Automation and Industrial Relations (Signed copy)
Signed by the author, Edward B Shils
First US edition, hardback in dustrapper. 21.5 × 14.5cm, 360pp.
Signed and dedicated by Edward Shils to the Rt. Hon. Desmond Hirshfield, a trade union advisor.
From the wrapper: "Written by a leader in the field of industrial relations and education, this is the fist complete survey of the impact of automation on industrial relations. Dr. Shils' book offers a realistic appraisal of the problems and pitfalls of adjusting work and labor practices to the accelerated development in mechanization. He survey goes beyond the level of pure discussion, providing and enlightened evaluation of the economic, political, and social implications of automation- including documented case studies of six leading industries. It covers the effects of automation on collective bargaining agreements, job evaluation, wage administration, education and training, health and safety."
The book is in good clean condition, a little tanning to the page edges but with secure binding. The dustwrapper is very tatty with significant loss to the spine and chipped to the edges. However, a rare book to find signed.