - at the work-place level, at the central level, employers’ organizations seem to have no interest in dealing with these new unions since they do not deliver viable contributions to solving the challenges of the welfare state. As such, the state also seems to have limited interest in cooperating with yellow unions.


SSHRC-MCRI Project: 4.4

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    9 October 2012 • Research Seminar

Strategic HRM in Multinational Corporations: When Practice Meets Theory


Dana Minbaeva
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

This presentation put emphasis on strategy implementation as the focal construct in strategic HRM. It started with a discussion of HR-related challenges multinational corporations (MNCs) are facing in the dynamic and highly competitive global marketplace. Then, focusing on global talent management, it explained how the fit between the global HR architecture and the strategic business processes can enhance the effectiveness of MNCs’ strategic responses to the identified challenges.
 
The presentation also discussed the role of the corporate HR function in strategy-making, focusing on its role in orchestrating of both top-down communication of strategic intent across MNCs and bottom-up autonomous responses adapting the intent to local circumstances and conditional changes.


SSHRC-MCRI Project: 1.1

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    18 April 2012 • Research Seminar

Multinational Corporations and “Embeddedness”: Global, National and Local Perspectives


Phil Almond
De Montfort University, United-Kingdom

Attempts to analyse the complex relations between international firms and employment systems at various geographical levels often depend on some notion of embeddedness. The meaning of this, however, varies, from local/regional attempts at anchoring foreign investors within a territory, through work on MNCs' interactions with national business and employment systems, to discussions of MNCs' role within global capitalism. Drawing on research projects looking at MNC's interactions with regional and national actors and institutions over a number of years, this seminar attempts to map various levels and types of embeddedness (and disembeddedness), with a view to identifying practical directions for future empirical research.

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    11 April 2012 • Master Class

Thinking about social regulation : theoretical and practical issues

Christian Thuderoz
INSA-Lyon, France


(Still) thinking about social regulation (negotiation), 50 years after Walton and McKersie and Allan Flanders, 30 years after Howard Raiffa and Bill Zartman: is it useful? Yes, because it establishes a rational-negotiated (and more efficient) model of decision-making at a time when traditional hierarchical institutions are in decline, the demands for employees to participate in decisions concerning their lives and work are increasing and it is becoming urgent to rethink work and its institutions in light of new social regulations which bring about new and more intense arrangements. We must, therefore, think about this (negotiated) re-written landscape of how we live together within the business organization. What theoretical tools do we apply? To achieve what kind of changes? How do we equip the actors?

Christian Thuderoz and Reynauld Bourque, both CRIMT co-researchers, are the authors of Sociologie de la négociation (2011), published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 5.4.2

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    28 March 2012 • Research Workshop

Regulating Employment: Between Universality and Selectivity

Guy Davidov
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty fo Law, Israel

Held at McGill University, this research workshop was organized in collaboration with the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory and the McGill University’s workshops on legal theory.

Brian Langille, who is CRIMT co-researcher, and Guy Davidov are the editors of The Idea of Labour Law (2011), published by Oxford University Press.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.5

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    16 February 2012 • Research Seminar

Le droit du travail français à l’épreuve des nouvelles technologies de l’information et des communications?

Isabelle Desbarat
Faculty of Law and Political Science
Université de Toulouse 1 – Capitole, France

Held at Université Laval, this seminar was organized in collaboration with the Groupe d'étude en droits et libertés (GEDEL) of the Law Faculty at Université Laval.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.3

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    2011      
         
    24 November 2011 • Research Seminar

Jumping Scale, Crossing Space: The JfJ and Organizing Cleaners for Global Strength

Luis LM Aguiar
Sociology, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, British Columbia

Arguably neoliberalism has done the most damage to the already vulnerable workforces in the economy. Building cleaners, as part of this workforce, have suffered from privatization, contracting out, as well as post-industrial labour legislation and the fiscal crisis of the welfare state. The result is a sweatshop citizenship (Aguiar 2006) bordering on ‘advanced marginality’ (Wacquant 2008) threatening to permanently expulse cleaners (and other low wage workers) to the desertion fields of (neo)neoliberalism (Crouch 2011; Boltanski and Chiapello 2004; Bauman 2007; Agamben 2005).

To counter this assault on cleaners, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has globalized its justice for janitors organizing model for the purpose of building global strength to deal with the neoliberalism of global cleaning companies, and in the process, secure protection and achieve gains for cleaners everywhere. Is the justice for janitors (JfJ) model the model for organizing in the 21st century? How is this model transitioning into transnational organizing and places, and by what mechanisms and structures is this being done, is the focus of this seminar. Luis Aguiar will examine (1) the JfJ model, (2) mechanisms and structures of transnational organizing and (3) the meaning of partnerships between the SEIU and partner unions (e.g. FNV Bondgenoten in the Netherlands; LHMU in Australia [and perhaps the SIPTU in Ireland]) set-up to arrest the erosion of cleaners’ rights and stymie the proliferation of the sweatshop citizenship status. Through interviews at the SEIU HQ in Washington, as well as fieldwork in Australian, and Amsterdam, the author seeks to understand the flexibility of the JfJ model and the meaning of partnership in the context of a union with global ambitions. This presentation will end by discussing the idea of “solidarity transformed” (Anner 2011), and the extent to which the SEIU’s globalizing of the JfJ is an example of this concept.

This seminar was held at University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s) : 4.3.2

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    14 October 2011 • Research Seminar

La notion de 'politiques publiques' vue par la sociologie du droit

Jacques Commaille
Professor Emeritus, Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique, ENS-Cachan

Held at the University of Montreal, this seminar explored the relationship between law and public policy. By highlighting the complexity of this relationship and detailing the debates it has given rise to, Jacques Commaille addressed the prospects for linking law and public policy, especially in the current context.


SSHRC-MCRI Theme(s): 3

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    14 April 2011 • Research Seminar

Unions and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

Peter Fairbrother
RMIT University, Australia / CRIMT

Held at HEC Montréal, this research seminar addressed some of the questions facing unions in relation to low carbon economies. The focus was on the politics of transition and the drivers that underpin such shifts in union pupose and capacity. It considered the recent history in the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, where four major electricity generators and their open cast mines produce over 80 per cent of the electricity requirements.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 4.4.3

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  Fairbrother  
   
 
         
    5 & 8 April 2011 • Research Seminars

Organizing Independent Contractors: The Impact of Competition Law

Shae McCrystal
University of Sydney, Australia

Held at both Université Laval (5 April) and the University of Montreal (8 April), this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Law and the Department of Industrial Relations at Université Laval, and the Faculty of Law and School of Industrial Relations at the University of Montreal.

Summary:

ILO Convention Nos. 87 and 98 guarantee the rights of workers to organise and to engage in voluntary collective bargaining. The protections in these Conventions expressly apply to ‘workers’, not just to workers who labour under a contract of employment. In Australia, the right to engage in collective bargaining has conventionally only been granted to employed workers, with all other workers subject to competition laws which make collective bargaining unlawful.

Under Australian competition laws there is an exemption process which permits groups of ‘small businesses’ to seek permission to bargain collectively from the Australian competition regulator. As independent contractors are small businesses for this purpose, they are able to use this process to seek permission to engage in collective bargaining with a defined target. The operation of this exemption process in practice offers an interesting insight into how the arguments traditionally used to justify collective bargaining by employee workers fare when considered by competition regulators questioning whether or not independent contractors should be allowed to bargain collectively.

This seminar provided an introduction to Australian laws, as well as examples of the operation of the Australian competition provisions. The authors was particularly interested in how the Australian approach to this issue compared with the Canadian regulation of independent and dependent contractors. How does Canadian competition law impact upon the capacity to organise contractors and what is the role of the competition regulator? Are all such matters better left to labour law regulation and how does the recognition of dependent contractors in Canada impact on this issue?


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 4.3.1

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  McCrystal  
   
 
         
    31 March 2011 • Research Workshop

Humanizing the Other 70%: All Canadian Workers are Entitled to an Effective Collective Voice at Work

Roy Adams
McMaster University, Canada

Held at the University of Montreal, this research workshop was organized in collaboration with the School of Industrial Relations at the University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.4

  Roy Adams  
   
 
         
    30 March 2011 • Research Seminar

I.L.O. ...Whys and Wherefores

Patrick Carrière
Expert consultant on labour law, former Senior Legal Officer of the International Labour Office, Freedom of Association Branch

Held at McGill University, this research seminar was organized in
collaboration with the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory et la Faculty of Law at McGill University. It was broadcast at Laval University, by videoconference.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.4

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  OIT  
   
 
         
    11 March 2011 • Research Seminar

La place de la négociation collective dans six pays européens : de la cohérence des systèmes à la construction des acteurs

Christian Dufour
Associate Researcher, CRIMT
Adelheid Hege
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at the University of Montreal.


Summary (French only):

Au cours des vingt-cinq dernières années, des transformations profondes ont affecté les organisations syndicales et leur place dans les sociétés au sein desquelles elles sont nées. Les environnements économiques ont été bouleversés et les anciennes cohérences identitaires se sont étiolées. La négociation collective, activité centrale des syndicalismes quelle que soit la diversité des approches et des agencements à l’œuvre, ne pouvait qu'en être affectée.

À la demande de la CFDT et de la CGT en France, et pour l'Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales (IRES), Christian Dufour et Adelheid Hege viennent de compléter une étude sur l’évolution des stratégies de négociation collective mises en œuvre par des organisations syndicales de six pays européens (Allemagne, Espagne, France, Grande-Bretagne, Italie, Suède). Ce séminaire visait la présentation de résultats d'enquêtes combinant un travail de synthèse des grands changements intervenus au cours des 25 dernières années, avec une approche de terrain fondée sur des enquêtes auprès d'acteurs collectifs.



SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 4.4.1

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  Dufour Hege  
         
    2010
     
           
    9 November 2010 • Research Seminar

Chairing the United Nations Treaty Body on Disability: Problems, Pitfalls and Reform of the treaty Body System

Ron McCallum
University of Sydney, Australia / CRIMT

Held at the University of Montreal (and broadcast live at Université Laval) and organized in collaboration with the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec, this seminar focused on the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006 ) to which Canada is a signatory since March 2010. Ron McCallum, who chairs the UN committee responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention at the international level, discussed the work of the committee and the challenges it faces in carrying out its duties.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.6

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  McCallum  
   
 
         
    8 November 2010 • Research Seminar

Blindness in the History and in the Law

Ron McCallum
University of Sydney, Australia / CRIMT

Held at the University of Montreal, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Montreal.

Summary:

This seminar's subject was twofold, blindness in history, and blindness in law. Ron presented a number of blind persons who have played important roles in the history of our world.  As a blind lawyer, in the final portion of this narration, he commented on several outstanding blind lawyers and unpacked two landmark legal decisions dealing with with blind people.  Ron has chosen this topic to increase the awareness of how blind people have contributed to the history of our world.  As a blind lawyer himself, this was also an opportune forum to recount the stories of some blind lawyers, as well as the stories of several blind persons whose litigation has developed two legal precedents.  Before embarking upon this task, however, Ron said a few words about why, so late in his life, he has sought to search for his origins as a member of the blind community who have peopled our world ever since human beings first came to life.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.5

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In Search of Origins: Blindness in History and Law

  McCallum  
   
 
         
    1 November 2010 • Research Seminar

Power, Institutions and the Cross-National Transfer of Employment Practices within Multinationals

Anthony Ferner
De Montfort University, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.

Summary:

This seminar proposed an approach to the transfer of practices within multinational companies (MNCs) based on an integration of the neoinstitutionalist work of Kostova and others (e.g. Kostova 1999; Kostova & Roth 2002) with more comparative institutionalist traditions, and with a more explicit and elaborated account of the exercise of power in the transfer process. It is argued that, while valuable in its development of ideas of institutional duality, the neoinstitutionalist conceptualization of transfer has a number of limitations. First, it neglects to locate institutional duality within a broader context of the dynamics of the global economy. Second, its notion of the national institutional terrain is in need of refinement to take account of intra-national institutional heterogeneity and dynamic evolution. Third, neoinstitutionalists neglect the role of power, and the deployment of power resources by actors at different levels, in the process of transfer. Finally, the neoinstitutionalists’ fruitful distinction between the implementation and internalization of transferred practices needs to be supplemented by a more nuanced consideration of adaptation and ‘hybridization’ of practices in the host institutional context. Proceeding by means of a set of ‘provocations’ (cf. Kostova et al. 2008) and ‘propositions’, the author suggested ways in which these limitations could be addressed.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 1.1

  McCallum  
   
 
         
    30 October 2010 • Research Seminar

Venture Labour: Knowledge Work and Risks in the New Economy

Gina Neff
University of Washington, USA

Held that Saint-Mary's University, this research seminar wasorganized in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President Academic, the Dean Sobey School of Business, the PhD Program of the Sobey School of Business and the Visiting Speakers Program at Saint Mary's University.

Summary:

Modern life is more precarious due in large part to the lack of job security provided by contemporary jobs. There are growing ranks of part-time workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and the self-employed. This seminar explored why people accept riskier work and how they are adapting, especially within technology industries. Gina Neff examined what she call "Venture Labor" – the investment of financial, human, and social capital that ordinary employees make in the companies they work using a case study from the early pioneers of the commercial Internet.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 5.1

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  Gina Neff  
   
 
         
    7 October 2010 • Research Seminar

Les entreprises multinationales et la représentation au travail : les cas du Mexique et de l'Argentine

Jorge Carrillo
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico / CRIMT
María Silvana Gurrera
Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social, Argentina

Held at the University of Montreal and presented in the context of the 3rd World Day for Decent Work, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the Subsecretaría de Programación Técnica y Estudios Laborales, Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social - República Argentina and the El Colegio de la Frontera Norte of Mexico. It was rendred possible by the North American Research Linkages Program of the Government of Canada.

Two conferences were given in the context of this seminar:
Is Mexico's national labour relations system an obstacle or an advantage for the competitiveness of multinational companies operating in Mexico? (Jorge Carrillo, co-author with Graciela Bensusán - UAM/X & Ivico Ahumada Lobo - FLACSO) and Managerial Strategies towards employees and their representatives in multinational companies operating in Argentina (María Silvana Gurrera, co-author with Héctor Palomino - Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social/ Universidad de Buenos Aires, Cecilia Senén González - Universidad de Buenos Aires / CONICET, Marcelo Delfini - Universidad de General Sarmiento / CONICET, Analía Erbes - Universidad de General Sarmiento / CONICET & Bárbara Medwid - Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social).


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
1.1

  Carrillo

Silvana
 
   
 
         
    22 September 2010 • Research Seminar

How Can We Study Industrial Relations Comparatively?

Richard Hyman
London School of Economics and Political Science, United-Kingdom

Held at the University of Montreal, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the School of Industrial Relations at the University of Montreal and the Department of HRM at HEC Montréal.



SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): Themes 1-5

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  Hyman  
   
 
         
    20 September 2010 • Research Seminar

Les restructurations : présentation de quelques résultats à partir de l'ouvrage L'entreprise en restructuration. Dynamiques institutionnelles et mobilisations collectives

Claude Didry
Laboratoire Institutions et dynamiques historiques (IDHE)
ENS - Cachan, France

This research seminar was held at the University of Montreal.


Summary (French only):

Les restructurations apparaissent actuellement comme des processus diffus, récurrents et complexes de réorganisation affectant l'entreprise dans sa recherche de flexibilité et d'avantages compétitifs. Mays, par rapport à la gestion courante du changement, les restructurations prennent un relief particulier en raison de leur ampleur, de l'intensité des conflits auxquels elles donnent lieu et de leurs conséquences sociales, notamment en termes d'emplois. Elles constituent des événements qui impliquent les dirigeants de l'entreprise, les représentants des salariés et, au-delà, l'ensemble du personnel. Les instances de représentation des salariés (syndicats, comités d'entreprise…) constituent alors un lieu privilégié de débats pour envisager l'avenir, face à des opérations de réductions d'effectifs, de filialisation, d'externalisation ou de fusion, qui mettent en question la réalité de l'entreprise elle-même. Dans une perspective comparative, l'auteur a montré que l'existence même de restructurations dépend de « règles du jeu » instituant un espace de débats, qui prennent des formes diverses selon les continents (Europe, Amérique du Nord), Mays aussi en fonction des entreprises et des territoires. Il a également accordé une attention particulière à une expérience innovante de négociation d'entreprise qui s'est développée, en France, dans le cadre des restructurations ayant précédé la crise de 2008.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 1.2

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L'entreprise en restructuration
(Presses Univ. de Rennes, 2010)

  Didry  
   
 
         
    14 May 2010 • Research Seminar

Setting the Record Straight About International Labour Standard Setting

Anne Trebilcock
Conseillère académique au Centre de droit international de l'Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre, La Défense et ancienne conseillère juridique de l'Organisation internationale du travail (OIT)

Held at the University of Montreal, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Montreal.


Summary:

In
Imagining Post "Geneva Consensus" Labor Law for Post
"Washington Consensus" Developmen
t, Brian Langille renders a
useful service by reviewing contemporary thinking in the field of
development and prodding reflection on its possible implications for
national and international labor law. I would certainly agree with his
remarks that there is no trade-off between the political economy of
decency and efficiency, that the ILO Constitution is an instrument
that opens the door to many possibilities, and that labor law is not
(inherently) limited to employees. However, his analysis of the
genesis of international labor standards and their use widely misses
the mark. In essence, to make his point he sets up and knocks down a
strawman. He paints a broadbrush picture that does not accurately
represent important features of the system, including an appreciation
of the different roles played by the ILO's governing structures and the
ILO secretariat. In the process, he reMayns closed to seeing the
relevance that ILO standards can have to development. A more
nuanced analysis of the content of such standards in light of labor
market trends and the need for a balanced globalization would be a
more productive path to follow. His plea for principles over rules
ignores the fact that we already have a number of principles, and that
on their own, they are clearly insufficient.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.4

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  Trebilcock  
   
 
         
    14 April 2010 • Séminaire du recherche

Au-delà de la crise économique en Europe: analyse de l'agenda Europe 2020

Janine Leschke
European Trade Union Institute, Belgium
Philippe Pochet

Director, European Trade Union Institute, Belgium / CRIMT

Held at the University of Montreal, this seminar was organized in collaboration with the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI).

Two conference were given in the contexte of this seminar: the
Institutional features of labour markets: how do they affect the labour market adjustment to economic downturns in different EU countrie? (Janine Leschke) and the Quelles propositions de sortie de crise pour l'Europe? : analyse de l'agenda Europe 2020 (Philippe Pochet).


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  Pochet Leschke  
   
 
         
    26 March 2010 • Research Workshop

La méthode biographique

Rachel Beaujolin-Bellet
Reims Management School, France

Held at HEC Montréal, this research workshop tackled two main methodological issues: how do you gain access to "practices" in your gathering of research material and what methodologies whould you favour in doing so?


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
1.5

  Beaujolin  
   
 
         
    11 March 2010 • Research Seminar

Organiser la résistance contre un plan social en France. Le travail d’entrepreneurs militants

Rachel Beaujolin-Bellet
Reims Management School, France

Summary (French only):

En France, l’annonce de « plans sociaux » suscite dans bien des cas l’organisation d’actions collectives par les salariés et leurs représentants. Des actions visibles de résistance collective sont menées dans un contexte de survie (Amossé et al., 2008), donnant lieu à des conflits « défensifs » (Groux et Pernot, 2008) qui sont souvent intenses.

À l'occasion de ce séminaire tenu à HEC Montréal, Rachel Beaujolin-Bellet a traité de la façon dont s’organise cette résistance et, plus spécifiquement, du travail d’animation du conflit des entrepreneurs militants. Ce séminaire a été organisé en collaboration avec le Groupe d'étude sur la pratique de la stratégie de HEC Montréal.



SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 1.2

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  Beaujolin  
   
 
         
    23 February 2010 • Research Workshop

Le transfert des pratiques de gestion de la diversité au sein des filiales d'entreprises multinationales implantées en Espagne

Lourdes Susaeta
IESE Business School, Espagne

This research workshop was held at the University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 1.1

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  Susaeta  
   
 
         
    18 February 2010 • Research Seminar

Le syndicalisme européen : quelles crises ?

Marco Ancelovici
McGill University, Canada
Christian Dufour
Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT
Adelheid Hege
Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT
Dominique Labbé
Institut d'Études Politiques de Grenoble, France
George Ross

Brandeis University, USA / University of Montreal, Canada

Participants in this seminar, which was held at the University of Montreal, took a hard look at the evolution of European trade unions (German and French, in particular), to the forms of unionism they practice and to the challenges and opportunities they face.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 4.1

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TOUJOURS MOINS ! Déclin du syndicalisme à la française - D. Labbé

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  Dufour  
         
    2009      
           
    14 December 2009 • Round-table

Crise économique et dialogue social

Michel Arsenault
President, Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec
Assane Diop
Executive Director, Social Protection, International Labour Office, Geneva
Jean Charest
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT

Summary (French only):

Mettant en vedette Michel Arsenault (FTQ), Assane Diop (BIT) et Jean Charest (UdeM), cette Round-table visait à faire le point sur la nature et les conséquences de la crise financière sur le monde du travail au Québec et au Canada, sur le rôle du dialogue social en période de crise, sur l'avantage institutionnel lié au modèle québécois de concertation et sur l'avenir du dialogue social à l'ère du 90e anniversaire de l'Organisation internationale du travail (OIT).

Held at the University of Montreal, this round-table was organized in collaboration with the School of Industrial Relations at the University of Montreal, the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 5.4

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  Diop  
   
 
         
    2 December 2009 • Research Seminar

Labour Law and Economic Crisis - A European Perspective

Sir Bob Hepple
Clare College
Cambridge University, United-Kingdom

Held at McGill University, this seminar focused on the financial crisis and labour law and was organized in collaboration with the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory, the Law '77 Project Fund (McGill Law Class of '77) and the Faculty of Law at McGill University. It also received a broadcast at Université Laval.


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  Bob Hepple  
   
 
     
    1 December 2009 • Research Workshop

The Making of Labour Law in Europe: A Comparative Study

Sir Bob Hepple
Clare College
Cambridge University, United-Kingdom

Held at the University of Montreal, this research workshop was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Montreal. It also received a broadcast at Université Laval.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): Theme 3

  Hepple  
   
 
         
    5 November 2009 • Research Seminar

Constitutionalizing Labour Rights: Paradox, Peril and Promise

Judy Fudge
University of Victoria, Canada / CRIMT

Held at the University of Montreal, this seminar was organized in collabroation with the Faculty of Law at the University of Montreal. Bien que portant sur la réalité européenne, la discussion a permis une remise en contexte du cas canadien.

Summary:

In 2007, in Health Services and Support – Facilities Subsector Bargaining Association v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada expressly overruled twenty years of jurisprudence that interpreted the freedom of association as excluding collective bargaining. In 2008, in Demir and Baykara v Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights followed suit and overruled its earlier decisions on the matter to hold that the right to freedom of association in the European Convention on Human Rights includes collective bargaining. The recent successes before courts have led some observers to suggest that it may now be a propitious time for a co-ordinated and proactive litigation strategy to vindicate labour's collective rights. In this presentation, Judy considered what gave rise to these remarkable decisions and what they portend for the role of the courts in labour relations in Canada and beyond.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.2

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  Judy Fudge  
   
 
         
    29 October 2009 • Research Seminar

Les relations industrielles en Europe Centro-Orientale: fin ou extension du modèle social européen ?

Guglielmo Meardi
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom

This research workshop was held at HEC Montréal.

Summary:


This presentation outlined the main points of an in-progress book (Where Workers Vote with Their Feet), which elaborates ideas first presented in some earlier articles, based on a decade of fieldwork in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia. It first described the emergence of a new Central Eastern European 'model' of industrial relations, combining relatively high degrees of state regulation with disorganized industrial relations, and then discussed the implications of EU accession, in terms of regulations, 'social dumping', transnational effects and consequences for the EU as a whole. It ended with an argument as to whether a system so far based on marketisation and employee 'exit' logic (migration, absenteeism, organisational disloyalty) can develop new forms of employee 'voice'.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 5.4

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  Meardi  
   
 
         
    6 October 2009 • Research Seminar

Struggles on the Frontier of Control over Professional Identity: Leading Cases from Canada

Larry Haiven
St-Mary's University, Canada / CRIMT

This research workshop was held at the University of Montreal.

Summary:

Professions and unions have often been positioned as opposing alternatives or logics of action in labour theory. The professions embrace a spirit of individualism and mystique, privileged by a social status, while unions are collectivist and seek respect and to usurp power from a dominant class. How might we reconcile the professions and their increasing efforts to achieve collective bargaining in the workplace? The author proposed that collective representation of professions is not an indication of the ultimate decline of professions in bureaucratized workplaces, but rather is the expression of a new arena of power for labour playing itself out at the forefront of work regulation in Canada. A sample of labour disputes of professionalized workers, illustrates that collective bargaining is an occupational closure strategy that alters the boundaries of a profession in an attempt to Mayntain distinct professional identity. Each case highlights the struggle over the exercise of discretion within the professional doMayn through which the boundaries regulating professional work are being rewritten.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 4.3.1

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  Haiven  
   
 
         
    11 September 2009 • Research Workshop

Is Ireland the '51st State' for U.S. Multinationals? Determinants of Union Recognition and Avoidance at MNCs in Ireland

Ryan Lamare
University of Limerick, Ireland

This research workshop was held at the University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 1.1

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  Lamare  
   
 
         
    16 April 2009 • Research Workshop

La privatisation des télécommunications en Argentine et l'imposition d'une nouvelle culture entrepreneuriale : du travailleur étatique au collaborateur néolibéral

Damian Pierbattisti
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

This research workshop was held at the University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 5.1


  Damian  
   
 
         
    24 March 2009 • Research Workshop

Class Conflict, Policy Development, and the State: Explaining the Postwar Divergence of U.S. and Canadian Labour Unions

Barry Eidlin, PhD Researcher
University of California at Berkeley, USA

Held at the University of Montreal, this research workshop took as a starting point the intriguing question of the widening gap of unionization rates between Canada and US as a prism for understanding the complex articulation between institutions and the construction of State policies.

SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 4.1

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  Eidlin  
   
 
         
    12 March 2009 • Research Workshop

Le droit social : quel avenir ? Ébauche d'un projet de citoyenneté sociale mondiale

Alain Supiot
Université de Nantes, France

Held at the University of Montreal, this research workshop was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Law at the University of Montreal. This workshop focused on the mission of the Institut d'études avancées de Nantes.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.5


  Eidlin  
   
 
         
    12 March 2009 • Research Seminar

Les réseaux transnationaux d'élaboration des normes (ISO 26000, Pactes mondiaux, etc.) : nouvelles perspectives de recherche

Ulrich Mückenberger
University of Hambourg, Germany

Held at Université Laval, this research workshop was organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Law and the Department of Industrial Relations at Université Laval.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.4

  Muckenberger  
   
 
         
    19 February 2009 • Research Seminar

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of the State: the Case of Tax Competition

Peter Dietsch
University of Montreal, Canada
Jean Charest
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT
Stéphane Rousseau
University of Montreal, Canada

Held at the University of Montreal, this seminar was organized in collaboration with the Centre de recherche en éthique at the University of Montreal (CREUM) and the Chaire de responsabilité sociale et de développement durable at the Université du Québec à Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Theme(s): Theme 5

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  Dietsch  
   
 
         
    15 January 2009 • Research Seminar

L'entreprise comme vecteur du progrès social : la fin ou le début d'une époque?

Corinne Gendron
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Renée-Claude Drouin
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT
Daniel Weinstock
University of Montreal, Canada

Held at the University of Montreal, this seminar was organized in collaboration with the Centre de recherche en éthique at the University of Montreal (CREUM) and the Chaire de responsabilité sociale et de développement durable at the Université du Québec à Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 1.3

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  Dietsch  
     
    2008      
           
    21 October 2008 • Research Workshop

La gouvernance multi-niveaux : enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques

Paul Marginson
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Summary (French only):

Tenu à l'University of Montreal, cet atelier visait à permettre aux chercheurs du CRIMT d'échanger sur les défis associés à la multiplication des sites de régulation du travail et à la façon dont ils s'articulent les uns aux autres. Comment rendre compte de cette complexité ? Quelles sont les approches théoriques et méthodologiques les plus pertinentes qui puissent permettre d'aborder la question de la gouvernance multi-niveaux ?

L'atelier a permis d'explorer les trois pistes suivantes : 1) Qu'entend-on par gouvernance multi-niveaux ? Comment définir le concept ? Quelles en sont les principales dimensions? 2) Quelles sont les principales approches théoriques qui permettent d'aborder le thème de la gouvernance multi-niveaux? Quels sont les principaux points de convergence et de divergence entre ces approches? Quelles sont les principales hypothèses à l'appui de ces approches? Existe-t-il des auteurs incontournables? 3) Quels sont les enjeux et les défis méthodologiques associés à l'approche axée sur la gouvernance multi-niveaux?

Trois chapitres étaient à l'étude afin d'alimenter la discussion, : les chapitres 1 et 3 de Paul Marginson et Keith Sisson (2004) European Integration and Industrial Relations, Palgrave / Macmillan: Basingstoke et le chapitre 2 de Gary Marks et Liesbet Hooghe (2004) Constrating Visions of Multi-level Governance, dans Ian Bache et Matthew Flinders (Eds.), Multi-level Governance, Oxford University Press.



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  Marginson  
   
 
         
    1 October 2008 • Research Workshop

Valeur juridique des textes éthiques des multinationales. Contribution à l'étude de la responsabilité sociale de l'entreprise

Céline Etre, PhD Researcher
Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, France / CRIMT

Summary (French only):

Tenu à l'Université de Montréal, cet atelier visait à discuter des enjeux juridiques soulevés par les codes de conduite, chartes et autres “principes d’action”. Quelle est leur valeur juridique ? Constituent-ils des "normes" ? Quelle est leur place dans notre système ? Les salariés, les partenaires économiques, les actionnaires, les consommateurs et plus largement les pouvoirs publics peuvent-ils engager une action en justice à l’encontre de la firme ou de sa filiale en invoquant ces règles éthiques? Devant qui ? Et sur quelle base ?

À ces questions, le droit positif français apporte quelques réponses juridiques pertinentes. Mays à bien y réfléchir, l’intérêt du sujet n’est pas de se contenter de répondre sèchement à un semblable chapelet d’interrogations. Bien plus profondément, l'intérêt réside dans une étude des bénéfices potentiels de ces textes sur le droit positif. Ainsi faut-il tirer des conclusions de l’insuffisance flagrante du droit positif à rendre pleinement compte de la profusion et de l’influence réelle des textes éthiques dans le milieu des affaires et du droit social
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SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 1.3

  Celine Etre  
   
 
         
    7 October 2008 • Research Seminar

Employee Voice in Multinational Companies: do Country of Origin Effects Matter?

Paul Marginson
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Summary (French only):

À la jonction des thèmes 1 et 5 du programme de recherche du CRIMT, ce séminaire (tenu à l'University of Montreal) traitait de la question de la prise de parole ouvrière et des effets qu'exerce sur celle-ci le pays d'origine des entreprises multinationales (EMNs). Selon leur pays d'origine, les EMNs exprimeraient des préférences contrastées en matière de prise de parole ouvrière : représentation syndicale, non-syndicale ou absence de représentation ; mécanismes directs et/ou indirects de consultation et de communication auprès des salariés. Ces préférences feraient écho aux régimes nationaux de relations industrielles propres aux pays dans lesquels réside le siège social des entreprises multinationales concernées. Certaines études récentes tendent aussi à considérer d'autres facteurs pouvant expliquer les préférences des entreprises multinationales, notamment le secteur, l'âge de la filiale et la stratégie corporative.

En se basant sur les résultats d'une vaste enquête par questionnaires auprès des entreprises multinationales opérant au United-Kingdom, Paul Marginson s'est attardé à la mesure des effets qu'exerce le pays d'origine des entreprises multinationales sur leurs pratiques en matière de prise de parole ouvrière. À titre d'économie de marché libérale dotée d'institutions plutôt permissives en matière de relations industrielles, le United-Kingdom laisse passablement de latitude aux entreprises multinationales quant aux choix des pratiques. La recherche suggère toutefois que les effets qu'exerce le pays d'origine sont atténués par d'autres facteurs, et que plusieurs innovations récentes caractérisent le développement des pratiques de prise de parole ouvrière dans les établissements des entreprises multinationales au United-Kingdom.



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  Marginson  
   
 
         
    18 September 2008 • Research Seminar

Vers une nouvelle façon d'aborder les restructurations à l'échelle européenne

Marie-Ange Moreau
European University Institute, Italy / CRIMT

Summary (French only):

Tenu à HEC Montréal, ce séminaire portait sur le projet AgirE, dont Marie-Ange Moreau, cochercheuse au CRIMT, a assuré la coordination scientifique. Répondant à la nécessité de construire des analyses et des instruments qui permettent la mise en place de mécanismes d'anticipation des restructurations, le projet AgirE s'est intéressé au rôle des politiques européennes dans la structuration des conditions d'anticipation, tout en faisant la lumière sur le jeu des acteurs de l'entreprise et du territoire dont les dynamiques conduisent à de nouvelles pratiques centrées sur l'idée d'innovation pour une meilleure anticipation et conduite du changement. Idée force : c'est en intégrant systématiquement les niveaux d'action de l'entreprise, du territoire et des politiques (régional, national et européen) en une approche multidimensionnelle, multiniveaux et multiacteurs que sur le plan de la recherche, la construction d'une typologie qui tienne compte des interdépendances complexes présentes dans les processus de restructuration devient possible, et que sur le plan de l'action et des politiques, l'adéquation à la complexité des processus de restructuration peut être atteinte.


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(2008) Projet AgirE - Final Report

(2009) Building Anticipation of Restructuring in Europe, Peter Lang
(2008) Restructuring in the New EU Member States, Peter Lang

  Moreau  
   
 
         
    8 May 2008 • Research Seminar

Quelle est la place des réseaux sociaux dans les activités d'innovation ? Réflexions à partir de deux enquêtes récentes

Michel Grossetti
Université de Toulouse le Mirail, France

Summary (French only):

Quel que soit l'angle sous lequel on l'aborde, l'innovation apparaît comme une activité collective qui implique des collaborations, des échanges et des relations interpersonnelles. La place prépondérante de ces relations peut s'expliquer par le fait que, par bien des aspects, les activités d'innovation se rapprochent des activités artisanales ou du marché du travail : faible standardisation, importance des relations personnelles, effets de proximité spatiale. Les dispositifs de communication qui structurent largement les échanges marchands pour les produits de grande consommation jouent ici un rôle moins central. Pourtant, tout ne passe pas par les relations interpersonnelles dans les activités d'innovation. Interviennent aussi ce que l'on peut appeler des «ressources de médiation», c'est-à-dire des ressources qui permettent aux acteurs de se coordonner sans passer par des relations personnelles.

À l'occasion de ce séminaire, l'auteur a discuté de ces notions en s'appuyant sur deux études empiriques, l'une portant sur les relations entre laboratoires académiques et entreprises et l'autre sur la création d'entreprises innovantes. Ces études permettent d'évaluer l'importance relative des réseaux et des ressources de médiation dans les processus d'innovation, Mays surtout d'analyser la façon dont ils interagissent.


This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


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    10 April 2008 • Research Seminar

Does China Have a Labour Movement? Prospects for Industrial Relations Reform in China

Bill Taylor
City University of Hong Kong

Summary:

The official representative organisation of labour, the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) looks set to regain its position within the core membership of the ILO. This has been hotly debated in the international trade union movement because the ACFTU is not a labour union. This seminar outlined the reasons why the ACFTU, despite its progressive elements, fails the union test. This was illustrated through examples of union organising strategies, collective agreement procedures and recent legislative successes. As a conclusion,the author made a case that including the ACFTU would be a significant step in the road of eroding the meaning of labour movements internationally.

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


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  Taylor  
   
 
         
    9 April 2008 • Round-table

Les enjeux syndicaux européens : local, national, régional ou global ?

Philippe POCHET
General Director, European Trade Union Institute, Belgium / CRIMT
George ROSS
Brandeis University, USA / University of Montreal, Canada
Christian LÉVESQUE
HEC Montréal, Canada / CRIMT
Gregor MURRAY
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT

Held at HEC Montréal, this round-table was organized in collaboration with the Institut d'études européennes and the Chaire Jean-Monnet en intégration européenne.


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  PRLM  
   
 
         
    4 April 2008 • Research Seminar

Pluralisme juridique et droit du travail

Jean-Guy Belley
McGill University, Canada
Guy Rocher
University of Montreal, Canada

This research seminar was held at the University of Montreal. It also received a broadcast at Université de Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): 3.5.1

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  Belley Rocher  
   
 
         
    3 April 2008 • Research Seminar

The Nature of International Integration and HR Policies in Multinational Companies

Tony Edwards
King's College London, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal


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    14 February 2008 • Research Seminar

Vers des relations industrielles supranationales ? Le cas du dialogue social européen

Evelyne Léonard
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique

Summary (French only):

L'internationalisation du monde du travail soulève de nombreuses questions concernant la régulation des relations de travail, et notamment celle de la possibilité de concevoir des formes de régulation collective au plan supranational. Les débats et recherches sur les accords-cadres internationaux, sur les comités d'entreprise européens, sur la coordination transfrontalière des négociations, et sur le dialogue social européen s'inscrivent dans ce cadre.


L'Institut des Sciences du Travail, à l'Université catholique de Louvain, effectue depuis dix ans une série de recherches sur le dialogue social européen au plan sectoriel. Celui-ci prend forme, concrètement, dans les comités de dialogue social sectoriel européen, qui existent sous leur forme actuelle depuis 1998 et couvrent maintenant plus de trente secteurs, allant de la banque à la chimie ou du transport par route au travail intérimaire. Les articles 138 et 139 maintenant inscrits dans le Traité de la Communauté européenne confèrent à ces comités, outre un rôle consultatif, la capacité de négocier et de conclure des accords. Les interlocuteurs sociaux qui y participent peuvent ensuite choisir de mettre en oeuvre les textes conjoints sur lesquels ils s'accordent, soit par le biais d'une décision du Conseil européen, soit par les procédures propres aux interlocuteurs sociaux et aux États membres. Les interlocuteurs sociaux européens ont donc acquis, formellement, la possibilité de définir des normes et de les appliquer dans les pays de l'UE27.


Cependant, leur fonctionnement effectif se révèle bien complexe et parsemé d'embûches. Comment, par exemple, les comités peuvent-ils représenter les fédérations syndicales et patronales sectorielles de 27 Etats membres qui ont des systèmes de relations collectives extrêmement disparates, alors même qu'un même secteur d'activité recouvre des réalités socio-économiques hétérogènes dans les 27 pays? Comment, par ailleurs, transformer des engagements pris au plan européen en pratiques effectives dans les entreprises des États membres? Autant de question auxquelles cherchait à répondre ce séminaire de recherche tenu à HEC Montréal.



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    2007  
           
    30 November 2007 • Research Seminar

Workers' Rights as Human Rights:The Perspectives of US Courts,Labor Arbitrators and Human Resources Departments

James A. Gross
Cornell University, USA

Summary:

This talk was about workers' rights as human rights, particularly in regard to freedom of association (including collective bargaining), workplace health and safety (as addressed by US labor arbitrators),with additional comments about how human resources violates workers' human rights in certain most important ways.

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


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    10 October 2007 • Research Seminar

Le syndicalisme, encore un acteur global ?

Christian Dufour
Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT
Adelheid Hege
Institut de Recherches Économiques et Sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT

This research seminar a été organisé par le Département des relations industrielles de l'Université Laval, en collaboration avec le CRIMT.


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  Dufour Hege  
   
 
           
    14 September 2007 • Master Class

Itinéraire d'un sociologue

Philippe Bernoux
GLYSI-SAFA, Université Lumière Lyon II, France

Summary (French only):

Dans le cadre de ce Master Class, Philippe Bernoux a retracé trois grandes périodes de sa carrière de chercheur : (1) la sociologie du travail dans les années 1960-70 en France – théories en vogue et pratiques de terrain – les enquêtes sur le syndicalisme – plongée dans les ateliers en observation entièrement participante
 ; (2) de la sociologie du travail à la sociologie des organisations à travers l'analyse stratégique de Michel Crozier : enquêtes sur les changements institutionnels (lois Auroux), les changements négociés (aciéries Usinor) – le concept de pouvoir explicatif des organisations ; (3) changements dans la sociologie des organisations : de l'analyse stratégique à la théorie des conventions (« ce qui fait tenir ») et à la théorie de la traduction (le changement est une traduction).


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    2 April 2007 • Research Seminar

Les rapports entre les syndicats et les mouvements sociaux en France : 1995-2006

Sophie Béroud
Université Lumière Lyon-2, France

Held at the University of Montreal and organied in collaboration with the Department of Sociology at the University of Montreal, this research seminar focused on social movement unionism.


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  Beroud  
   
 
           
    14 March 2007 • Research Seminar

Les jeunes, le travail et les syndicats

Jean Bernier
Université Laval, Canada

Held at Université Laval, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Relations and the Faculty of Law at Université Laval.


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  Beroud  
   
 
           
    28 February 2007 • Master Class

L'évolution des relations profesionnelles en France depuis les années 1970 : un parcours de recherche

Annette Jobert
Université Paris X Nanterre, France / CRIMT

Held at the University of Montreal, this master class was presented first at Université Laval (27 February 2007), and organized in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Relations, at Université Laval.


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  Jobert  
   
 
           
    1 February 2007 • Public Conference

À quand les syndicats libres en Chine ?

Han Dongfang
Director, China Labour Bulletin, Hong Kong

Held at the University of Montreal, this public conference was organized in collaboration with the CERIUM (Centre d'études et de recherches internationales) and the Centre d'Études de l'Asie de l'Est (CETASE), at the University of Montreal.

Summary (Fench only):

Han Dongfang est connu pour les actions qu'il a menées au cours des manifestations de la place Tian 'anmen de 1989, à la suite desquelles il est devenu défendeur des droits de la personne. En 1989, il a constitué la Beijing Autonomous Workers Federation, le premier syndicat indépendant en Chine continentale en 50 ans (démantelée à la suite des manifestations de la place Tian 'anmen). Han Dongfang dirige le China Labour Bulletin, qui soutient le syndicalisme commercial indépendant et surveille les questions liées à la main-d'oeuvre en Chine. Il anime également une émission hebdomadaire sur les ondes de Radio Free Asia, dont les cotes d'écoute sont évaluées à environ 40 millions d'auditeurs. Han Dongfang a reçu le «Democracy Award» du National Endowment for Democracy des Mayns du président Bill Clinton en 1993, ainsi que l'«International Activist Award» de la Gleitsman Foundation en 2005.


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  Dongfang  
   
 
           
    15 January 2007 • Research Seminar

Le droit (international) du travail : Quelle effectivité ?

Jean-Claude Javillier
Senior Advisor, International Institute for Labour Studies,
International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva

Held at the University of Montreal, this research seminar on international labour law's effectiveness was organized in collaboration with the Law Faculty at the University of Montreal.

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    2006      
           
    11 December 2006 • Research Workshop

Industrial Relations as Critical Realism: Beyond a Do-it-Yourself Ontology

Paul K. Edwards
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Summary (en anglais seulement) :

Industrial relations (IR) is often accused of being atheoretical. Yet there has been a tradition of tacit theorizing that links IR to an important strand of social science theory, institutional analysis. There are further connections to the philosophy of science laid out in critical realism (CR). Paul Edwards argued that these connections need to be made more explicit and that a programme of IR research based on them can then be developed. The connections were first identified by laying out the core principles of CR and institutional analysis and the implications for IR. Illustrations of IR research that are consistent with CR were then indicated. The work of the leading CR theorist, Tony Lawson, was addressed: Lawson offers a CR-based perspective on a key issue, the UK productivity record, but his view is in fact insufficiently based in CR, and use of IR research can suggest a richer account. Finally, a comparative research programme was sketched. It reflected the need for IR to pursue its links with sociology and political science, with rather less emphasis on the relationship with labour economics, which has traditionally defined the field.

Held at the University of Montreal, this research workshop was organized in collaboration with the School of Industrial Relations at the University of Montreal.


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  Paul Edwards  
   
 
           
    29 November 2006 • Master Class

Vingt ans de recherche comparative sur les relations professionnelles en Europe : éléments de méthode sociologique

Christian Dufour
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) / CRIMT
Adelheid Hege
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES) / CRIMT


Summary (French only):

Tenu à HEC Montréal, ce cours de maître a donné l'occasion à Christian Dufour et Adelheid Hege de présenter le bilan de plus de vingt ans de recherche comparative sur les relations professionnelles en Europe et, plus spécifiquement, sur les systèmes et pratiques de représentation des salariés. Ils ont notamment expliqué ce qui les a amenés à passer de l'analyse des systèmes de relations professionnelles à celle des pratiques de représentation ; pourquoi la reproduction des représentants leur semble être la clé de la compréhension des systèmes et de leurs évolutions ; et en quoi les enquêtes dans les petites entreprises non syndiquées peuvent aider à comprendre les pratiques syndiquées dans les grandes ?


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  Hege  
   
 
           
    14 November 2006 • Research Seminar

Building Integration into Strategic Planning across Organizational Boundaries

Julia Balogun
Cass Business School, United-Kingdom


Summary:

Despite calls for organizations to globalize by seeking economies of scale and scope whilst still delivering local differentiation, we know little about how organizations re-shape country-based strategy development mechanisms to achieve integration, whilst retaining some element of local tailoring. To examine this issue we track the development of a new strategic planning process within the European division of a branded consumer goods manufacturer, seeking to deliver greater integration in strategy and marketing practice across Europe, for a period of a year. To explore this integrated yet distributed planning process we conceive of strategizing as a multi-community activity of knowledge sharing and transformation occurring through within-community perspective making and across-community perspective taking. This directs attention to the nature of boundaries between communities, the processes of interaction that occur within and across these boundaries, and integration mechanisms such as boundary objects.

By focusing on the breakdowns and breakthroughs in the negotiation of the new strategic plans we find that perspective making and taking are important but insufficient categories for conceptualizing boundaries and boundary objects at times of change when novelty is high. We suggest that perspective giving and importing are relevant extensions in such contexts because of power asymmetries introduced by change, and that are less apparent in other contexts more typically used to study knowledge distribution and transformation, such as NPD. This seminar ended with a discussion of the contributions this make to understanding breakdowns and breakthroughs in knowledge transformation, the role of boundary objects, and delivering integration in strategic planning.


This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


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  Balogun  
   
 
           
    3 November 2006 • Research Seminar

Pratiques innovatrices dans les conventions collectives au Canada

Suzanne Payette
Workplace Information Directorate
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada


Summary (French only):

Tenu à l'Université de Montréal, ce séminaire de recherche a permis d'effectuer un survol des pratiques innovatrices contenues dans les conventions collectives au Canada. La fréquence de ces clauses, de même que des exemples de langage contractuel tirés de ces conventions ont été présentés. La typologie des pratiques innovatrices comprend les innovations dans les rapports entre les parties, le phénomène des conventions collectives de longue durée, l'organisation du travail, la rémunération et les conditions de travail, la formation et le recours aux comités mixtes. Reynald Bourque, directeur à l'époque de l'École de relations industrielles de l'Université de Montréal a été invité à faire part de ses réflexions sur les tendances qui se dégagent de cette analyse des conventions collectives canadiennes et sur les orientations prévisibles des conventions collectives au cours des prochaines années.



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  Payette  
   
 
         
    7 September 2006 • Research Seminar

Gouvernement d'entreprise et organisation du travail en Allemagne et en France : Transformation institutionnelle et stabilité des modes de coordination

Michel Goyer
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.



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  Goyer  
   
 
           
    23 May 2006 • Research Seminar

Labor Law and Latin American Trade Unions in the Globalization Era

Francisco José Iturraspe
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela

Held at HEC Montréal, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL).


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  Iturraspe  
   
 
           
    28 April 2006 • Research Seminar

Le vertige provoqué par la soft law en droit international du travail

Isabelle Duplessis
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT

Summary (French only):

Plusieurs juristes, tant au plan national qu'international, s'interrogent devant l'intensification de l'utilisation de formes souples de régulation sociale, regroupées communément sous l'expression 'soft law'. Dans le cadre de la gouvernance mondiale, ce phénomène n'a-t-il pas pour conséquence de rendre indiscernable le droit de la morale, de la politique ou encore de l'économique? La soft law ne constitue-t-elle pas, dans bien des cas, une stratégie d'évitement du droit déployée par différents acteurs internationaux? À terme, n'est-elle pas susceptible de dissoudre les obligations juridiques contraignantes? L'exemple de la Déclaration relative aux principes et droits fondamentaux au travail adoptée en 1998 par l'Organisation internationale du Travail nous permettra de mieux comprendre les fondements du malaise doctrinal perceptible en droit international public depuis la parution de l'article de Prosper Weil sur la normativité relative dans les années quatre-vingt ("Vers une normativité relative en droit international ?", Revue générale de droit international, 1982, pp. 5-47).

This research seminar was held at Université Laval.


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  Duplessis  
   
 
         
    24 April 2006 • Research Seminar

Multinationals and National Systems of Employment Relations: Innovators or Adapters?

Tony Edwards
King's College London, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Summary:

This seminar focused on employee management in multinational companies and explored the diffusion of practices across borders within multinationals, including the way in which innovations made in the foreign operations are subsequently transferred to the domestic sites, something that Tony Edwards has termed 'reverse diffusion'. His talk also touched on the influence of nationality of ownership on employment practice and the HR consequences of international mergers and acquisitions.

This research seminar was held at the University of Montreal.


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  Edwards  
   
 
         
    7 April 2006 • Research Seminar

Revisiting the UK Model: From Basket Case to Success Story?

Jill Rubery
University of Manchester, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Held at HEC Montréal, this research seminar focused on the British socio-economic model. Exploring Labour's third way policies, it allowed for an examination of the specificties of the British model, as a form of hybridization between the European (continental) and North-America models. Notably, the author discussed the inherent tensions in the British model, as well as its transferability to other contexts.


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  Rubery  
   
 
         
    5 April 2006 • Master Class

From Segmented Labour Markets to Comparative Employment Systems: The Development of an Institutional Perspective

Jill Rubery
University of Manchester, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Held at HEC Montréal, this master class allowed Jill Rubery to trace the evolution of employment systems in England in relation to gender, by highlighting the contributions of feminist and market segmentation theories.


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n/a

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  Rubery  
   
 
         
    3 April 2006 • Research Workshop

In Search of Complexity: Against Rationality and Universality in Employment Analysis

Jill Rubery
University of Manchester, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Held at Université Laval, this research workshop aimed at reconceptualizing the employment relationship in atomized organizations and exploring the implications for public policies and research in the field of industrial relations.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Rubery  
   
 
           
    15 March 2006 • Research Seminar

Les enjeux de la réforme des normes du travail dans la compétence fédérale canadienne

Gilles Trudeau
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT

Held at the University of Montreal, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the School of Industrial Relations at the University of Montreal and the Industrial Relations Student Union (SERIUM). An expert advisor to the Federal Labour Standards Review Commission, Gilles Trudeau shared his thoughts on some of the issues related to the reform of labor standards in the Canadian federal jurisdiction.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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Deliverables

(2006) Final Report of the Commission (Harry Arthurs, Commissioner)

  Trudeau  
         
    2005      
           
    9 December 2005 • Research Seminar

Le droit au travail : juridicité, signification et normativité

Dominic Roux
Université Laval, Canada / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): n/a

  Roux  
   
 
           
    6 December 2005 • Research Seminar

La planification stratégique depuis 1945 - USA, Allemagne,  France, United-Kingdom : comment faire une histoire comparée de la stratégie en pratique ?

Ludovic Cailluet
Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (IAE)
Université Toulouse 1, France

Summary (French only):

Henry Mintzberg dans Grandeur et déclin de la planification stratégique (1993) a décrit la fin d’une pratique de management qui a connu son heure de gloire au milieu de la décennie 1970. Suivi par d’autres, en particulier Hamel (1996), la critique était claire, les systèmes formalisés de planification stratégique n’ont pas la flexibilité nécessaire pour permettre aux entreprises de réagir aux mutations de l’environnement et de la compétition. La stratégie ne peut pas être limitée au plan conçu de la direction générale dans une logique strictement procédurière. Pourtant, des recherches récentes démontrent l’obstination des acteurs à pratiquer la planification stratégique. L’enquête annuelle de Bain & Cie (Rigby 2001, 2003) tend à prouver l’étendue de cette pratique, en Amérique du Nord et en Europe (plus faiblement). Grant (2003) a par ailleurs réalisé une recherche qualitative portant sur huit entreprises pétrolières et leur pratique de la stratégie. Ces quelques éléments semblent pointer vers une transformation plutôt qu’un abandon de la planification stratégique.

Le projet de recherche présenté dans le cadre de ce séminaire de recherche vise à constituer un corpus plus systématique d’études de cas sur une longue durée (depuis 1945) et à comparer plusieurs pratiques « nationales », en Amérique du Nord et en Europe (Allemagne, France, United-Kingdom). Plusieurs problèmes sont cependant soulevés par un tel projet. Tout d’abord, il vise à une analyse des pratiques, pas à une histoire des idées ou de l’enseignement de la stratégie. Pour cela, il ne peut être réalisé exclusivement à partir de sources secondaires comme c’est trop souvent le cas dans la littérature de management. Il nous faut donc trouver des « objets » reflétant les pratiques en complément du témoignage des praticiens. Par exemple : une première étape pilote de la recherche a ainsi consisté à analyser les annonces d’emploi pour des postes de « stratèges » ou « planificateurs stratégiques » de 1965 à 2004 en France (Le Monde) et au United-Kingdom (Sunday Times).

En association avec Richard Whittington de l’Université d’Oxford, nous poursuivons cette approche en utilisant d’autres « objets » : études de cas, manuels de procédures, organigrammes…Il s’agit d’un projet pas d’une présentation de recherche aboutie. L’objectif de ce séminaire de recherche était donc de dialoguer avec d’autres chercheurs sur les problèmes méthodologiques soulevés, en particulier par les comparaisons internationales.



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n/a

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  Cailluet  
   
 
    25 November 2005 • Research Seminar

Libertés et des droits fondamentaux des salariés à l'aune de la géolocalisation: de nouveaux enjeux 'ÉTIC' en France et au Québec

Khalida Benzidoun
Université Laval, Canada

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Benzidoun  
   
 
           
    18 November 2005 • Research Seminar

Les accords-cadres internationaux entre fédérations syndicales et entreprises transnationales

Renée-Claude Drouin
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Drouin  
   
 
           
    10 November 2005 • Research Workshop

Pour tout savoir sur la recherche qualitative et ses enjeux pratiques dans différents contextes

Olivier Irrmann
HEC Montréal, Canada
Lucie Morissette
HEC Montréal, Canada
Linda Rouleau
HEC Montréal, Canada

Summary (French only):

Pour comprendre les transformations qui affectent le monde du travail et de la gestion, de plus en plus de chercheurs ont recours aux méthodologies qualitatives. Cet atelier a permis d'explorer trois manières différentes de faire des travaux de recherche qualitative en utilisant particulièrement l’entretien dans le but de comprendre des processus de changement qui se déroulent à différents niveaux et dans des différents contextes : a) implantation d’une fusion-acquisition entre des entreprises appartenant à des contextes nationaux différents; b) perceptions d’acteurs institutionnels agissant dans un contexte tripartite; c) travail des gestionnaires en contexte de crise.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Rouleau  
   
 
           
    9 November 2005 • Research Seminar

Le droit au travail : juridicité, signification et normativité

Dominic Roux
Université Laval, Canada / CRIMT

Held at Université Laval, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Relations at Université Laval.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s): n/a

  Roux  
   
 
           
    17 October 2005 • Research Workshop

Les alliances syndicales internationales : enjeux et défis des échanges nord-sud

Insa Ben Saïd Dia
Responsible of the ILO's Workers' Education Program, and responible of the International Training Centre (Turin, for African trade unionists) since 1998, Geneva

Held at HEC Montréal, this research workshop was organized in collaboration with the HRM Department at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Ben Said  
   
 
           
    26 September 2005 • Master Class

The Politics of Working Life

Paul K. Edwards
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

Held at HEC Montréal, this master class was an occadion for Paul Edwards to described what led him and his colleague Judy Wajcman to write
The Politics of Working Life.

Description of the book:

How does the politics of working life shape modern organizations? Is our desire for meaningful, secure work increasingly at odds with corporate behavior in a globalized economy? Does the rise of performance management culture represent an intensification of work, or create opportunities for the freewheeling individual career? This timely and engaging book, by leading authorities in the field, adopts the standpoint of the 'questioning observer'. It is for those who need an informed account of work that is accessible without being superficial. The book is unique in its multi-dimensional approach, weaving together analysis of individual work experience, political processes in organizations, and the wider context of the social structuring of markets. The book identifies central questions about working experience and answers them in a direct and lively manner. It has a strong analytical foundation based on a political economy framework, giving particular weight to the contradictory character of organizations. Here contradictions turn on the competing demands placed on organizations and the different political projects of groups within them. This perspective integrates the chapters and permits numerous scholarly debates to be addressed - including those on identity projects, gender and work, power and participation, escalation in decision-making, and the meaning of corporate social responsibility. This book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate classes in Organizational Behavior, Business Strategy and the Sociology of Work and Employment. It will also appeal to the general reader interested in grappling with the complexity of the changing environment of work.


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n/a

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(2005) The Politics of Working Life, Oxford University Press


   
   
 
           
    29 August 2005 • Research Seminar

Les dilemmes multiples de l'action syndicale face à la politique de concurrence de l'Union européenne : les exemples des fusions d'ABB-Alstom et d'Alcan-Pechiney-Algroup

Roland Erne
University College Dublin, Ireland

Summary (French only):

Compte tenu du cadre institutionnel technocratique de la politique de concurrence de l’Union européenne, il n'est pas exagéré de prétendre que les organisations syndicales n'y jouent pratiquement aucun rôle. Cependant, depuis l'an 2000, des représentants des travailleurs ont de plus en plus tenté d'influencer la politique européenne de concurrence. On constate en outre que les activités menées diffèrent considérablement d'un cas à l'autre. Alors que les représentants des travailleurs d'ABB-Alstom tentaient de politiser le cas de fusion d'ABB-Alstom, les représentants des travailleurs d'Alcan-Pechiney-Algroup ont adopté une stratégie compatible avec l’approche technocratique dominante de la politique concurrence de la Commission européenne.

Ce séminaire de recherche visait à analyser plus en détail les stratégies syndicales contradictoires dans ces deux cas. Si les organisations syndicales ont adopté une stratégie « euro-démocratique » efficace dans le cas de la fusion d'ABB-Alstom, la stratégie adoptée dans le cas de la fusion d'Alcan-Pechiney-Algroup s'est révélée « euro-technocratique » (cf. Erne 2002a). L'adoption de stratégies contradictoires est surprenante si l'on considère que ce sont les mêmes organisations syndicales européennes, allemandes et françaises à proprement parler qui ont joué un rôle déterminant dans les deux cas de fusion. Par ailleurs, les différences de stratégies des organisations syndicales ne résultaient pas de différentes politiques des sociétés. ABB et Algroup étaient sous le contrôle du même actionnaire suisse et Alstom et Pechiney partagent un passé identique, en tant qu'entreprises multinationales françaises.



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n/a

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  Erne  
   
 
           
    20 May 2005 • Research Seminar

L’article 45 du code du travail : la trilogie des amendements proposés

Lucie Morissette
HEC Montréal, Canada / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Morissette  
   
 
           
    19-20 May 2005 • Research Seminars

A Week of Seminars on Economic and Social Integration

Anthony Giles
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada / CRIMT
Gilles Trudeau
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT
Pierre Verge
Université Laval, Canada / CRIMT

Held at McGill University, this series of research seminars was organized in collaboration with the Law Faculty at McGill University. It took place in the context of an interuniversity course developed by our colleague Adelle Blackett (McGill University), in partnership with CRIMT.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Blackett  
   
 
           
    29 April 2005 • Research Workshop

Dimensions éthique, les représentations du leadership et la résolution de problèmes complexes

Lyse Langlois
Université Laval, Canada / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at Université Laval.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Langlois  
   
 
           
    26 April 2005 • Research Workshop

Les chaînes de valeur et le déplacement de l'emploi, du Mexique vers la Chine

Jorge Carrillo
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Carrillo  
   
 
           
    25 April 2005 • Master Class

The Industrial Relations Dimension to Europe's Social Model: Problems and Prospects

Paul Marginson
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Marginson  
   
 
           
    20 April 2005 • Research Seminar

Dialogue social sectoriel, un espace en construction

Philippe Pochet
European Social Observatory, Belgium / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.



SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Pochet  
   
 
           
    15 April 2005 • Research Seminar

Pluralisme juridique et droit du travail

Michel Coutu
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Coutu  
   
 
           
    8 April 2005 • Research Seminar

La dignité au travail et le harcèlement psychologique: Une comparaison France-Québec-Belgique

George Marceau
Melançon, Marceau, Grenier et Sciortino, Canada

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Marceau  
   
 
           
    24 February 2005 • Research Seminar

La constitutionnalisation du droit du travail

Christian Brunelle
Université Laval, Canada / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at Université Laval.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Brunelle  
   
 
           
    10 January 2005 • Round-table

Réflexions sur la productivité, l'efficience et la compétitivité : enjeux et pistes de recherche

Jacques Bélanger
Université Laval, Canada / CRIMT
Paul Bernard
University of Montreal, Canada
Paul K. Edwards
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

This round-table was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Bernard  
     
    2004      
           
    26 November 2004 • Research Seminar

La régulation sociale et les accords-cadres internationaux

Renée-Claude Drouin
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Drouin  
   
 
    18 November 2004 • Research Workshop

La recherche avec et sur les syndicats

Stéphane LeQueux
Griffith University, Australia / CRIMT
Wayne Lewchuk
McMaster University, Canada
Karen Messing
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Adelheid Hege
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT
Paul Jarley
University of Kentucky, USA
David Peetz
Griffith University, Australia / CRIMT
Jeremy Waddington
University of Manchester, United-Kingdom

Organized in the context of CRIMT's International Conference on Union Renewal, this research workshop was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Union Renewal  
   
 
           
    4 October 2004 • Research Seminar

La recontractualisation du droit du travail

Gilles Trudeau
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT
Urwana Coiquaud
HEC Montréal, Canada / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at the University of Montreal.



SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a
  Trudeau

Coiquaud

 
   
 
    21 June 2004 • Research Workshop

Paradigms Required to Understand Citizenship at Work

Larry Haiven
Saint-Mary's University, Canada / CRIMT
Karen Hughes
University of Alberta, Canada / CRIMT
Judy Fudge
York University, Canada / CRIMT
Georgina Murray
Griffith University, Australia
Maria do Ceu da Cunha Rêgo
State Secretary, Equality, Portugal

Organized in the context of CRIMT's International Conference on Citizenship at Work, this research workshop was held at Université Laval.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  TDTD  
   
 
           
    1 June 2004 • Research Seminar

The Next Upsurge: Labor and the New Social Movements

Dan Clawson
University of Massachusetts, USA

Held at the University of Montreal, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the Sociology Department at the University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Clawson  
   
 
           
    18 May 2004 • Research Seminar

About Social Regulation

Harry Arthurs
York University, Canada / CRIMT
Gilles Trudeau
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT
Pierre Verge
Université Laval, Canada / CRIMT

Held at HEC Montréal, this research seminar was organized in collaboration with the HRM Department at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a


  Arthurs

Trudeau

Verge

 
   
 
         
    22 April 2004 • Research Seminar

La réorganisation du travail dans l'industrie automobile mexicaine

Arnulfo Arteaga Garcia
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico / CRIMT

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Arnulfo  
   
 
           
    19 March 2004 • Research Seminar

La responsabilité sociale des entreprises transnationales au Brésil

Joao Paulo Veiga
Instituto Observatório Social, Brasil

This research seminar was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Veiga  
   
 
           
    13 February 2004 • Round-table

La restructuration des services étatiques: un atelier sur les enjeux, les impacts, les stratégies et les pistes de recherche

Robert Hebdon
MGill University, Canada
Patrice Jalette
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT
Jane Stinson
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canada

This round-table was held at the University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  Hebdon  
     
    2003      
           
    5 November 2003 • Research Seminar

Négocier l'emploi ? Pactes sociaux et concertation pour l'emploi en Europe

Evelyne Léonard
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

This research seminar was held at Université Laval.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Leonard  
   
 
           
    27 October 2003 • Research Workshop

Developing Industrial Relations Theory and Methods

Paul K. Edwards
University of Warwick, United-Kingdom / CRIMT

This research workshop was held at the University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Paul Edwards  
   
 
           
    23 October 2003 • Round-table

Strategies for Union Renewal: International and Sectoral Comparisons

Christian Dufour
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT
Adelheid Hege
Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES), France / CRIMT
Peter Fairbrother
Cardiff University, United-Kingdom / CRIMT
Stephen Herzenberg
Keystone Institute, USA
David Peetz
Griffith University, Australia / CRIMT
Charlotte Yates
McMaster University, Canada / CRIMT

Organized in the context of CRIMT's first SSHRC-MCRI Meeting.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Magog I  
   
 
           
    22 October 2003 • Research Workshop

Programme de recherche en théorie de la négociation collective

Christian Thuderoz
INSA-Lyon, France / CRIMT

This research workshop was held at Université Laval.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

  Thuderoz  
   
 
           
    5 September 2003 • Master Class

Individual Rights, Collective Rights and Citizenship at Work

Ron McCallum
University of Sydney, Australia / CRIMT

This master class was held at the University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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  McCallum  
   
 
           
    19 August 2003 • Research Workshop

Les mots de la mondialisation

Jeanne Dancette
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT

This research workshop was held at the University of Montreal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
Dictionary of Globalization and Work (DAMT)

Deliverables

Dictionary of Globalization and Work (DAMT)

     
   
 
           
    30 April 2003 • Research Workshop

La régulation sociale de l'entreprise mondialisée

Harry Arthurs
York University, Canada / CRIMT
Charles Sabel
Columbia University, USA
Ann Frost
University of Western Ontario, Canada / CRIMT
Christian Lévesque
HEC Montréal, Canada / CRIMT
Leah Vosko
York University, Canada
Jacques Bélanger
Université Laval, Canada / CRIMT
Gilles Trudeau
University of Montreal, Canada / CRIMT
Marie-Ange Moreau
European University Institute, Italy / CRIMT

Organized within the context of the International Conference on Equity, Efficiency or Ethics, this research workshop was held at HEC Montréal.


SSHRC-MCRI Project(s):
n/a

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