Employment Relations: The Psychology of Influence and Control at Work

Hartley, Jean and Stephenson, Geoffrey M eds. (1991). Employment Relations: The Psychology of Influence and Control at Work. Wiley-Blackwell.

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Abstract

The emergence of human resource management and new forms of employee relations underline the need to consider the social and psychological processes involved in management and employee relations. Focusing on the employment relationship - the processes of influence and control over work relations - this new book addresses many of the psychological and organizational issues raised in this growing field. Employment Relations covers key issues about social processes in employment relations: bargaining, industrial conflict and the construction of control. Newer emerging issues in employment relations are also examined, including employee commitment, equal opportunities, work socialization, and new forms of workers' participation in management. The first part focuses on the socialization processes which influence the acceptability and form of particular workplace relations. The book then considers strategic issues facing the two principal parties to employment relations: management (in Part 2) and trade unions (in Part 3). It goes on to look at the dynamics of interparty relations (Part 4). Finally, the broader organizational framework of workplace relations (Part 5) is examined. Written by experts in the field, Employment Relations will be invaluable reading for students of social and organizational psychology, management studies and industrial relations.

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