An internationally comparative framework for analysing employment relations and the gig economy

Chris F. Wright, Greg Bamber, Nick Wailes, Russell D. Lansbury

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This chapter starts to develop a novel multi-scalar analytical framework for comparing employment relations internationally, which includes the influence of the institutional dynamics of industrial sectors and global production networks as well as national systems. It also discusses three aspects of the gig economy. Further, it proposes a research agenda that would look beyond Varieties of Capitalism approaches, to embrace a more dynamic and diverse array of regulatory systems, including the gig economy and other developments in the world of work and employment relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on Neoliberalism, Labour and Globalization in India
EditorsK.R. Shyam Sundar
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789811369728
ISBN (Print)9789811369711
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Gig economy
  • Global production networks
  • International and comparative employment relations
  • Liberal market economies
  • Coordinated market economies
  • Multi-level analysis
  • Varieties of capitalism
  • unions
  • employers
  • theories
  • Uber
  • digitalisation

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