ERIC Number: ED031180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Industrial Relations Centers, Proceedings of a Regional Meeting of the International Industrial Relations Association (Chicago, May 17-18, 1968).
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Industrial Relations Research Inst.
This meeting was held to exchange views on organization, operation, and goals of industrial relations centers, institutes, and schools. The opening speaker outlined the structure and functions of the international organization and of the regional conferences. The first paper, "Administrative Arrangements in Industrial Relations Centers," was based on a survey of U.S. and Canadian centers. The next paper, "Extension Activities of Industrial Relations Centers," stressed the importance of adult education courses for both unions and management and described the variety and problems of extension programs. The third topic, "Research Activities of Industrial Relations Centers," was covered by two papers. "Changing Patterns of Research" showed how emphasis was shifted from labor history and law, unions, and collective bargaining to labor market analysis, manpower policies, and international problems. "Contributions of Current Research" brought the topic up to date on current research achievements and needs. The fourth subject, "Resident Instruction in Industrial Relations Centers," was covered by a paper, "Industrial Relations Graduate Programs," on administration problems of graduate and degree programs, and by a paper, "Industrial Relations Degrees vs. Traditional Disciplines," on the controversy over the advantages of an industrial relations degree per se or a traditional degree (economics, law, sociology, etc.) with a concentration of industrial relations. Appropriate discussion followed each presentation. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Industrial Relations Research Inst.