Can Employment and Globalization Be Reconciled?
In a world where companies sign contracts across time zones, written communication is almost always electronic and distance between nations has been reduced to practically nothing, the time has come to redefine labour relations in light of the impact of globalization and thus help maximize the performance of businesses and their employees.
Chairholder Gregor Murray plans to achieve the goals of his program through the concerted efforts of Canadian and international researchers from a variety of disciplines who specialize in the impacts of economic globalization on labour institutions.
Dr. Murray's main research interests focus on the challenges posed by institutional renewal in the labour and employment field in a context of global economic competition. How can corporate effectiveness and efficiency be achieved in such a context while at the same time ensuring workers' welfare? It is vital for Canada to find an answer to this question and clearly establish the core principles for promoting both greater productivity and workplace satisfaction.
An appropriate balance between the two should help generate genuine competitiveness. As well as devising solutions to the many problems associated with the globalization-employment phenomenon, Dr. Murray's research should also enable Canada to gain recognition as a world leader and authority in international research on this issue.