IX International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi

Europe 2020: comparative perspectives and transnational action
From recession to recovery in labour markets, industrial relations and human resources management

Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 March 2011

Thursday 17 March 2011

9.00-9.30 – Opening remarks
ALDO TOMASI, Rector, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
GIULIANO MUZZIOLI, Coordinator of 150 Modena, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy (17 March 1861)

9.30-11.30 – Plenary session I – An assessment of the Lisbon strategy in a comparative perspective: conditions, practices, instruments and results of employment policies

Chair: TINDARA ADDABBO (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Introduction: MANFRED WEISS (J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany)

PAOLA VILLA (University of Trento, Italy), MARK SMITH (University of Grenoble, France), The Europe 2020 Strategy and Gender Equality
GUGLIELMO MEARDI (University of Warwick, United Kingdom), Flexicurity Meets State Traditions: The Different National Effects of European Employment Policies
TONY ROYLE (Cairnes School of Business, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland), A Socially Inclusive or Exclusive Europe? An Analysis of the Development and Outcomes of European Social Policy, Legislation and European Case Law

LIANA VERZICCO (Istat, Rome, Italy), Structure and Evolution of Human Capital in Italy after Lisbon: Analysis and Comparison with Other EU Countries

11.30-13.30 – Plenary session II – The transformation of labour: growth, sustainability and inclusion in the new economic scenario
Chair: LUIGI E. GOLZIO (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Introduction: ALAN NEAL (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)

LEONELLO TRONTI (Department of Public Administration, Office of the Prime Minister, Rome), The Impact of the Crisis on the Italian Labour Market
SUSAN BISOM-RAPP (Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, USA), MALCOLM SARGEANT (Middlesex University Business School, London, United Kingdom), Increasing the Employment Rate of Older Workers: European Objectives and US Lessons
GEOFFREY WOOD (The Management School, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom), Changing Employment Relations in Europe: Collective Rights, Bargaining Coverage and Job Quality Outcomes
PAUL BLYTON (Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, United Kingdom), Working Time, Work-Life Balance and the Persistence of Inequality

14.30-16.30 – Parallel sessions
I – The diversification of employment contracts and flexibility
Chair: ALBERTO RUSSO (Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

YONE FREDIANI (Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, São Paolo, Brazil), The Level of Flexibility in Brazilian Labour Legislation
ANNAMARIA MINERVINI (University of Bergamo, Italy), Diversification of the Workforce and Employment Contracts
ROSSELLA RICCÒ (State University of Milan, Italy), A Multi-Stakeholder System for Implementing Flexibility: the Italian ‘Welfarma’ Model
LUISA FICARI (University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italia), Itinerant, Posted and Temporary Agency Workers’ Employment: Understanding the Overlap between National Rules, European Legislation and Collective Bargaining

MARTHA MONSALVE (University of Gran Colombia, Colombia), The Application of Flexicurity to Atypical Contracts: the Colombian Experience

II – The Lisbon Strategy instruments and their effects on the labour market
Chair: OLGA RYMKEVICH (Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio)

CRISTINA LION, VANESSA LUPO, PAOLA STOCCO (Isfol, Italy), The European Social Fund from the Lisbon Strategy to Europe 2020: Analysis of Implementation 2007-2009

GIANANGELO BELLATI (Unioncamere – European Information Office, Veneto, Italy), The Role of the Regions and Functional Autonomy in the Implementation of the Lisbon Strategy
FRANCESCO PAGLIACCI, PAOLA BERTOLINI (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), The Various European Models of Sustainability in Relation to the Lisbon Strategy

MIRKO SAVIĆ (University of Novi Sad, Serbia), Comparative Analysis of Labor Markets in South-East Europe

16.30-18.30 – Parallel sessions
III – Labour cultures and values in the new productive context
Chair: TOMMASO M. FABBRI (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

ELENA DINUBILA (University of Siena, Italy), The Transformation of Production and Cultural Changes. The Case of Fiat as a Starting Point for Discussion
JACK REARDON (Hamline University, USA), The Effect of Private Equity Firms on Labor Markets
TERESINA TORRE (University of Genoa, Italy), The Evolution of the System of Incentives and the Promotion of Human Resources
GIUSEPPE SIGILLÒ MASSARA (Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy), Caritas in Veritate, Labour Law and Globalisation
SHLOMIT YANISKY RAVID (Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College, Israel), The Employee’s Intellectual Property Rights as a Tool for Technological Innovation and Economic Growth: International and Comparative Perspectives
MARCO LIVIA (Institute for Education and Training Research, Rome), Young People, Families and Work: the Situation in Italy in the Light of Economic and Social Transformations

IV – Social protection and economic stability: a comparative overview
Chair: ALBERTO LEVI (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

LUIZ CARLOS AMORIM ROBORTELLA (Robortella Avogados, Brazil), The Metamorphosis of Labour: Growth, Sustainability and Inclusion in the New Economic Scenario. The Brazilian Situation
MARIUS OLIVIER (International Institute for Social Law and Policy, South Africa), Regulatory and Institutional Responses to the Transformation of Employment in South and Southern Africa: Changes in Labour Market Composition, Social Security Reforms and Migration Policy and Practice Perspectives
MARIE-FRANCE MIALON (University of Panthéon-Assas, Paris, France), The Evolution of the Fundamental Principles of the French Social Protection System
PABLO ANDRÉS ARELLANO ORTIZ (Austral University of Chile), Universalism and Individualism in Chilean Pension Law: an Example of Extension of Coverage for Eastern Europe

THIBAULT LAHALLE (University of Paris-Est, Créteil, France), On the way to Harmonization of Social Legislation

Friday 18 March 2011

9.00-11.00 – Plenary session III – The role of industrial relations: from the local to the transnational dimension
Chair: FRANCESCO BASENGHI (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Introduction: JANICE BELLACE (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

EDOARDO ALES (University of Cassino, Italy), Transnational: the Multifaceted and Emerging Dimension of Industrial Relations
RICHARD HYMAN (London School of Economics, United Kingdom), From Lisbon to Europe 2020: The Perspectives of National and European Trade Unions

NUNA ZEKIC (Tilburg University, the Netherlands), Social Partners and Employment Security

TIZIANO TREU, Senator of the Republic

11.00-13.00 – Parallel sessions

V – Trade unions and labour representation in times of crisis
Chair: YASUO SUWA (Hosei University, Japan)

NELSON MANNRICH (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Trade Unions and Economic Crisis: Heroes or Villains?
JACQUES ROJOT (Panthéon-Assas University Paris II (France), New Developments in France
REBECCA GUMBRELL-MCCORMICK (Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom), Representing the Unorganized: The International Labour Movement, International Institutions and Precarious Workers
MARTIN BARTMANN (IG Metall, Germany), Miracle, Politics or Circumstances? The German Labour Market during the Crisis. Instruments, Preconditions, Transferability, Risks and Limits
LARRY HAIVEN (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada), Freedom of Association and the Right to Strike in Europe and Canada: The Evolution of a Model
BEATA NACSA (Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary) Limits of the Restrictions on the Right to Strike as Human Right

VI – The impact of European unification on industrial relations systems
Chair: IACOPO SENATORI (Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

MIRELLA BAGLIONI (University of Parma, Italy), BERNDT BRANDL (University of Vienna, Austria), Labour Relations between Europeanization and Path Dependency
EKATERINA RIBAROVA, (Institute for Social and Trade Union Research, Bulgaria), Industrial Relations in Transformations in the Framework of EU-standards: The Case of Bulgaria

ALBERTO MATTEI (University of Trento, Italy), New Prospects in Industrial Relations: the Norms Required for the Transnational Mobility of Labour
VINCENZO CUCINIELLO (Bank of Italy, Rome), Monetary-Labor Interactions, International Monetary Regimes, and Central Bank Conservatism
DANIELA COMANDÈ (University of Catania, Italy), The Industrial Relations System in the European Economic Area: Does a Legal Framework Exist?

14.30-16.30 – Parallel sessions

VII – New collective bargaining practices in the transnational framework
Chair: GEOFFREY WOOD (The Management School, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)

KAREN JONES (University of Phoenix, USA), The Use of Corporate Codes and IFAs in Defining Multi-National Corporate Social Responsibility a Decade after the UN Compact

CARMEN AGUT GARCÍA (Jaume I University, Castellón, Spain), Collective Bargaining in Spain: between the Transnational Dimension and Management
OLGA RYMKEVICH (Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), ALEXANDR ZAVGORODNIY (University of St Petersburg, Russia), Multinationals and Labour Relations in Russia
REYNALD BOURQUE, MARC ANTOINE HENNEBERT, (University of Montréal, Quebec, Canada), Cross-Border Trade Union Alliances and Transnational Collective Bargaining: Lessons from a Case Study in a Canadian Multinational Company

VIII – Women’s employment and migrant workers: inclusion and social integration
Chair: TINDARA ADDABBO (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

FRANCESCA BERGAMANTE (Isfol, Italy), Overview of Women’s Employment in the European Countries

ELISABETTA ADDIS (University of Sassari, Italy), The Reform of the European Economic Governance in the Light of the Experience of National Action Plans
JENNY KEIL, (Hamline University, St Paul’s, USA), LAURA FERRETTI (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Social Inclusion in Europe 2020 from a Female and Comparative Point of View: the Advantage of Equal Integration for Women in the Labor Market

ROBERTO ALBANO (University of Turin, Italy), FRANCO MOSCA (Provincial Observatory of Migration, Ferrara, Italy), Italian and Migrant Workers in Companies in the Province of Ferrara

16.30-18.30 – Parallel sessions
IX – The problems of youth unemployment

Chair: YLENIA CURZI (Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

VALENTINA GUALTIERI, MAURIZIO CURTARELLI (Isfol, Rome, Italy), The Problem of Overqualification and the Quality of Labour: Aiming for ‘Intelligent’ Growth in Italy
SUMANJEET SINGH (Ramjas College, University of Delhi, India), Europe 2020: Developing e-Skills for Competitiveness, Growth and Employment in the 21st Century
RAFFAELLA CASCIOLI (Istat, Rome, Italy), The Difficult Inclusion of Young Italians in the Labour Market
GIOVANNA LINFANTE, GUIDO BARONIO, VALENTINA GUALTIERI (Isfol, Italy), Young People, Education, Employment and Unemployment
PAOLA MARIA TORRIONI, SONIA BERTOLINI (University of Turin, Italy), Employment and Family Choices of Young People and Women in the Age of ‘Flexibility’: Uncertainty of Employment and its Repercussions on the Formation of Families and the Lives of Individuals

X – Employment policies and regulatory techniques: national experiences in comparison
Chair: WILLIAM BROMWICH (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

JUDY HAIVEN (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada), Precarious Work: Canada and the UK – One Struggle and Two Approaches

HUGO ROBERTO MANSUETI (Catholic University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), Public Employment Strategies and Changes in Labour Regulations in Argentina in 1991-2010 and Future Prospects

FRANCISCO JOSÉ BARBA RAMOS (Huelva University, Spain), Labour Relations in Spain following the Reform of the Labour Market, with Special Reference to Agency Work
MERLE MUDA (University of Tartu, Estonia), Impact of Estonian Labour Law Reform on the Labour Market.
SHELLEY WALLACH (Tel Aviv Labour Court, Israel), The Israeli Paradox: Strong Economy, Weak Labour Force
YARASLAU KRIVOI (London School of Economics, United Kingdom), Law and Economics of Mandatory Labour Arbitration

Luogo: Marco Biagi Foundation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

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