The second ChangingEmployment Workshop on employment relations in multinationals in Europe has taken place at KU Leuven from 7 to 9 April. Participating ESRs had the opportunity to exchange literature, learn more about each other´s projects and to get to know the lovely Belgian town of Leuven as well as the ChangingEmloyment Network partner KU Leuven.
The Workshop was jointly organised by Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) from theme 1 (Managmenet and Employees) and theme 2 (Inclusion and Exclusion). Participating ESRs have presented articles and book chapters around the topics of MNC strategies, employment relations and Europeanisation. Valeria Pulignano of KU Leuven supported the ESR workshop with a fascinating input on the "common process of fragmentation" in European employment Relations (Pulignano/ Arrowsmith 2013). Paul Stewart of Strathclyde University gave an insightful overview over lean production as a "revolutionary management agenda", pointing out the implications of lean production for the reality of working life in multinational corporations (Martínez (ed.) 2014).
ESRs Sara Lafuente, Dragos Adascaletei, Ben Egan and Mona Aranea are planning to further enhance their co-operation with the possible outcome of a joint ChangingEmployment Working Paper.