Special Issue of Industrielle Beziehungen – The German Journal of Industrial Relations (to be published in 2021)Guest eds. Nora Lohmeyer & Jörg Sydow
Production in interorganizational networks, which often crosses national borders, is usually characterized by complex industrial relations. Part of this complexity is due to the geographical diversification of value creation and the concomitant diversity of institutional contexts, including legal and cultural differences. In addition, the network-typical disintegration of workers and the presence of multiple employers, as well as multiple forms of governance, add to this complexity. These conditions present particular challenges to advocacy in and outside organizations and operations. On the basis of a broad understanding of interest representation, which today more or less includes not only the interests of workers, but also those of other social groups, research and the practice of industrial relations are tasked with the following questions:
Accordingly, contributions are welcome that deal empirically with the structural prerequisites, conditions and barriers to advocacy in (global) production networks, as well as contributions that take account of practices of interest representation and provide examples of "promising practices". Contributions are also very welcome that look at the representation of interests in (global) production networks from a theoretical perspective and develop proposals for appropriate research methods.
All submissions go through a double-blind review process with two reviewers, as is customary in Industrielle Beziehungen – The German Journal of Industrial Relations. For these (and allied) topics we ask you to submit until April 15, 2020, an abstract of 1-2 pages (max 10,000 characters), including a working title, the research question, the methodical approach, a possibly used data basis as well as a short explanation of the theoretical framework of your work as a PDF or Word file. The full papers are expected to be completed by August 31, 2020. The special issue will be published as issue 2/2021.
Please send your abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please use the subject line: "Abstract SP-Heft Interessenvertretung")