My Papers & Publications

 
 
Publications and Papers

2012
Wergin-Cheek, Niels 2012: ‘Centralised Wage Bargaining in Britain and Germany – Can it survive?’, in European Politics and Policy, online. London: London School of Economics.
Wergin, Niels and White, Geoff 2012: ‘Collective Bargaining in the United Kingdom’, in Ring, Gerhard and Hekimler, Alpay (ed): Tarifrecht in Europa, pp. 131-159. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
2010
Wergin, Niels and White, Geoff 2010: ‘Britanya'da toplu sözleşme sistemi (System of Collective Bargaining in Britain)’, in: Hekimler, Alpay (ed.): Avrupa Birliği Üyesi Ülkelerde ve Türkiye'de Toplu Sözleşme Sistemleri (Collective Bargaining Systems in European Union Member States and Turkey), pp. 105-134. Istanbul: Legal Yayincilik.
2009
Wergin, Niels: ‘Deptford Creek’, in Robertson, Lisa (ed.): Water-Land: Deptford Creek. Exhibition Catalogue. London: Viewfinder Gallery.
Wergin, Niels: “Health of the Country, Comforts of the Town” – Garden Cities and Garden Estates in Britain and Germany. University of Greenwich: Dissertation.
2007
Stanworth, Celia; Wergin, Niels and White, Geoff: 'Work-Family Integration in the UK - a review', in: International Employment Relations Review, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 19-31.
2006
Stanworth, Celia; Wergin, Niels; White, Geoff: 'Work-Family Integration in the UK - a review', in: White, Geoff et al. (eds.) 2006: Proceedings of the 14th International Employments Relations Association Conference, Marco Polo Hotel, Hong Kong, China, 19-23 June 2006. London: IERA.
Wergin, Niels: 'How "Japanese" are European Mangers? A study on the transferability of Toyota's Managerial Practices to its European non-manufacturing subsidiaries', in: White, Geoff et al. (eds.) 2006: Proceedings of the 14th International Employments Relations Association Conference, Marco Polo Hotel, Hong Kong, China, 19-23 June 2006. London: IERA.
Wergin, Niels (comp.): Introduction to Human Resource Management and Employment Relations. Harlow: Pearson.
2004
Davies, Paul; Freedland, Mark; Wergin, Niels and van der Maas, Erin: The Evolving Structure of Collective Bargaining in Europe, 1990-2003 - UK National Report. A Research Report for the Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs of the European Commission. London, Oxford: London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Oxford.
Wergin, Niels: 'Collective Bargaining and the Social Construction of Employment'. In: British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 185-205.
Wergin, Niels: 'Collective Bargaining in Europe – Europeanisation or De-centralisation?'. In: European Political Economy Review, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer), pp. 104-108.
2003
Wergin, Niels: 'Teamwork in the Automobile Industry - An Anglo-German Comparison'. In: European Political Economy Review, vol. 1, no. 2 (Autumn), pp. 152-190.
Wergin, Niels: 'The De-centralisation of Collective Bargaining in the German Metalworking Industry', in: Morley, Michael J. et al. (eds.) 2003: Exploring the Mosaic, Developing the Discipline - Proceedings of the 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management, University of Limerick, Ireland, 4-6 June 2003. Dublin: Interresource Group Publishing.
2001
Wergin, Niels: 'Die Außenpolitik Finnlands seit der Unabhängigkeit', in: Bellers, Jürgen; Benner, Thorsten and Gerke, Ines (eds.) 2001: Handbuch der Außenpolitiken. Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag.
2000
Wergin, Niels: Teamwork in the Automobile Industry - an Anglo-German comparison. University of Warwick: Master's dissertation.
1998
Wergin, Niels: Das Deutsche Produktionsmodell zwischen Revolution und Restauration - Die Evolution des deutschen Produktionsmodells in der deutschen Automobilindustrie seit 1980 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der 'Lean Production' Debatte. University of Göttingen: Vordiplom dissertation.

Refereed Conference Papers
‘The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining in British and German Engineering’. Paper presented at the Industrial Relations in Europe Conference – IREC 2007. Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece, 26-28 July 2007.
'How “Japanese” are European Mangers? - the Transferability of Toyota’s Managerial Practices to its European Non-manufacturing Subsidiaries'. Paper presented at the 14th International Employment Relations Conference. Marco Polo Hotel, Hong Kong, 19-13 June 2006.
'Work-Family Integration in the UK'. With Celia Stanworth and Geoff White. Paper presented at the 14th International Employment Relations Conference. Marco Polo Hotel, Hong Kong, 19-13 June 2006.
'The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining and its Implications for Trade Unions - An Anglo-German Comparison'. Paper presented at the European Doctoral Conference. London School of Economics, London, 27-28 September 2004.
'The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining in the German Engineering Industry and its Implications for IG Metall'. Paper presented at the Industrial Relations in Europe Conference - IREC 2004. University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 26-28 August 2004.
'Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining in the German Metalworking Industry'. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of German Politics Graduate Conference. University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, 23 April 2003.
'The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining in the German Metalworking Industry'. Paper presented at the Industrial Relations in Europe Conference - IREC 2002. Aalborg, Denmark, 29-31 August 2002.
'The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining and its Consequences for Trade Unions - An Anglo-German Comparison'. Paper presented at the second EPIC Advanced Research Workshop. European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 18-22 May 2002.
(This paper was quoted in the Guardian on 31/03/2012).
'The Impact of Increased Economic Integration on Collective Bargaining in Great Britain and Germany'. Paper presented at the first EPIC Advanced Research Workshop, Corfu, Greece, 24-29 May 2001. 
 
Guest Lectures and Invited Talks
'How "Japanese" are European Mangers? A study on the transferability of Toyota's Managerial Practices to its European non-manufacturing subsidiaries'. University of Greenwich / University of Kent Joint  HRM one-day  Research  Conference, University of Greenwich Business School, London, 08 April 2005.
'The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining and its Implications for Trade Unions - An Anglo-German Comparison.' Work and Employment Research Unit (WERU) research seminar, University of Greenwich Business School, London, 03 February 2005.
'German Industrial Relations and the Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining in the German Manufacturing Industry'. Van Hall Week, University of Greenwich Business School, Dept. of Management, London, 01 November 2004.
'The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining and its Implications for Trade Unions - an Anglo-German Comparison'. LSE PhD Students' Conference, London School of Economics, Methodology Institute, London, 18 June 2004.
'The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining and its Implications for Trade Unions - An Anglo-German Comparison'. British Universities Industrial Relations Association - Comparative Studies Workshop, King's College, London, 16 June 2004.
'Industrial Relations in Germany and the Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining'. Research Seminar Series, University of Salford, School of Management, Salford, 18 February 2003.
'Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining and its Impact on Trade Unions - An Anglo-German Comparison'. Doctoral Research Seminar, London School of Economics, Department of Industrial Relations, London, 29 April 2003.
 
Posters
'The Decentralisation of Collective Bargaining and its Impact on the Relations Between Workplace Representatives and Trade Unions - an Anglo-German Comparison'. Communication Paper presented at the International industrial Relations Association's 13th IIRA World Congress. Free University of Berlin, Germany, 8-12 September 2003.
'The Impact of Economic Globalisation on the Relations Between Workplace Representatives and Trade Unions in Britain and Germany '. Poster presented at the British Universities Industrial Relations Association's BUIRA Conference. Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 5-7 July 2001.
 
Editorships
Publishing Editor of the European Political Economy Review, 2002-2007
 
Misc
various contributions to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia (both English and German editions)

Work in Progress
Wergin-Cheek, Niels: ‘Teamwork in the Motor Industry – From Fordism to Volvoism’. International Journal of Manpower.
Wergin-Cheek, Niels: 'How "Japanese" are European Mangers? A study on the transferability of Toyota's Managerial Practices to its European non-manufacturing subsidiaries'. International Employment Relations Review.http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2012/04/12/germany-uk-unions/http://www.nielswergin.net/docs/Guardian_2012-03-31_Germany's_unions.pdfhttp://www.eper.org/http://www.wikipedia.org/http://en.wikipedia.org/http://de.wikipedia.org/shapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2shapeimage_3_link_3shapeimage_3_link_4shapeimage_3_link_5

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