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    Partnership, ownership and control: the impact of corporate governance on employment relations

    Deakin, S. and Hobbs, R. and Konzelmann, Suzanne J. and Wilkinson, F. (2002) Partnership, ownership and control: the impact of corporate governance on employment relations. Employee Relations 24 (3), pp. 335-352. ISSN 0142-5455.


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    Prevailing patterns of dispersed share ownership and rules of corporate governance for UK listed companies appear to constrain the ability of managers to make credible, long-term commitments to employees of the kind needed to foster effective labour-management partnerships. We present case study evidence which suggests that such partnerships can nevertheless emerge where product market conditions and the regulatory environment favour a stakeholder orientation. Proactive and mature partnerships may also be sustained where the board takes a strategic approach to mediating between the claims of different stakeholder groups, institutional investors are prepared to take a long-term view of their holdings, and strong and independent trade unions are in a position to facilitate organisational change.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): labour-management partnerships, corporate governance, takeovers, human resource management, employee relations, mergers and acquisitions, partnering
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Responsible Business Centre
    Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2006
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:46


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