Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society

Industrial Relations

Current Issue: April 2017

Volume 56, Issue 2
Pages 201-390

  • Industrial Relations, the Institute’s academic journal, is in its fiftieth year of publication. With four issues a year, Industrial Relations offers a valuable international perspective on current topics in industrial relations. Each issue includes research articles, notes, and symposia on all aspects of employment relations and the labor market.

    The editors are supported by an outstanding Board of Reviewers, as well as over 200 referees from academic institutions in the United States and abroad. Industrial Relations continues to expand its outside referees, whose expertise and diligence are very much appreciated.

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    References: In the body of the text, place references in parentheses, giving the author’s last name and date of publication (using a, b, etc., if more than one work is cited for a given year). Include page numbers in the text only when quoting material. An alphabetical list of cited references should appear at the end of the manuscript; be sure to include volume number, month, and pages for journal articles and inclusive pages for articles in books. Examples of the appropriate format follow:

    Dickens, William T., Laura B. Tyson, and John Zysman, eds. 1988. The Dynamics of Trade and Employment. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger.

    Freeman, Richard, and Martin Weitzman. 1986. “Bonuses and Employment in Japan.” Working Paper No. 878. Cambridge, MA:National Bureau of Economic Research.

    Slichter, Sumner. 1919. The Turnover of Factory Labor. New York: Appleton.

    Thurow, Lester. 1987. “A Surge in Inequality.” Scientific American 256 (May):30-37.

    Verma, Anil, and Thomas A. Kochan. 1985. “The Growth and Nature of the Nonunion Sector within a Firm.” In Challenges and Choices Facing American Labor, edited by Thomas A. Kochan, pp. 89-127. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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