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THEME 1 : Multinational Companies (MNCs) and Global Value Chains
THEME 2 : New Frontiers for Citizenship at Work
THEME 3 : The Restructuring of the State and of its Modes of Regulation
THEME 4 : Rethinking Collective Representation
THEME 5 : The Social Dynamics of Institutional Comparative Advantage
 
       
    THEME 1 : Multinational Companies (MNCs) and Global Value Chains  
   

Coordinators : Jacques Bélanger, Patrice Jalette

The analysis of the behaviour of multinational companies (MNCs) is critical for understanding the dynamics of labour regulation in a context of globalization. Theme 1 follows three complementary lines of analysis to develop this understanding. The first emphasizes how MNCs, far from evolving outside society, structure national business systems by adjusting, often in contrasting ways, to different institutional and societal contexts. The second focuses on the reconfiguration of production activities, as well as the manner in which global value chains exacerbate the problem of institutional territoriality as they cross national and international employment regimes. Finally, the third looks at the emerging processes of institutional hybridization through which old and new collective actors seek to regulate MNCs within and beyond national borders.


Subproject 1.1 : Employment Practices in MNCs

Subproject 1.1 involves a major study of employment practices in MNCs. Based on surveys conducted with managers of MNCs operating in Canada and in a dozen other countries, a group of researchers (who form an international network called INTREPID - Investigation of Transnationals' Employment Practices: an international database) are working together to shed light on the ways in which MNCs adapt, often in contrasting ways, to different institutional and societal contexts. In particular, the research aims to highlight the factors that might explain these contrasts, notably, the institutional effects of the country of origin and the ways in which subsidiaries use the local institutional context (and the resources it provides) in their interactions with the parent company. This also highlights the importance of examining the mechanisms for the diffusion of practices between sites and countries within MNCs, as well as within their customer and supplier networks.

Coresearchers : Jacques Bélanger, Patrice Jalette, Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray, Linda Rouleau, Tania Saba, Phil Almond, Graciela Bensusán, Jorge Carrillo, Paul K. Edwards, Tony Edwards, Anthony Ferner, Patrick Gunnigle, Paul Marginson, Valeria Pulignano, Olga Tregaskis / Collaborators : Carmen Alcala, Timothy Bartram, Brendon Boyle, John Burgess, David Collings, Oscar Contreras Montellano, Maria de los Ángeles Pozas, Vickie Dekocker, Marcelo Delfini, Enrique Dussel Peters, Analia Erbes, Redi Gomis Hernández, Paul Gooderham, María Silvana Gurrera, Noreen Heraty, Alfredo Hualde Alfaro, Bernardo Kosacoff, Ryan Lamare, Arturo Lara, Jonathan Lavelle, Evelyne Leonard, Anthony McDonnell, Bárbara Medwid, Dana Minbaeva, Michael Morley, Steen Erik Navrbjerg, Marta Novick, Karen Olsen, Héctor Palomino, Ismael Plascencia, Javier Quintanilla, Adrián Ramos, Veronica Robert, Sofia Rojo Brizuela, Clemente Ruiz Durán, Helen Russell, Gitika Sablock, Rocío Sánchez Mangas, Cecilia Senén González, Pauline Stanton, Christina Roe Steen, Lourdes Susaeta, Lucía Tumini, Marie Vandenbroeck, Peter Waring, Gabriel Yoguel.

Website - British team
Website - Irish team


Subproject 1.2 : Firm Restructuring & Global Value Chains

Using benchmark methodology developed by the European Monitoring Centre on Change, contribution 1.2.1 of subproject 1.2 aims to draw an overall picture of industrial restructuring in Canada. Focusing on the structural changes facing the Canadian manufacturing sector, this picture is drawn in apposition to other national contexts, in order that we may draw lessons from the changing place of Canada within global value chains. From a complementary point of view, contribution 1.2.2 of subproject 1.2 aims to critically examine the effectiveness of labour law interventions with regards to restructuring in Canada. By examining the outcomes of the law relating to the restructuring process, whether intentional or not, we will be able to see the extent to which, in a unionised environment, the legal rules coming from collective agreements are strong enough to compensate for the limitations of labour standards, particularly those concerning collective redundancies.

Contribution 1.2.1 : Restructuring and Global Value Chains in Perspective

Coresearchers : Patrice Jalette, Linda Rouleau, Philippe Barré, Graciela Bensusán, Étienne Cantin, Jorge Carrillo, Michel Coutu, Robert Hickey, John Holmes, Mélanie Laroche, Marie-Ange Moreau, David Peetz, Philippe Pochet, Valeria Pulignano, Tod Rutherford / Collaborators : Georgina Murray, Chris Schenk.

Contribution 1.2.2 : Industrial Restructuring in an Era of Globalization and Financial Crisis

Coresearchers : Michel Coutu, Renée-Claude Drouin, Laurence Léa Fontaine, Patrice Jalette, Annette Jobert, Tania Saba.


Subproject 1.3 : The Social Regulation of MNCs and Global Value Chains

The way in which MNCs and their global value chains transcend national employment regimes highlights the problem of institutional territoriality. What follows is a process of institutional restructuring and hybridization through which old and new collective actors (as well as other stakeholders) seek to regulate MNCs. As part of these contested processes, actors mobilize national and supranational sources of labour regulation through various social regulation mechanisms (fundamental rights under the UN and ILO, codes of conduct, new ISO and SA8000 standards, global compacts, international framework agreements and ethical consumption etc.). Subproject 1.3 looks at how these different forms of social regulation interact with each other, and evaluates their relative effectiveness in enhancing worker protection.

Coresearchers : Adelle Blackett, Reynald Bourque, Renée-Claude Drouin, Marc-Antonin Hennebert, Gregor Murray, Gilles Trudeau, Graciela Bensusán, Lance Compa, Jeanne Dancette, Isabelle Daugareilh, Mélanie-Dufour Poirier, Martin Dumas, Isabelle Duplessis, Lyse Langlois, Christian Lévesque, Valeria Pulignano, Claude Rioux (Associate researcher), Ian Robinson, Dominic Roux, Pierre Verge, Don Wells / Collaborateur : Nikolaus Hammer.


Subproject 1.4 : The Hollowing Out of Corporate Canada?

The Canadian political economy is characterised by the fact that it comprises a high number of subsidiaries of US companies. For some, the signing of the NAFTA, increased capital mobility and the impact of new technologies on the redeployment of MNC operations, threaten the autonomy of the latter. Subproject 1.4 is designed to see to what extent American firms are ‘hollowing out’ their main centres of decision-making in Canada. Whilst some more critical voices argue that the residual activities of these firms are at odds with the local institutional context, potentially depriving Canadian facilities of new mandates, others, more optimistically, see the promise of greater mobility in terms of the global division of labour. Subproject 4 aims to examine these two arguments in light of recent Canadian experience.

Coresearchers : Harry Arthurs, Jacques Bélanger, Patrice Jalette, Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray, Gilles Trudeau.


 
    Subproject 1.5 : Globalized Actors Initiative – MNC Managers, IF Managers

The most recent studies on multinational corporations (MNCs) challenge the myth of the omniscient and strategically coherent organization. MNCs are contested spaces in which actors play at different levels and take part in power relations, in a more or less structured fashion. Only by conducting research directly with global managers are we able to identify the resources and specific skills that enable actors to benefit in the most advantageous way from these global games. Similar arguments can be developed for other types of actors (labour inspectors, public administrators, immigration officials, judges and commissioners, union leaders etc.), each of whom is trying to deal with multiple sources and levels of regulation. This observation has led us to define a subset of innovative themes related to each other (1.5, 2.6, 3.6, 4.5 & 5.5). We have named them ‘global actors initiatives’.

Coresearchers : Tony Edwards, Phil Almond, Paul K. Edwards, Gregor Murray, Linda Rouleau / Collaborateur : David Collings.
 
   


     
    RESEARCH ACTIVITIES      
           
    1. Events


     
    International Conferences


(2011) Multinational Companies, Global Value Chains and Social Regulation


International Seminars


(2010) Employment Relations in Multinational Corporations
(2010) Multinationals and Employment (Outreach Activity)
(2009) Ethics and the Social Regulation of the Firm
(2009) Crisis in the Manufacturing Sector (Outreach Activity)
(2008) Human Resource Practices in MNCs (Outreach Activity)


Regular Seminars


(2010) Power, Institutions and the Cross-National Transfer of Practices within MNCs
(2010) Les EMNs et la représentation au travail: les cas du Mexique et de l'Argentine
(2010) L'entreprise en restructuration
(2010) La méthode biographique à l'étude des gestionnaires
(2010) Organiser la résistance contre un plan social en France
(2010) Le transfert des pratiques de gestion de la diversité au sein des filiales
(2009) Is Ireland the 51st State for U.S. Multinationals?
(2009) L'entreprise comme vecteur du progrès social : la fin ou le début d'une époque ?
(2008) Valeur juridique des textes éthiques des multinationales
(2008) Employee Voice in Multinational Companies: do Country of Origin Effects Matter?
(2008) Vers une nouvelle façon d'aborder les restructurations à l'échelle européenne
(2008) The Nature of International Integration and HR Policies in MNCs


    2. Multimedia Content


International Conferences



(2010) Employee Representation in the New World of Work

Atelier : Employee Representation in Multinational Firms
Conférence : Développement, consommation et emploi "durables"
Conférence : Représentation collective des travailleurs : vecteur de développement durable
Conférence : 'Keep Your Head High': Adaptions and Struggles of Australian Women Miners
Conférence : Droit des rapports collectifs et restructuration d'entreprise
Conférence : Analysis of the Trade-Union Coordination to Restructuring in Europe


International Seminars


(2009) Ethics and the Social Regulation of the Firm


Regular Seminars


(2010) Organiser la résistance contre un plan sociale en France
(2009) L'entreprise comme vecteur du progrès social : la fin ou le début d'une époque ?
(2008) Employee Voice in Multinational Companies: do Country of Origin Effects Matter?
(2008) Vers une nouvelle façon d'aborder les restructurations à l'échelle européenne
(2008) The Nature of International Integration and HR Policies in MNCs


    3. Graduate Students


Post-doctoral Researchers (Completed > click for further details)


 
    (2009-2010)  Annette Hayden (Université de Montréal)
(2008-2009)  Marc-Antonin Hennebert Faulkner (King's College London)


 
    PhD Students (Completed > click for further details)


 
    (2012)  Philippe Bergeron (Université de Montréal)
(2010)  Jonathan Lavelle (University of Limerick)
(2010)  Anthony McDonnell (University of Limerick)
(2009)  Céline Être (Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse)


 
    PhD Students (Current > click for further details)


 
   
{Nom_de_l_étudiant} ({Institution}) (Subproject / Contribution : {Projet})


 
    4. Selective Bibliography


 
    Edited Volumes, Monographies and Special Issues of Journals


(2008) Enjeux et défis des restructurations d'entreprise (Management international)
(2008) Restructuring in the New EU Member States (Peter Lang)
(2009) Building Anticipation of Restructuring in Europe (Peter Lang)
(2010) L'entreprise en restructuration. Dynamiques ... (Presses Universitaires de Rennes)
(2011) The Regulation of Work and Employment in Global Firms (à paraître - Col. Routledge)
(2012) Perspectives multidimensionnelles sur les restructurations (à paraître, Col. - PUL)


    Articles of Scientific Journals


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Book Chapters


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    THEME 2 : New Frontiers for Citizenship at Work      
   

Coordinators : Stéphanie Bernstein, Jean Charest, Judy Fudge, Guylaine Vallée

Theme 2 is concerned with citizenship at work and the way it functions conceptually and normatively as a means of inclusion and exclusion from the rights and privileges related to work. In Canada, employment and citizenship have been the two key platforms for socializing risks related to the life course. Historically, the law and labour policies have given a narrow meaning to them, excluding de facto precarious workers, social reproductive labour and those who do not enjoy the status of citizens. The goal of Theme 2 and its associated subprojects is to take a critical look at the law and public policy related to work and employment, and to develop various alternatives that allow for a more equitable sharing of the social risks associated with work, whilst at the same time responding more adequately to the normative concerns of men and women.


Subproject 2.1 : Vulnerable Work

Subproject 2.1 looks at the interactions between changes in firm organization and social location (gender, citizenship status, race and ethnicity) and the way in which they weaken certain segments of the workforce. Whether through the analysis of cases heard by the Quebec Labour Standards Commission, interviews with women involved in self-employment or working in small businesses in Canada, or low-paid workers caught up in the whirlwind of legislative reforms in Australia (reforms that have a direct impact on worker speech inside the firm), the various projects associated with subproject 2.1 (2.1.1 to 2.1.5) push the analysis beyond the legal doctrine, focusing on the links between the changing shape of the firm and worker vulnerabilitye.

Contribution 2.1.1 : Changing Structure of Firms and Production of Vulnerable Worker

Coresearchers : Guylaine Vallée, Stéphanie Bernstein, Urwana Coiquaud, Laurence Léa Fontaine, Lucie Morissette / Collaborator : Esther Paquet.

Contribution 2.1.2 : The Requirement to be Available for Work: A New Source of
Flexibility…or of Insecurity?

Coresearchers : Guylaine Vallée, Stéphanie Bernstein, Urwana Coiquaud, Laurence Léa Fontaine, Émilie Genin, Lucie Morissette / Collaborator : Nancy Martel.

Contribution 2.1.3 : Assessing the Long-Term Outcomes for Women in Self-Employment
and Small Business in Canada 1997-2007

Coresearcher : Karen Hughes.

Contribution 2.1.4 : Workplace Citizenship and Vulnerable Workers

Coresearcher : Barbara Pocock.

Contribution 2.1.5 : Temporary Work, Agencies, and Unfree Labour: Insecurity in the New
World of Work

Coresearchers : Judy Fudge, Kendra Strauss (Associate researcher), Stéphanie Bernstein, Laurence Léa Fontaine, Guylaine Vallée


Subproject 2.2 : Migrant and Immigrant Work: Conditional Citizenship?

Subproject 2.2 delves into the legal interpretation of citizenship (and the forms and statuses of immigration) to examine the extent to which prevailing conceptions of citizenship ignore how labour is supplied and utilised internationally. Concentrating first on the status of migrant workers in Canada (2.2.1), the focus is then turned on the integration of immigrant workers in rural labour markets (2.2.2), undocumented workers in Canada and abroad (2.2.3) and the Canadian seasonable agricultural workers program (2.2.4). In all cases, the aim is to elucidate the conditions that confer a second-class citizen status to certain categories of worker (im)migrants. This investigation into conditional citizenship allows us to explore the frontiers and the limits of traditional conceptions of social citizenship.

Contribution 2.2.1 : The Status of Migrant Workers in Canada

Coresearchers : Stéphanie Bernstein, Judy Fudge, Adelle Blackett, France Houle, Guylaine Vallée / Collaborators : Dominique Caouette, Coleen Sheppard.

Contribution 2.2.2 : The Integration of Immigrant Workers into Rural Labour Markets

Coresearcher : Charlotte Yates / Collaborators : Belinda Leach, Kerry Preibisch.

Contribution 2.2.3 : Comparative Perspectives

Coresearchers : Isabelle Daugareilh, Guylaine Vallée, France Houle, Stéphanie Bernstein, Maria Lorena Cook / Collaborator : Dominique Caouette.

Contribution 2.2.4 : Segmented Citizenship and Hybrid ('Soft'/ 'Hard') Governance of
Labour: Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme

Coresearchers : Judy Fudge, Don Wells, Stéphanie Bernstein, Adelle Blackett.


Subproject 2.3 : Professional Trajectories and Social Risk Over the Life Cycle

Subproject 2.3 explores the links between professional trajectories and social risk. Utilising the life cycle as the unit of analysis, it will examine: a) how public policies need to be revised to address changes in the relationship between work, unemployment, periods of care-giving and retirement and b) how working time is organised on a daily, weekly and life-cycle basis both to support workers’ social and professional needs and the efficiency of the labour market. The tension between these two objectives means that we must pay particular attention to the strategies of social actors and the mediating role of representation structures in minimizing risk through the life cycle at work.

Coresearchers : Peter Berg, Gerhard Bosch, Jean Charest, Harry Arthurs, Émilie Genin, Barbara Pocock, Claude Rioux (Associate researcher), Jill Rubery, Kendra Strauss (Associate researcher), Gilles Trudeau.


Subproject 2.4 : Gendering Global Citizenship Across Borders

Subproject 2.4 is concerned with the distribution of rewards and risks in relation to social reproduction, gender and national borders. The aim is to theorize the ways in which paid work and full citizenship over the life course relies on the ability to take care of others. The goal here is to gender global citizenship, analytically and normatively. Three complementary perspectives are taken: the investigation of care chains – both within and between – Canada, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines (2.4.1); giving substance to the concept of decent work by applying it to the situation faced by domestic workers (2.4.2); analyzing the impact of a change in immigration status on work and, to investigate the life course of women who entered Canada under the Live-in Care Giver Program and who subsequently gained formal access to the broader labour market (2.4.3).

Contribution 2.4.1 : Global Care Chains

Coresearchers : Judy Fudge, Barbara Pocock / Collaborator : Fiona Williams.

Contribution 2.4.2 : Legal Pluralism and the Citizenship at work of Domestic Workers

Coresearchers : Adelle Blackett, Stéphanie Bernstein.

Contribution 2.4.3 : What Happens When Citizenship Status Changes?

Coresearcher : Karen Hughes / Collaborators :
Jill Hanley, Jaqueline Oxman-Martinez, Denise L. Spitzer.


Subproject 2.5 : Beyond the Standard Employment Relationship

The first four subprojects lead naturally to the fifth, which is designed to develop a normative, regulatory and institutional framework to meet the challenge of institutionalising a new standard employment relationship that takes into account the transformations in the organizational structure of firms, the mobility of workers – within and beyond national borders -, professional trajectories and gender issues. More specifically, it will examine whether the concept of ‘capabilities’ is able to provide a sufficient normative grounding for robust new social rights, which would seek to minimize the risks associated with entry into and exit from the labour market and to enable the most vulnerable segments of the workforce to achieve full social citizenship at work and outside of work.

Coresearchers : Judy Fudge, Stéphanie Bernstein, Adelle Blackett, Michel Coutu, Kendra Strauss (Associate researcher), Guylaine Vallée.


Subproject 2.6 : Globalized Actors Initiative - State administrators, labour inspectors
and immigration officers


Coresearchers : to be specified

For details, see Theme 1, Subproject 1.5.
 
   


     
    SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES      
           
    1. Events


     
    International Conferences


(2010) Employee Representation in the New World of Work


International Seminars


(2010) Blurring Legal Boundaries: Commercialization and Informationalization of Work
(2010) Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Outreach Activity)


 
    2. Multimedia Content


International Conferences



(2010) Employee Representation in the New World of Work

Atelier : What Voices and Pathways for the Wagner Act Outcasts? I

Atelier : What Voices and Pathways for the Wagner Act Outcasts? II
Atelier : What Voices and Pathways for the Wagner Act Outcasts? III
Conférence : Industrial Democracy in a Post-Wagnerian Era


International Seminars


(2010) Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Outreach Activity)


 
    3. Graduate Students


Post-doctoral Researchers (Completed> Click for further details)


 
    (2008-2009)  Kendra Strauss (University of Victoria)


     
    PhD Students (Completed> Click for further details)


 
    (2011)  Catherine Earl (University of South Australia)
(2011)  Sabrina Ruta (Université de Montréal)
(2011)  Sarah Wall (University of Alberta)
(2009)  Austina Reed (McMaster University)


 
    PhD Students (Current > Click for further details)


 
   
{Nom_de_l_étudiant} ({Institution}) (Subproject / Contribution : {Projet})


 
    4. Selective Bibliography


 
    Edited Volumes, Monographies and Special Issues of Journals


(2010) Travail et citoyenneté. Quel avenir ? (Collection - PUL)
(2010) Vocational Training. International Perspectives (Collection - Routledge)
(2011) Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers (Revue Femmes et droit)
(2012) Professional Immigrant Women (à paraître - Revue Femmes et droit)
(2013) Temporary Work, Agencies, and Unfree Labour (à paraître - Collection - Routledge)


    Articles of Scientific Journals


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Book Chapters


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    THEME 3 : The Restructuring of the State and of its Modes of Regulation  
   

Coordinators : Christian Brunelle, Michel Coutu, Lucie Morissette, Gilles Trudeau

The current restructuring of the state constitutes a paradigmatic shift both in terms of how states organize services for their citizens (new public management and a focus on being customer-oriented), and the way in which they regulate collective and individual terms of employment for all workers (in a dual movement of ‘proceduralization’ – characterised by the decentralization of normative production towards non-state actors, and ‘contractualization’ – marked by the retreat of the state from universalistic employment regimes in favour of a model of work regulation where public policies give way to private agreements). The oscillations between public and private norms, universal and particularized, legislated and produced by actors, and national and international are all part of state restructuring and modes of regulation which are the focus of theme 3 and its related topics.


Subproject 3.1 : State Restructuring and New Models of Public Service Delivery

Subproject 3.1 examines changing delivery strategies in state services, with a focus on interregional and international comparisons. These include a parallel critique of Canadian, British and Australian public sector restructuring; an analysis of new methods of service delivery (privatization and subcontracting) in the U.S. and Canadian municipal sectors and a study of developmental services in Quebec and Ontario, where new non-state actors, such as disability rights groups, play a key role; and an examination of the collective bargaining process in the higher education sector in the U.S. and Canada. The main hypothesis is that, although initiated by governments, the restructuring process remains permeable to the strategies of collective actors and susceptible to the influence of their actions.

Coresearchers : Jean-Noël Grenier, Peter Fairbrother, Patrice Jalette, Robert Hickey, Ian Robinson / Collaborators : David Dobbie, Robert Hebdon


Subproject 3.2 : The Constitutionalization of Labour Law

Fundamental human rights, as related to labour, are gaining in prominence and reshaping national legal regimes for employment. By examining the tensions between individual values and rights, traditions of labour solidarity and collective action and new legislation, such as the duty to accommodate, subproject 3.2 explores how constitutionalization is reshaping labour law. In particular, the legal recognition of fundamental rights through their embeddedness in the constitution reduces the margin of autonomy of the parties involved in collective bargaining, whilst requiring grievance arbitrators to adhere to these fundamental values. This subproject thus examines both traditional forms of labour law research (doctrine and jurisprudence) and an empirical approach based on case studies in Canada and abroad.

Coresearchers : Christian Brunelle, Harry Arthurs, Michel Coutu, Laurence Léa Fontaine, Judy Fudge, Anne-Marie Laflamme, Brian Langille, Martine Le Friant, Ron McCallum, Dominic Roux, Gilles Trudeau, Guylaine Vallée


Subproject 3.3 : Workplace Justice

Subproject 3.3 is concerned with workplace justice. It examines how ‘constitutionalization’ and ‘proceduralization’ are affecting workplace rules and the capacity to achieve dignity, decency and fairness at work. Focusing on the Quebec experience, one contribution looks at actor conduct with regard to basic human rights and the empirical effectiveness of the legal actions that stem from them. The second considers ‘contractualization’ of remedies in the case of minimum labour standards, where actors, and their private agreements without substantive scrutiny, play an increasingly important role in the implementation and the control of public norms. It asks whether these procedures assure workplace justice or instead, if they frustrate its practical achievement.

Coresearchers : Anne-Marie Laflamme, Dominic Roux, Christian Brunelle, Renée-Claude Drouin, Lyse Langlois, Gilles Trudeau, Guylaine Vallée.


Subproject 3.4 : The Interface Between National and International Labour Law

Subproject 3.4 explores how the multiple interactions between the national and international regulation of work are reshaping national legal regimes. To cite one salient example, a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision reversed existing jurisprudence on the basis of developing international norms and obligations (Health Services and Support – Facilities Subsector Bargaining Assn. v. British Columbia, 2007 SCC 27). This subproject involves both the analysis of the evolution of the nature of labour law rules at the international level, be they of public origin (mainly the ILO) or of a private nature (for example, codes of conduct and international framework agreements), and the analysis of the impact of international public law on Canadian law and collective actor strategies.

Coresearchers : Dominic Roux, Pierre Verge, Graciela Bensusán, Adelle Blackett, Maria Lorena Cook, Lance Compa, Isabelle Daugareilh, Renée-Claude Drouin, Martin Dumas, Isabelle Duplessis, France Houle, Brian Langille, Marie-Ange Moreau, Gregor Murray, Gilles Trudeau.


Subproject 3.5 : Rethinking Labour Law and State Regulation

Subproject 3.5 examines the changing nature of public policy, state regulation and labour law. It cuts across several disciplines, from sociology to the theory of law, through normative analysis. In a complementary way, two contributions will seek to understand how public policies are now constructed through the mobilization of social actors (contribution 3.5.3), at a time when state norm-making is being increasingly devolved to these social actors (contribution 3.5.4). The following three projects challenge the dominant labour law paradigms, by examining the theory of legal pluralism as it applies to Canada (contribution 3.5.1) and overseas (contribution 3.5.2), and by revisiting the notion of labour law (contribution 3.5.5). A final contribution (contribution 3.5.6) is the bridge between themes 2 and 3, providing a critical review of the ‘citizenship at work’ concept as used in law.

Contribution 3.5.1 : A New Legal Pluralism?

Coresearchers : Michel Coutu, Harry Arthurs, Renée-Claude Drouin, Isabelle Duplessis, France Houle, Dominic Roux / Collaborateur : Guy Rocher.

Contribution 3.5.2 : Comparing Labour Law Paradigms

Coresearchers : Michel Coutu, Harry Arthurs, Graciela Bensusán, Adelle Blackett, Renée-Claude Drouin, Judy Fudge, Martine Le Friant, Ron McCallum, Marie-Ange Moreau, Gregor Murray, Guylaine Vallée, Pierre Verge / Collaborators : Claude Didry, Ruth Dukes, Romain Melot, Luca Nogler, Katherine V. Stone, Ulrich Mückenberger.

Contribution 3.5.3 : How Social Actors Construct State Policies

Coresearchers : Mélanie Laroche, Lucie Morissette, Philippe Barré, Jean Charest, Robert Hickey.

Contribution 3.5.4 : Actors, Social Norms and Regulatory Negotiation

Coresearchers : Reynald Bourque, Christian Thuderoz, Michel Coutu, Patrice Jalette, Mélanie Laroche, Claude Rioux (Associate researcher), Gilles Trudeau, Guylaine Vallée.

Contribution 3.5.5 : Labour Law's Past, and its Future

Coresearchers : Brian Langille, Harry Arthurs, Adelle Blackett, Judy Fudge / Collaborateur : Guy Davidov.

Contribution 3.5.6 : Citizenship at Work

Coresearchers : Michel Coutu, Judy Fudge, Gregor Murray, Arnulfo Arteaga Garcia, Harry Arthurs, Graciela Bensusán, Stéphanie Bernstein, Christian Brunelle, Ron McCallum, Christian Thuderoz..


Subproject 3.6 : Globalized Actors Initiative - Court Judges/ Administrative justice

Coresearchers : Renée-Claude Drouin, Marie-Ange Moreau, Gilles Trudeau, Harry Arthurs, Graciela Bensusán, Isabelle Daugareilh, Judy Fudge, Ron McCallum / Collaborateur : Ulrich Mückenberger.

For details, see Theme 1, Subproject 1.5.
 
   


     
    SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES      
           
    1. Events


     
    International Conferences


(2010) Employee Representation in the New World of Work


International Seminars



(2011) The Future of Labour Law
(2011) Freedom of Association in Private Transnational Law
(2011) Is There a Crisis of Labour Law?
(2011) The Role of the Judges in Global Social Regulation
(2010) The Idea of Labour Law
(2009) Justica and Globalization in Labour Law II
(2009) Symposium Franco-Québécois en Droit Santé Travail (Outreach Activity)
(2008) Justice and Globalization in Labour Law I


Regular Seminars


(2012) Regulating Employment: Between Universality and Selectivity
(2012) Le droit du travail français à l’épreuve des nouvelles TICs
(2011) La notion de 'politiques publiques' vue par la sociologie du droit
(2011) Humanizing the Other 70%: All Workers are Entitled to a Collective Voice
(2011) L'OIT...pourquoi faire ?
(2010) Chairing the United Nations Treaty Body on Disability
(2010) Blindness in the History and in the Law
(2010) Setting the Record Straight About International Labour Standard Setting
(2009) Labour Law and Economic Crisis - A European Perspective
(2009) The Making of Labour Law in Europe: A Comparative Study
(2009) Constitutionalizing Labour Rights: Paradox, Peril and Promise
(2009) Le droit social : quel avenir ?
(2009) Les réseaux transnationaux d'élaboration des normes
(2008) Pluralisme juridique et droit du travail


 
    2. Multimedia Content


International Conferences



(2010) Employee Representation in the New World of Work

Plénière : Contemporary Challenges to Representation at Work
Table ronde : The Economic Crisis in the Public Services and Sector I
Atelier : The Economic Crisis in the Public Services and Sector II
Atelier : The Economic Crisis in the Public Services and Sector III
Atelier : The Economic Crisis in the Public Services and Sector IV
Atelier : The Economic Crisis in the Public Services and Sector V
Atelier : The Economic Crisis in the Public Services and Sector VI
Conférence : H.D. Woods Memorial Lecture
Conférence : Les relations de travail dans la Ligue Nationale de Hockey
Conférence : Decentred Labour Law and the Future of Workplace Law
Conférence : B.C. Health Services : entre protection et renforcement ?


Regular Seminars


(2011) La notion de 'politiques publiques' vue par la sociologie du droit
(2011) The ILO. ...Whys and Wherefores
(2010) Chairing the United Nations Treaty Body on Disability
(2009) Labour Law and Economic Crisis - A European Perspective
(2009) Constitutionalizing Labour Rights: Paradox, Peril and Promise
(2008) Pluralisme juridique et droit du travail


 
    3. Graduate Students


Post-doctoral Researchers (Completed> Click for further details)


 
    (2009-2010)  Martin Gallié (McGill University)


     
    PhD Students (Completed> Click for further details)


 
    (2012)  Mélanie Samson (Université Laval)
(2011)  Francisco F. Villanueva (Université de Montréal)
(2010)  Louis-Philippe Lampron (Université Laval)
(2010)  Julie Paquin (McGill University)


 
    PhD Students (Current > Click for further details)


 
   
{Nom_de_l_étudiant} ({Institution}) (Subproject / Contribution : {Projet})

 
    4. Selective Bibliography


     
    Edited Volumes, Monographies and Special Issues of Journals


(2008) Rapports hiérarchiques ou anarchiques des règles de droit ... (Wilson & Lafleur)
(2009) Rapports individuels et collectifs du travail (Lexis Nexis Canada)
(2009) Droit des rapports collectifs de travail (Éditions Yvon Blais)
(2010) Justice et mondialisation en droit du travail (Éditions Dalloz)
(2010) Droit international du travail - Perspectives canadiennes (Éditions Yvon Blais)
(2011) Les politiques du travail à l'ère de la mondialisation (à paraître, Collection - PUL)

(2011) Le pluralisme juridique. Autour de Jean-Guy Belley (à paraître - RCDS)
(2011) Employee Representation in the New World of Work (RI/ IR)
(2011) Droit fédéral du travail (Éditions Yvon Blais)
(2011) The Idea of Labour Law (Oxford University Press)


 
    Articles of Scientific Journals


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Book Chapters


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    THEME 4 : Rethinking Collective Representation      
   

Coordinators
: Larry Haiven, Gregor Murray, Charlotte Yates

The evolution of the types of jobs people do and the industries in which they take place, as well as the values and socio-demographic characteristics of workers who occupy them, are eroding union representativeness. Thus, the synergenic and contradictory effects of changes to work organization, the proliferation of new forms of employment and the internationalization of production and services are changing the organizational topography for union action. Theme 4 is concerned with the way in which collective actors, and primarily the unions, are responding to these changes. In particular, it focuses on the capacity of collective actors to contend with new identities and to transform themselves. It also looks at the emergence of new organizational forms (including entirely new types of actors) and on the repertoire of resources and aptitudes that need to be developed.


Subproject 4.1 : Assessing Union Renewal in a Comparative Perspective

Drawing on the substantial body of normative research on union renewal, subproject 4.1 involves a comparative and meta evaluation of union actors. Preferring to bring together key concepts at the foundation of union action  (e.g. power, legitimacy, democracy, etc) than looking at the national case, subproject 4.1 revisits several debates characterised by contemporary thinking on the revitalization of union actors. Often prescriptive, they question the way forward: should there be a focus on structural changes or incremental adjustments, leadership and strategies formulated at the top or a focus on democracy at the bottom, internal resources or external alliances, and visions to transform society through social movement unionism as opposed to workplace partnerships for competitiveness? In going beyond these Manichean positions, subproject 4.1 aims to build an analytical consensus that allows new avenues of research to open up.

Coresearchers : Christian Dufour, Gregor Murray, David Peetz, Charlotte Yates, Peter Fairbrother, Mona-Josée Gagnon, Larry Haiven, Adelheid Hege, Robert Hickey, Christian Lévesque, Barbara Pocock, Ian Robinson, Kim Voss / Collaborators : Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick, Andrew J. Herod, Richard Hyman, Amanda Tattersall.


Subproject 4.2 : Diversity and Solidarity: Unions and Collective Identities

Subproject 4.2 concerns union attempts to give a voice to new or previously excluded collective identities. Based on a comparison of national cases (Canada, United States, UK, Australia, South Africa and France), the projects associated with subproject 4.2 explore the propensity of union membership for various identity groups and notably a) the reasons that contribute (or otherwise) to their engagement (contribution 4.2.1); b) the competing explanations of these trends and their variation from one national case to another (contribution 4.2.2); and c) the influence of these membership segments on union practices, their internal structures, their approach to political engagement and their involvement in society (contribution 4.2.3). In short, does diversity bring internal pressures for change, and if so, how?

Contribution 4.2.1 : Women & Trade Unions in Comparative Perspective

Coresearchers : Charlotte Yates, Christian Dufour, Adelheid Hege, Barbara Pocock / Collaborators : Marlea Clarke, Amanda Tattersall.

Contribution 4.2.2 : Redefining Solidarity: Organizing Aboriginal, Young, Migrant, Ethnic
Minority Workers

Coresearchers : Charlotte Yates,Stéphanie Bernstein, Urwana Coiquaud, Christian Dufour, Jean-Noël Grenier, Adelheid Hege, Robert Hickey, Mélanie Laroche, Catherine Le Capitaine, Stéphane LeQueux, Ian Robinson, Don Wells / Collaborator : Suzanne Mills.


Subproject 4.3 : New Actors, Organizational Forms and Alliances

Subproject 4.3 examines the emergence of new collective actors and organizational forms. Drawing on empirical studies of changing forms of employment (e.g. freelance artists, taxi drivers, truckers, financial services), it explores the development of new forms of representation based on networking (contribution 4.3.1). Some compete with unions whilst others are concomitant with them. A second series of projects examine the emergence of new organizational forms – such as groups of employees, lobbyists and citizens, and ‘Workers Centres’ – that take care of those excluded from collective representation regimes (contribution 4.3.2). A final contribution (contribution 4.3.3) focuses attention on international union alliances. At the heart of the analysis is the horizontal cross-border networks created in response to the repositioning and restructuring of MNCs and their value chains.

Contribution 4.3.1 : Networked Representation

Coresearchers : Larry Haiven, Urwana Coiquaud, Laurence Léa Fontaine, Charles Heckscher, Robert Hickey, Catherine Le Capitaine, Marie-Josée Legault / Collaborators : Judy Haiven, Johanna Weststar.

Contribution 4.3.2 : Cross-border Networks

Coresearchers : Peter Fairbrother, Marc-Antonin Hennebert, Christian Lévesque, Brice Adanhounme (Associate researcher), Reynald Bourque, Christian Dufour, Mélanie Dufour-Poirier, Adelheid Hege, Robert Hickey, Gregor Murray, Valeria Pulignano / Collaborators : Mark Anner, Michèle Descolonges, Michael Fichter, Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick, Nikolaus Hammer, Richard Hyman.

Contribution 4.3.3 : New Actors, New Alliances

Coresearchers : Stéphanie Bernstein, Étienne Cantin, Urwana Coiquaud, Martin Dumas, Mona-Josée Gagnon, Stéphane LeQueux, Lucie Morissette, Ian Robinson, Don Wells, Charlotte Yates.


Subproject 4.4 : Leadership and Capabilities for Building Power

Subproject 4.4 explores sources for the reinforcement of union power in the context of globalization. Contribution 4.4.1 is a comparative study of innovation and capacity-building, with special attention to capabilities at the local level. Contribution 4.4.2 focuses on the transfer of best practices within unions. By analysing the diffusion patterns and the effectiveness of strategies for union renewal adopted in different national contexts, the project aims to distinguish between what is strategic learning and what is simply ‘being seen to be doing something’ in the face of uncertainty. Drawing on notions of agenda, discursive resources, fortifying myths and democratizing union projects, contribution 4.4.3 looks at the importance of narratives in mediating a diversity of interests in response to change. Finalle, contribution 4.4.4 focuses on national union federations and on the way they coordinate their actions at the transnational level.

Contribution 4.4.1 : Innovation and Capacity-Building

Coresearchers : Christian Dufour, Adelheid Hege, Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray, Peter Fairbrother, Jean-Noël Grenier, Catherine Le Capitaine, David Peetz, Barbara Pocock.

Contribution 4.4.2 : Learning and Knowledge Transfer

Coresearchers : Peter Fairbrother, Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray, David Peetz, Charlotte Yates.

Contribution 4.4.3 : New Narratives: Agenda, Projects and Critical Contention

Coresearchers : Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray, David Peetz, Kim Voss, Peter Fairbrother, Ian Robinson, Charlotte Yates / Collaborators : Pradeep Kumar, Chris Schenk

Contribution 4.4.4 : Union Federations in Comparative Perspective

Coresearchers : Peter Fairbrother, Robert Hickey, Gregor Murray, David Peetz, Ian Robinson / Collaborators : Pradeep Kumar, Marco Hauptmeier, Edmund Heery.


Subproject 4.5 : Globalized Actors Initiative - Global Unions/ Federations

Coresearchers : to be specified

For details, see Theme 1, Subproject 1.5.
 
   


     
    SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES      
           
    1. Events


     
    International Conferences


(2010) Employee Representation in the New World of Work
(2010) Union Action Without Borders (Outreach Activity)


International Seminars


(2011) Les pratiques des délégués
(2010) Challenges for Work and Workers in the Knowledge Economy
(2010) Transnational Trade Unionism: New Capabilities and Prospects
(2009) The Future of Collective Representation: Concepts for Union Renewal


Regular Seminars


(2011) Jumping Scale, Crossing Space
(2011) Unions and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies
(2011) Organizing Independent Contractors: The Impact of Competition Law
(2011) La place de la négociation collective dans six pays européens
(2010) Le syndicalisme européen : quelles crises ?
(2009) Struggles on the Frontier of Control over Professional Identity
(2009) Explaining the Postwar Divergence of U.S. and Canadian Labour Unions
(2008) Does China Have a Labour Movement? Prospects for IR Reform in China
(2008) Les enjeux syndicaux européens : local, national, régional ou global ?


 
    2. Multimedia Content


International Conferences



(2010) Employee Representation in the New World of Work

Plénière : Contemporary Challenges to Representation at Work
Table ronde : The Future of Employee Representation at Walmart

Atelier : The Dynamics of International Unionism in Multinational Firms
Atelier : The North-South Dynamic in International Union Activity
Atelier : Trade Unions as Organization and Socio-Political Actor
Atelier : Trade Unionism as an Organization

Atelier : Cultural Labour and its Collective Interest Representation
Atelier : Union Representation on an International Scale
Atelier : Labour Unions, Marginalized Citizens and Neoliberal Reforms
Atelier : Cross-National Perspectives on Workplace Delegates
Conférence : Le représentativité syndicale : analyse comparée France-Québec
Conférence : The Roller Coaster of Reform Politics : Implications for Union Organizing
Conférence : Syndicats et travailleurs exclus : acteurs de transformation
Conférence : Représentation dans la santé et les services sociaux au Québec
Conférence : Réponses syndicales stratégiques à l'intégration européenne


International Seminars



(2010) Transnational Trade Unionism: New Capabilities and Prospects


Regular Seminars


(2011) Jumping Scale, Crossing Space
(2011) Unions and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies
(2011) La place de la négociation collective dans six pays européens
(2010) Le syndicalisme européen : quelles crises ?
(2009) Struggles on the Frontier of Control over Professional Identity
(2008) Does China Have a Labour Movement? Prospects for IR Reform in China
(2008) Les enjeux syndicaux européens : local, national, régional ou global ?


 
    3. Graduate Students


Post-doctoral Researchers (Completed> Click for further details)


 
    (2009) Urvashi Soni-Sinha (McMaster University)
(2008-2009) Marc-Antonin Hennebert Faulkner (King's College London)


 
    Post-doctoral Researchers (Current > Click for further details)


 
    (2012) Shelagh Campbell (TELUQ)


 
    PhD Students (Completed> Click for further details)


 
    (2011)  Shelagh Campbell (Saint-Mary's University)
(2011)  Mélanie Dufour-Poirier (HEC Montréal)
(2010)  Armel Brice Adanhounme (HEC Montréal)
(2009)  Michael Alexander (Griffith University)
(2009)  Catherine Le Capitaine (Université Laval)
(2008)  Marc-Antonin Hennebert Faulkner (Université de Montréal)


 
    PhD Students (Current > Click for further details)


 
   
{Nom_de_l_étudiant} ({Institution}) (Subproject / Contribution : {Projet})

 
    4. Selective Bibliography

     
    Edited Volumes, Monographies and Special Issues of Journals


(2010)
Repenser la représentation collective (Revue de l'IRES)
(2010) Rethinking Collective Representation (Transfer)
(2010) Les alliances syndicales internationales, des contre-pouvoirs au ... (L'Harmattan)
(2011) Les délégués et le renouveau syndical (Revue de l'IRES)


    Articles of Scientific Journals


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Book Chapters


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    THEME 5 : The Social Dynamics of Comparative Institutional Advantage  
   

Coordinators : Adelle Blackett, Ann Frost, Christian Lévesque

There is increasing consensus that institutions (formal and informal) play a key mediating role in relative social and economic performance. Moreover, comparative institutional advantage appears to accrue to societies that are better able to engage actors in institutional dialogue about change. It is important therefore to study institutions, focusing on different levels of analysis and to pay particular attention to the relationship between action and structures. Theme 5 seeks to understand how institutions provide resources for actors, facilitate or hinder endogenous change and also how actors are shaping and transforming institutions. It also explores the mix between market and other social institutions that increase competitive advantage, and transnational modes of coordination likely to reduce asymmetries between global regions.


Subproject 5.1 : Collaborative and Contested Innovation: New Organizational
Configurations and Social Dynamics at Work


Subproject 5.1 focuses on the social dynamics of the contemporary workplace. Social science is lagging behind in its assessment of the consequences of work in post-bureaucratic organizations, and the way in which these interact with social institutions. The terrain of social compromises is being radically revised, often beyond traditional organizational boundaries, as social control takes more subtle forms and the mechanics of commitment are based more on trust and subjective engagement, whilst disengagement and alienation remain rampant. According to our working hypothesis, even in contexts subject to strong constraints, actors conserve some degree of autonomy, and innovation is socially constructed and contested, most often in a unique hybrid of cooperation and conflict.

Coresearchers :
Jacques Bélanger, Paul K. Edwards, Ann Frost, Danielle van Jaarsveld, Philippe Barré, Peter Berg, Gerhard Bosch, Charles Heckscher, Marie-Josée Legault, Jill Rubery, Christian Thuderoz / Collaborateur : Daniyal Zuberi


Subproject 5.2 : National Institutional Effects : Outcomes for Organizations and
Employees


Subproject 5.2 examines the role of public policies with regards to working time (contribution 5.2.1), worker rights (contribution 5.2.2), organizational flexibility (contribution 5.2.3), and industrial relations regimes (contribution 5.2.4). It explores the ways in which national institutions are shaping these different issues, transforming practices within organizations and identifying the advantages and disadvantages of particular institutional settings. One study within this subproject is a comparative examination of call centres located in Canada and the United States that explores how the role of institutions (labour legislation, public health care and education) influences the choice of location for these centres (5.2.3). Another (5.2.4) focuses on the Quebec regulatory framework and how this relates to firms’ location choices, and aims to reveal the advantages and disadvantages of maintaining distinct regulatory regimes in an integrated economic environment such as that of NAFTA.

Contribution 5.2.1 : Working-Time Flexibility : An International Comparison

Coresearchers : Peter Berg, Gerhard Bosch, Jean Charest, Émilie Genin, Barbara Pocock, Jill Rubery / Collaborateur : Ellen Kossek

Contribution 5.2.2 : Cross-National Variation in Institutional Norms, Representation Rights
at Work, and Extra-Work Citizenship Behaviour

Cochercheur : John Godard / Collaborator : Carola Frege

Contribution 5.2.3 : Work Organization, Organizational Flexibility and National Industrial
Relations Regimes in Comparative Perspective

Coresearchers : Ann Frost, Danielle van Jaarsveld

Contribution 5.2.4 : The Institutional Foundations of Canadian Industrial Relations in
Comparative Perspective

Coresearchers : Jacques Bélanger, Jean Charest, Gregor Murray, Gilles Trudeau


Subproject 5.3 : Territory or Sector?: Actors and Institutions for Emerging Sub-national Governance Systems

The focus of subproject 5.3 is on the sub-national level and the articulation between local and regional actors (for example, different levels of government, development agencies, sectoral committees, tri- or bipartite bodies such as skills training etc.). A key objective of this subproject is to identify the capabilities and resources required for partnerships, networks and institutional dialogues. This objective will be pursued through studies of regional and sectoral bodies (contributions 5.3.1, 5.3.3 & 5.3.4), and specific industries (pharmaceutical, aerospace, automotive – contribution 5.3.2). Through a comprehensive review of the social complexity of these sub-national governance systems, subproject 5.3 will assess the role and importance of certain subsets of capabilities and resources, and their links with different institutional contexts both within the same country and cross-nationally.

Contribution 5.3.1 : Collective Actor Capacities, New Governance Structures and Employer
Representation

Coresearchers : Jean Charest, Robert Hickey, Mélanie Laroche, Annette Jobert

Contribution 5.3.2 : Comparing Industrial Clusters

Coresearchers : Christian Lévesque, Philippe Barré, Lucie Morissette, Linda Rouleau, Jorge Carrillo, John Holmes, Valeria Pulignano, Tod Rutherford

Contribution 5.3.3 : Multinational Companies and Regions

Coresearchers : Phil Almond, Jorge Carrillo, Anthony Ferner, Patrick Gunnigle, John Holmes, Annette Jobert, Gregor Murray, Tod Rutherford, Olga Tregaskis / Collaborators : Jonathan Lavelle, Maria González Menéndez, Javier Quintanilla

Contribution 5.3.4 : Casino Capitalism as an Aboriginal Development Strategy

Coresearchers : Ann Frost, Peter Berg


Subproject 5.4 : Actors, Institutions and Norms in Multi-level Governance

Subproject 5.4 seeks to understand the balance between institutional pressures, institutional similarities and difference, and the strategies and capacities of actors in the context of varied institutional arrangements. The multi-level approach takes into account the numerous layers of regulation in the construction of social norms and rules at the sub and interregional levels (EU, NAFTA, MERCOSUR, CARICOM). It involves the study of the restructuring of social norms within MNCs (contribution 5.4.1), the transformation of negotiation practices (contribution 5.4.2), market regulation institutions and workplaces in the border regions of Canada and the United States (contribution 5.4.3), and emerging forms of multi-level governance within and across global regions and their impact on distributive justice (contribution 5.4.4).

Contribution 5.4.1 : Restructuring Social Norms in Globalized Workplaces: Asymmetric
Integration, Institutions and Actors in Multinational Companies

Coresearchers : Christian Dufour, Adelheid Hege, Christian Lévesque, Gregor Murray / Collaborators : Hao Hu

Contribution 5.4.2 : The Transformation of Social Negotiation

Coresearchers : Reynald Bourque, Christian Thuderoz

Contribution 5.4.3 : Labour Market and Workplace Institutions and Regulation in US-
Canada Cross-border Regions

Coresearchers : John Holmes, Tod Rutherford

Contribution 5.4.4 : Emerging Forms of Multi-level Governance in Global Regions

Coresearchers : Adelle Blackett, Christian Lévesque, Brice Adanhounme (Associate researcher), Graciela Bensusán, Jorge Carrillo, Renée-Claude Drouin, Isabelle Duplessis, Judy Fudge, Brian Langille, Paul Marginson, Marie-Ange Moreau, Gregor Murray, Philippe Pochet, Valeria Pulignano / Collaborators : Hao Hu


Subproject 5.5 : Global Actors Initiative - Senior government officials, Officials within
international – labour and trade – organisations


Coresearchers : to be specified

For details, see Theme 1, Subproject 1.5.
 
   


     
    SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES      
           
    1. Events


     
    International Conferences


(2011) Multinational Companies, Global Value Chains and Social Regulation


International Seminars



(2010) Challenges for Work and Workers in the Knowledge Economy
(2008) Globalization and the Service Workplace


Regular Seminars


(2012) Thinking about social regulation : theoretical and practical issues
(2010) Quebec's Collective Agreement Decrees Regime (Outreach Activity)
(2010) Venture Labour: Knowledge Work and RIsks in the New Economy
(2010) Au-delà de la crise économique en Europe: analyse de l'agenda Europe 2020
(2009) Crise économique et dialogue social (Outreach Activity)
(2009) Les relations industrielles en Europe Centro-Orientale
(2009) La privatisation des télécommunications en Argentine
(2009) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of the State
(2008) La gouvernance multiniveaux : enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques
(2008) Employee Voice in Multinational Companies: Do Country of Origin Effects Matter?
(2008) Quelle est la place des réseaux sociaux dans les activités d'innovation
(2008) Vers des relations industrielles supranationales ?


 
    2. Multimedia Content


International Conferences



(2010) Employee Representation in the New World of Work

Atelier : Globalization and the Employment Relationship

Atelier : Territory and Clusters: The Sub-National Regulation of Work
Conférence : L'effet de la crise économique et financière sur le dialogue social au Québec
Conférence : L'extinction du régimes québécois des décrets dans l'habillement
Conférence : Fair Work: Implications for Family-friendly Flexible Working Arrangements
Conférence : Employee Representation in China: Does Ownership Make a Difference?
Conférence : Representation Systems in Germany and the USA
Conférence : Vers de nouvelles formes d'exclusion et d'intégration
Conférence : Institutions or Actors: What Really Matters for Worker Representation?


Regular Seminars


(2012) Thinking about social regulation : theoretical and practical issues
(2010) Quebec's Collective Agreement Decrees Regime (Outreach Activity)
(2010) Au-delà de la crise économique en Europe: analyse de l'agenda Europe 2020
(2009) Crise économique et dialogue social (Outreach Activity)
(2009) Les relations industrielles en Europe Centro-Orientale
(2009) Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of the State
(2008) Employee Voice in Multinational Companies: Do Country of Origin Effects Matter?
(2008) Quelle est la place des réseaux sociaux dans les activités d'innovation


 
    3. Graduate Students


Post-doctoral Researchers (Completed> Click for further details)


 
    (2010-2011) Julie Paquin (HEC Montréal)


 
    Post-doctoral Researchers (Current> Click for further details)


 
    (2012) Lorenzo Frangi (HEC Montréal)



    PhD Students (Completed> Click for further details)


 
    (2011)  Christina Niforou (University of Warwick)
(2011)  Ruodan Shao (University of British Columbia)
(2009)  Martine Poulin (Université de Montréal )
(2009)  Brendan Sweeney (Queen's University)
(2009)  Anabelle Viau-Guay (Université Laval)
(2009)  David Walker (University of British Columbia)


 
    PhD Students (Current > Click for further details)


 
   
{Nom_de_l_étudiant} ({Institution}) (Subproject / Contribution : {Projet})


 
    4. Selective Bibliography


     
    Edited Volumes, Monographies and Special Issues of Journals


(2008) Les nouveaux cadres du dialogue social (Peter Lang)
(2010) Social Regionalism in the Global Economy (Collection - Routledge)

(2011) Globalization and the Service Workplace (American Behavioral Scientist)
(2013) International Comparisons of Working Time (Industrial & Labor Relations Review)


 
    Articles of Scientific Journals


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Book Chapters


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