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Partnership and modernisation in employment relations

Mark Stuart og Miguel Martínez Lucio

Routledge 2004 272 s. ISBN 0415304318
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

This collection examines the significance of partnership-based approaches to the modernisation of employment relations. Drawing from the work of leading researchers the contemporary interest in partnership is situated within an historical, political and practical context. Particular attention is given to exploring and understanding the practices and experiences of partnership at the workplace.


1. Partnership and the Modernisation of Employment Relations: An Introduction

Mark Stuart and Miguel Martinez Lucio

2. Partnership and Voice, With or Without Trade Unions: Changing

UK Management Approaches to Organisational Participation

Peter Ackers, Mick Marchington, Adrian Wilkinson and Tony


3. Assessing Partnership Approaches to Lifelong Learning: 'A New and

Modern Role for Trade Unions'?

Helen Rainbird

4. Working Corporations: Corporate Governance and Innovation in

Labour-Management Partnerships in Britain

Simon Deakin, Richard Hobbs, Suzanne J. Konzelmann and

Frank Wilkinson

5. Developing Partnership Relationships: A Case of Leveraging Power

Sarah Oxenbridge and William Brown

6. Trade Union Representatives¿ Attitudes and Experiences of the Principles and Practices of Partnership

Mark Stuart and Miguel Martinez Lucio

7. Management and union motives in the negotiation of partnership: a case study of process and outcome at an Engineering Company

David Wray

8. The Promotion and Prospects of Partnership at Inland Revenue: Employer and Union Hand in Hand?

David Beale

9. Breaking with, and Breaking, `Partnership¿: The case of the Postal Workers and Royal Mail in Britain

Gregor Gall

10. Seeking Partnership for the Contingent Workforce

Edmund Heery, Hazel Conley, Rick Delbridge, Paul Stewart

11. Social Partnership Agreements in Britain

John Kelly

12. Employees¿ Experiences of Workplace Partnership in the Private

and Public Sector

Mike Richardson, Paul Stewart, Andy Danford, Stephanie Tailby and Martin


13. Workplace Partnership and the Search for Dual Commitment

William K. Roche and John F. Geary

14. Whose (Social) Partnership

Richard Hyman

15. Where Next for Partnership?

Mark Stuart and Miguel Martinez Lucio