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    Partnership in practice

    Hudson, M. and Konzelmann, Suzanne J. and Wilkinson, F. (2002) Partnership in practice. Working Paper. ESRC Centre for Business Research, Cambridge, UK.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines human resource management practices adopted in a group of eight case study firms and their tendencies towards versus away from partnership. The analysis is based on data collected during interviews with 124 employees (75 in organisations tending towards partnership and 49 in organisations tending away from partnership) and senior managers, conducted in 1997-1998 for the Job Insecurity and Work Intensification Survey (JIWIS). Drawing on the perspectives of senior managers and employees, we examine the tendency of firms towards and away from partnership in employment relations; and in keeping with the JIWIS methodology (Burchell et.al., 2001) we combine quantitative and qualitative evidence in our analysis. Specifically, we are interested in what partnership looks like in these different contexts, the reasons it is pursued (or not), the degree to which companies have been successful in achieving their partnership objectives (from the perspective of both management and employees), and the conditions that have either facilitated or impeded partnership in relationships with employees.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): industrial partnership, corporate governance, cooperation
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Corporate Governance and Ethics, London Centre for
    Depositing User: Suzanne Konzelmann
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2013 14:56
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 11:07
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5854

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