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Employment Relations in the BRICS Countries

Frank Horwitz

in The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations

Published in print March 2014 | ISBN: 9780199695096
Published online May 2014 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199695096.013.020

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

Employment Relations in the BRICS Countries

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This chapter compares and assesses employment relations in the BRICS countries, a growing global economic grouping which reflects a shift in economic power from mature economies to emerging markets. These countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The chapter focuses on employment relations in these countries by comparing similarities and differences in their employment relations institutions, regulations, labour markets, and workplace practices. The findings show the diversity and complexity of employment relations and labour markets in these emerging economies. The findings discuss collective bargaining, trade unions, workplace flexibility, and the changing nature of work. The development of informal or casual work through outsourcing and subcontracting in these economies varies but is important. Key areas for further research and policy making are identified.

Keywords: BRICS economies; employment relations; institutions; regulations; trade unions; employment practices; flexible work

Article.  11137 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Human Resource Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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