Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations

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Volume 16 of Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations (AILR) contains eight papers that deal with important, interesting and in some cases controversial aspects of industrial and labor relations. These include psychological versus pecuniary approaches to establishing an ownership culture, accounting for union collective action through resource acquisition and mobilization, union avoidance through "double breasting" in multinational companies, labor-management partnership and mutual gains in public services, ...

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Overview

Volume 16 of Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations (AILR) contains eight papers that deal with important, interesting and in some cases controversial aspects of industrial and labor relations. These include psychological versus pecuniary approaches to establishing an ownership culture, accounting for union collective action through resource acquisition and mobilization, union avoidance through "double breasting" in multinational companies, labor-management partnership and mutual gains in public services, high-involvement work systems and union-management communication networks, implications for women of private pension reform and personal accounts, competing ethical conceptions of the minimum wage, and a new paradigm for IR/HR theory and research. Several of these papers were winners of and originally presented in "Best Papers" sessions at annual meetings of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (USA).

In keeping with the international perspective of and audience for AILR, the papers contained in this volume draw evidence from various national settings, including the USA, Ireland, and especially the UK. Also in keeping with this perspective, the editors of AILR are pleased to announce that Professor Paul J. Gollan of the London School of Economics (LSE) and Macquarie University has been appointed co-editor of this research series beginning with Volume 17. AILR will continue to offer IR/HR scholars the opportunity to publish longer, deeper treatment of their research than is typically possible elsewhere, and will also continue to provide swift (i.e., within 90 days of submission), in-depth appraisals of submitted manuscripts. The journal's editors encouragesubmissions from scholars across a wide range of disciplines and research methodologies, reflecting the view that no single theoretical or empirical approach should dominate industrial and labor relations studies.

This volume in the series Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations contains two papers on industrial relations theory, four papers on high-involvement work practices of which three emphasize unions' roles in such practices, and two papers on labor markets. Taken as a whole, the papers constitute a rich mix of topics, disciplinary perspectives, theory and empiricism, field studies and large scale surveys, and quantitative and qualitative analyses. In this, they can be said to reflect the broad range of trends in contemporary industrial relations and human resource management research. The employment relationship and unionism remain at the heart of this research, though emphasis is increasingly being placed on connecting employment/labor/union/human resource management practices to outcomes at the individual, group, and organizational/enterprise levels of analysis

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  • ISBN-13: 9780892329090
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1987
  • Pages: 251

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Introduction ix

The Relative Importance of Psychological Versus Pecuniary Approaches to Establishing an Ownership Culture Benjamin B. Dunford Deidra J. Schleicher Liang Zhu 1

Accounting for Collective Action: Resource Acquisition and Mobilization in British Unions Paul Willman Alex Bryson 23

Subtle But Deadly? Union Avoidance Through "Double Breasting" Among Multinational Companies Patrick Gunnigle Jonathan Lavelle Anthony McDonnell 51

Does Labor-Management Partnership Deliver Mutual Gains? Evidence from the UK Public Services Vidu Badigannavar 75

The Effects of High-Involvement Work Systems on Employee and Union-Management Communication Networks Saul A. Rubinstein Adrienne E. Eaton 109

Human Resources Relations: A New Paradigm for Better Theorizing and Research on the HR/IR Field Kenneth F. Walker 137

Private Pension Reform and Personal Accounts in the UK: Implications for Women Sharon Hermes 161

The Minimum Wage and Competing Ethical Conceptions Oren M. Levin-Waldman 181

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