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The relationship between workers and firms are changing worldwide. Nowhere is this more evident than in the psychological contracts of employment. This book combines the cross-national perspectives of organizational scholars from thirteen countries to examine how societies differ in the nature of psychological contracts in employment and how global business initiatives are bridging these differences. The contributors include social scientists with deep knowledge of the particular societies they describe, and whose personal scholarship involves psychological contract phenomena locally as well as abroad. Readers of Denise Rousseau's award winning book, Psychological Contract in Organizations (Sage 1995) will welcome the extension of this ground-breaking work into the global arena.

Psychological Contracts in Australia: A “Fair Go” or a “Not-So-Happy Transition”?
Psychological contracts in australia: A “fair go” or a “not-so-happy transition”?
BorisKabanoffNerina L.JimmiesonMalcolm J.Lewis

The American has traditionally expected to find a gamut running from rags to riches, from tramps to millionaires…. Equality did not mean uniform position on a common level, but it did mean universal opportunity to move through a scale which traversed many levels.

David Morris Potter (1954, pp. 91–92)

The conception of equality which prevails in Australia is one which places great stress on the enforcement of a high minimum standard of material well-being for all…. Constitutional liberalism, which thinks in terms of uniform general laws, would create a set of bureaucratic rules to enforce equal treatment.

Solomon Encel (1970, p. 57)

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