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Theorising Labour Law in a Changing World
Towards Inclusive Labour Law
Edited by Alysia Blackham, Miriam Kullmann and Ania Zbyszewska

This collection brings together perspectives from industrial relations, political economy, political theory, labour history, sociology, gender studies and regulatory theory to build a more inclusive theory of labour law. That is, a theory of labour law that is more inclusive of non-traditional workers (including those in atypical work, or from non-traditional backgrounds); more inclusive of a variety of collective approaches to work regulation that foster solidarity between workers; and more inclusive of interdisciplinary and complex explanations of labour law and its regulatory spaces. The individual chapters speak to this theme of inclusivity in different ways and offer different suggestions for how it might be achieved. They break down the barriers between legal research and other fields, to promote fruitful and integrative conversations across disciplines. In the spirit of inclusivity and intergenerational dialogue, the book blends contributions from early career and emerging scholars with those from leading scholars in the field, featuring critical commentary from senior labour law figures alongside theoretically and empirically informed work.

Alysia Blackham is Associate Blackham at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne.
Miriam Kullmann is Assistant Professor at the Department of Private Law, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Ania Zbyszewska is Assistant Professor in Law and Work, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University.

September 2019   |   9781509921553   |   304pp   |   Hardback   |    RSP: £65  
Discount Price: £52
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The Right to Employee Inventions in Patent Law
Kazuhide Odaki

Although employers are required to pay compensation for employee inventions under the laws in many countries, existing legal literature has never critically examined whether such compensation actually gives employee inventors an incentive to invent as the legislature intends.

This book addresses the issue through reference to recent, large-scale surveys on the motivation of employee inventors (in Europe, the United States and Japan) and studies in social psychology and econometrics, arguing that the compensation is unlikely to boost the motivation, productivity and creativity of employee inventors, and thereby encourage the creation of inventions. It also discusses the ownership of inventions made by university researchers, giving due consideration to the need to ensure open science and their academic freedom.

Challenging popular assumptions, this book provides a solution to a critical issue by arguing that compensation for employee inventions should not be made mandatory regardless of jurisdiction because there is no legitimate reason to require employers to pay it. This means that patent law does not need to give employee inventors an ‘incentive to invent’ separately from the ‘incentive to innovate’ which is already given to employers.

Kazuhide Odaki has a PhD in Law from the University of Manchester.

October 2018   |   9781509920310   |   232pp   |   Hardback   |    RSP: £55
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