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Digitalization and employment relations in the retail sector. Examining the role of trade unions in Italy and Spain (2023)
Journal Article
Marcolin, A., & Gasparri, S. (in press). Digitalization and employment relations in the retail sector. Examining the role of trade unions in Italy and Spain. European Journal of Industrial Relations, https://doi.org/10.1177/09596801231213809

This article investigates trade union responses to in-store digitalization in retail in Italy and Spain. It considers critical issues often associated with the digital transformation of work including excessive work flexibility, high levels of monito... Read More about Digitalization and employment relations in the retail sector. Examining the role of trade unions in Italy and Spain.

How to expand the role of employers in firm networks?: Lessons from collective bargaining with the property of outlet malls in Italy (2022)
Book Chapter
Gasparri, S. (2022). How to expand the role of employers in firm networks?: Lessons from collective bargaining with the property of outlet malls in Italy. In B. Brandl, B. Larsson, A. Lehr, & O. Molina (Eds.), Employment Relations as Networks: Methods and Theory (195-216). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003125730-14

This chapter examines the role employers play in firm networks and with which implications for the management of the employment relationship. It acknowledges the main challenge as the extent to which the reconfiguration of business activities along f... Read More about How to expand the role of employers in firm networks?: Lessons from collective bargaining with the property of outlet malls in Italy.

Framing work and welfare: Insights from the growing relevance of company welfare in Italy (2020)
Journal Article
Gasparri, S. (2021). Framing work and welfare: Insights from the growing relevance of company welfare in Italy. Journal of Industrial Relations, 63(2), 235-262. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022185620973685

This article applies the concept of frames of reference to contemporary work and welfare dynamics by focusing on the growing relevance of company welfare in Italy after the 2008 crisis. The analysis considers how this occurred along three phases: in... Read More about Framing work and welfare: Insights from the growing relevance of company welfare in Italy.

Employee benefits and paternalistic work regimes: Historical and contemporary perspectives on company welfare in Italy (2020)
Journal Article
Gasparri, S. (2020). Employee benefits and paternalistic work regimes: Historical and contemporary perspectives on company welfare in Italy. management revue - Socio-Economic Studies, 31(4), 465-488. https://doi.org/10.5771/0935-9915-2020-4-465

This article examines the changing role of employee benefits in work regimes in light of the controversies associated with paternalism. We review historical (industrial, scientific, bureaucratic and sophisticated) and recent (libertarian) variants of... Read More about Employee benefits and paternalistic work regimes: Historical and contemporary perspectives on company welfare in Italy.

Trade union strategy in fashion retail in Italy and the USA: Converging divergence between institutions and mobilization? (2018)
Journal Article
Gasparri, S., Ikeler, P., & Fullin, G. (2019). Trade union strategy in fashion retail in Italy and the USA: Converging divergence between institutions and mobilization?. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 25(4), 345-361. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959680118817681

We investigate trade union strategies in fashion retail, a sector with endemic low-wages, precarity and a representation gap. Unions in Milan organized ‘zero-hours contract’ workers, while their counterparts in New York established an alternative cha... Read More about Trade union strategy in fashion retail in Italy and the USA: Converging divergence between institutions and mobilization?.

Shaping industrial relations in a digitalising services industry: Regional report for Southern Europe (2018)
Report
Gasparri, S., & Tassinari, A. (in press). Shaping industrial relations in a digitalising services industry: Regional report for Southern Europe

The UNI Europa project 'Shaping Industrial Relations in a Digitalising Services Industry - Challenges and Opportunities for Social Partners', in cooperation with 'ZSI – Zentrum für Soziale Innovation' and promoted by the European Commission, aims to... Read More about Shaping industrial relations in a digitalising services industry: Regional report for Southern Europe.

Le relazioni di lavoro (2018)
Book Chapter
Gasparri, S., & Dorigatti, L. (2018). Le relazioni di lavoro. In R. Semenza (Ed.), Il mondo del lavoro. Le prospettive della sociologia. UTET

Book chapter

Studying work in theory and practice: Insights for a globalising academia from the IR trajectory in Italy (2017)
Journal Article
Gasparri, S. (2017). Studying work in theory and practice: Insights for a globalising academia from the IR trajectory in Italy. Industrial Relations Journal, 48(4), 310-325. https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12182

This article investigates the relevance of context to the study of industrial relations by analysing the trajectory of an under-researched case outside the Anglo-Saxon hotspots, Italy. Three phases are put under the spotlight revealing a trajectory a... Read More about Studying work in theory and practice: Insights for a globalising academia from the IR trajectory in Italy.

La contrattazione di sito negli outlet: Uno scenario di rivitalizzazione all'italiana?
Journal Article
Gasparri, S. (in press). La contrattazione di sito negli outlet: Uno scenario di rivitalizzazione all'italiana?

Innovative forms of collective bargaining constitute a necessary answer to the challenges posed by productive fragmentation to workers’ representation. An example of such innovation is evident in three Factory Outlet Malls in Italy, where unions’ int... Read More about La contrattazione di sito negli outlet: Uno scenario di rivitalizzazione all'italiana?.