Workplace partnership and the balance of advantage : a critical case analysis

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Title: Workplace partnership and the balance of advantage : a critical case analysis
Authors: Geary, John
Trif, Aurora
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Date: 2011
Online since: 2011-03-16T11:54:23Z
Abstract: Whether all parties to the employment relationship benefit from workplace partnership and with what consequences is one of the most persistent research questions in industrial relations scholarship. Three dominant theoretical frameworks are identified. They are the mutual gains, pessimistic and constrained mutuality perspectives. Using both quantitative and qualitative case study data, the paper queries the prevailing view that it is possible to categorise partnership outcomes as fitting neatly into one of these three theoretical perspectives. The paper investigates the critical role of employees’ perception of the distribution of partnership gains for their orientation to their employer and union, and in regard to their support for a continuation of a partnership approach.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Journal: British Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume: 49
Issue: 1
Start page: 44
End page: 69
Copyright (published version): 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd/London School of Economics
Keywords: Workplace partnershipIndustrial relationsMutual gains
Subject LCSH: Work environment
Industrial relations--Research
Industrial relations--Case studies
Partnership--Case studies
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2010.00827.x
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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