My research is on issues of industrial relations and human resource management.
Important changes currently affect labour and human resources in companies (flexibility, intensification of work, diversity, mobility, new organisational forms, etc.), bringing about concerns on how employment relationships are and can be regulated in Western societies today. The issue of employment relationships regulation must be examined from the different angles of human resource management, organisational change and industrial relations. These dimensions are specific to national institutional contexts, but one has to consider cross-national influences such as globalisation and the European integration.
My research activities include the co-ordination of cross-national comparative studies at European level, a.o. for the European Commission or for other European bodies such as the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions Dublin.
I am currently particularly interested in the role that institutions of industrial relations play in current developments in the labour market, both at European and national levels.