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The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions organised a seminar for its company network on November 29–30, 2007, hosted by international bank Santander at its corporate headquarters in Madrid, Spain. In intensive discussions over the two days, 32 representatives from

29 February 2008

The debate about Europe’s future role and place in a globalised economy is heating up. As international trade intensifies and new players enter the scene, it appears that the world has reached a new stage of economic integration. Economists tell us that such integration through trade will lead to an

28 February 2008
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In recent years, the issue of flexicurity – how to maintain a balance between the needs of companies for more flexibility in employment contracts and the needs of workers for flexible working hours and for security of employment – has shifted to centre-stage in the policy arena. This report looks at

25 February 2008

This report looks at industrial relations systems across 25 EU Member States and seven global economies: Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Africa and the US. It explores the most significant effects of globalisation, including labour market flexibilisation, increasing labour migration

20 February 2008
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Research report

Arcelor’s Code of Ethics was adopted in 2005 at a conference gathering 500 managers of the Arcelor Group. The document completed the Arcelor Principles of Responsibility, which outline Arcelor’s vision, ‘Steel solutions for a better world’, and its mission, ‘to assert Arcelor as a reference value in

18 February 2008

Surface To Air is a young, dynamic French company, launched in 2001, and based in Paris. It is a studio and boutique operating in art, fashion and communications. In order to attain greater freedom and independence, and better conditions for creativity, the company has organised itself around a

08 February 2008
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Case study

Irma is a grocery retail chain that was established more than 120 years ago. Today it has 73 shops on the island of Sjælland, Denmark of which five are its ‘Irma City’ local convenience stores. The largest proportion of the shops are in the greater Copenhagen area, while the rest are located in

08 February 2008
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Case study

Tesco is one of the world’s leading international retailers. Since the company first used the trading name of Tesco, in the mid 1920s, the Tesco group has expanded into different formats, different markets and different sectors. With over 2,500 stores worldwide, Tesco employs more than 450,000

08 February 2008
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Case study

This issue contains the following articles: Director's diary; Flexibility and security: a juggling act; Eurofound/EP debate impact of globalisation; In brief; and Latest events and publications.

06 February 2008
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Newsletter

The commerce sector in Europe faces several challenges, including increased competition, complex supply chains, changing demographics, increased migration, changing consumer and media trends as well as its ability to attract skilled labour. Additionally, the rise of economies in Asia and continued

06 February 2008
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Research report