Industrial Relations In Europe Conference – IREC 2015

The conference takes place at University of Gothenburg from the 10th (early start) to 11th of September 2015. Please submit abstracts (max 400 words) before 21 April 2015 to Papers may be theoretical and/or empirical (using qualitative or quantitative methods). As in previous conferences European comparative research papers are especially welcome. Please refer in your abstracts to one of the 10 themes below:

  • Theme 1: Developments in European industrial relations
  • Theme 2: European social dialogue
  • Theme 3: Trends in collective bargaining and wage setting
  • Theme 4: Transnational trade union cooperation
  • Theme 5: Trade union revitalization and social movements
  • Theme 6: Changing employment and working conditions
  • Theme 7: Labour market mobility and migration
  • Theme 8: Industrial relations in the Nordic countries
  • Theme 9: HRM and union influence on company and workplace level
  • Theme 10: Trade union responses to fiscal austerity and unemployment

Prof. Richard Hyman, London School of Economics
Prof. Susanne Pernicka, Universität Linz
Prof. Walter Korpi, Stockholm University


PANEL DISCUSSION: Social Dialogue in SMEs – prospects and problems:

Gunilla Almgren, President UEAPME
Ola Bergström, Professor, Management & Organisation, University of Gothenburg
Kristjan Bragason, General Secretary,
The Nordic Union for Hotel, Restaurant, Catering and Tourism

Stefan Carlén, chief Economist, Handels – The Commercial Employees’ Union

Further information on the streams and updates will found on our website:

Organising Committee: Prof. Bengt Larsson, Prof. Bengt Furåker, Dr Kristina Lovén Seldén, Ass. Prof. Tomas Berglund, Ass. Prof Mattias Bengtsson .


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