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New employee relations strategies in Britain: towards individualism or partnership?

Bacon, Nicholas and Storey, John (2000). New employee relations strategies in Britain: towards individualism or partnership? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 38(3) pp. 407–427.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-85...
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8543.00171
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Abstract

This article addresses the themes of individualism, partnership and collectivism in British industrial relations by reporting on a detailed three-year case-study-based research project. Drawing on this data set, we offer insights into practical developments in contemporary workplaces and into the thinking of managers and employee representatives as they attempt to steer new paths in their relations. In particular, we examine what happens in practice when senior management teams, in previously collectivized organizations, set out with the explicit intent of shifting the balance of emphasis towards more "individualized" relations with employees and/or to devise new "partnership" arrangements.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2000 Blackwell Publishers Ltd, London School of Economics
ISSN: 1467-8543
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 38953
Depositing User: John Storey
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 09:56
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38953
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