Employment relations in the Australian fastfood industry

Cameron Allan, Greg J. Bamber, Nils Timo

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Researchers are increasingly focusing attention on the role of multinational enterprises (MNCs) in transmitting particular employment relations practices across national borders (Sparrow et al. 1994). One of the issues of concern is the extent to which national industrial relations systems impact on the diffusion of transnational employment practices and how effective national labour regulatory regimes are in moderating MNC business and employment practices (Lane, 1991) and protecting the employment conditions and rights of workers employed by MNCs (Ramsay, 1997). Fast-food MNCs are significant employers of labour around the world but until recently their working practices have had little attention from researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLabour Relations in the Global Fast-Food Industry
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)0203005775, 9781134597635
ISBN (Print)0415221668, 9780415221665
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Fast food
  • hospitality
  • multinational enterprises
  • MNEs
  • MNE strategy
  • Youth employment
  • employment relations
  • HRM practices

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