• 0. Introduction
  • 1. Theoretical approaches
  • 1.1. The concept of "wage relations"
  • 1.1.1. The broader context of the interactional system: the conceptof wage relations
  • 1.2. The conceptual framework: inquiries as to the outcome of aninteractional system
  • 1.2.1. First approach to the nature of change: the transformation ofthe interactional system and of wage relations
  • 1.2.2. The impact of change and the nature of activity
  • 1.3. Output and the transformation of wage relations
  • 1.3.1. Review of literature
  • 1.3.2. The historical periodicity of the rise of the question
  • 2. Methodological remarks: doing research in a firm
  • 3. Empirical field studies
  • 3.1. Empirical evidence
  • 3.2. The inquiry services in France and Germany
  • 3.2.1. Characteristic differences
  • 3.2.2. Characteristic similarities
  • 3.3. The transformation process
  • 3.3.1. The company level
  • 3.3.2. The comparison of local case studies: company-widemeasures versus local wage relations
  • 3.3.2.1. Company-wide measures
  • 3.3.2.2. Local wage relations
  • 4. Conclusion
  • Bibliography