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Developing positive employment relations: international experiences of labour management partnership

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Offering a critical assessment of the main conceptual debates concerning labour management partnership and cooperation at the workplace, this book evaluates the search for positive employment relations in five countries. The provision of collective employee representation, normally through trade unions, is central to most definitions of labour management partnership, and the aim is to develop collaborative relationships between unions, employers and employee representatives for the benefit all parties. While traditionally associated with employment relations in the coordinated market economies of the continental European nations, partnership approaches have attracted increasing attention in recent decades in the liberal market economies of the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Developing Positive Employment Relations assesses the conceptual debates, reviews the employment relations context in each of these countries, and provides workplace case studies of the dynamics of partnership at the enterprise level

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Editor(s): Johnstone S, Wilkinson A

Publication type: Edited Book

Publication status: Published

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Year: 2016

Number of Pages: 334

Print publication date: 15/06/2016

Online publication date: 10/05/2016

Acceptance date: 30/10/2015

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Place Published: Basingstoke


DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-42772-4

Notes: eISBN 9781137427724

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ISBN: 9781137427700


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