Labor and Economic Development: One of a Series of Books from the Research Program of the Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California

Labor and Economic Development: One of a Series of Books from the Research Program of the Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California

Labor and Economic Development: One of a Series of Books from the Research Program of the Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California

Labor and Economic Development: One of a Series of Books from the Research Program of the Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California

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This volume of essays is sponsored by the Inter-University Study of Labor Problems in Economic Development. Most of the chapters are based upon research financed by this study. Each essay is eventually to be the subject of a separate monograph. The financial support of the study by the Ford Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.

The authors of the chapters in this volume, together with others associated with the Inter-University Study, met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1955 to review the preliminary results of research in the various countries and to secure a common framework. It was essential to avoid the artificial casting of divergent experience into a single, rigid mold, and to permit some expression of the different interests and backgrounds of the individual authors. At the same time, if these separate accounts of labor-management experience in the course of industrialization were to permit of generalization, a mutually agreed upon outline and attention to a limited number of central questions would be unavoidable. A common core of issues was drawn from the larger study; the interested reader may find it in the International Labour Review for March 1955.

I am greatly indebted to the coordinating board of the Inter-University . . .

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