The Collective Dimension(s) of Employment Relations. Organizational and Regulatory Challenges in a World of Work in Transformation
The collective dimension is inherent in the concept of the employment relationship, and private rule-making by collective actors has long played a key role in the regulation of the workplace.
On the other hand, in employment relations, the collective dimension is probably the most exposed to the pressure of societal, political and economic changes. In the last few decades, scholars and policy-makers have focused almost exclusively on forms of collective representation (in the form of trade unions, or seeking legitimisation from a direct link with the workforce) on the workers’ side, for the purpose of dealing with conflicting interests by means of a countervailing power. Recently a different dimension has been attracting increasing attention, the ‘collective-relational’ dimension, consisting of the web of relations among workers belonging to the same workplace. This does not constitute a means to achieve countervailing power, but rather a phenomenon inherent in the employment relationship.
The Conference aims at deepening the investigation on the emerging phenomena and their intersections with the traditional patterns, to understand how collective bodies are responding, to identify to what extent and under what conditions the collective dimension can still be considered a theoretical perspective for the analysis of employment relations, and the role that collective players and practices should play in the regulation and management of the workplace.
➞ Academic program
A Holy Mass in memory of prof. Marco Biagi will be held on 19 of March at 8.30 at San Barnaba church (Via Carteria 108)
The President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella will attend the plenary session of 18 March.
Si informa che non sono più disponibili posti per la sessione plenaria del 18 marzo.
Per partecipare alle sessioni del pomeriggio e della mattina del 19 marzo, è sufficiente presentarsi direttamente in reception dalle 13.45 del 18 marzo o mandare una e-mail a email@example.com.
Who is interested to attend parallel sessions on March 18 in the afternoon and on 19 March in the morning, can register directly at the reception from 1.45 p.m. on March 18 or send an e-mail to fondazionemarcobiagi@unimore.
In collaboration with
Under the patronage of
With the contribution of
Prof Tindara Addabbo (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation),
Prof Edoardo Ales (Parthenope University of Naples – Marco Biagi Foundation),
Prof William Bromwich (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia),
Dr Ylenia Curzi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia),
Prof Tommaso Fabbri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation),
Dr Antonio Riccio (University of Florence),
Dr Olga Rymkevich (Marco Biagi Foundation),
Dr Iacopo Senatori (Marco Biagi Foundation),
Dr Carlotta Serra (Marco Biagi Foundation).