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Realities of Partnership at Work

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This is a definitive study of partnership at work in the UK, with extensive surveys and interviews in organizations from the finance, NHS and local government sectors. The authors challenge conventional assumptions about the mutual interest associated with partnership, and find evidence of work intensification where partnership has been introduced.

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Overview

This is a definitive study of partnership at work in the UK, with extensive surveys and interviews in organizations from the finance, NHS and local government sectors. The authors challenge conventional assumptions about the mutual interest associated with partnership, and find evidence of work intensification where partnership has been introduced.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230006973
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN UPCHURCH is Professor of International Employment Relations at Middlesex University Business School, London, UK where he convenes the Global Work and Employment Project. As well as writing and researching on UK industrial relations he has authored articles on labour related issues in Germany and the former Yugoslavia.

ANDY DANFORD is Professor of Employment Relations at the Centre for Employment Studies Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. He is the author of a number of books and jourbanal articles on the themes of trade union renewal and critical studies of lean production and the high performance workplace.

STEPHANIE TAILBY is Professor of Employment Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and is Director of the Centre for Employment Studies Research. Her other recent research focuses on the contingent workforce in the healthcare and finance industries.

MIKE RICHARDSON is Senior Lecturer in Employee Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. His research interests include labour history, industrial sociology and the labour process.

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Table of Contents

Partnership at Work
What is Partnership
The High Performance Workplace: Fact or Fiction?
Gambling with Employee Voice in the Finance Sector
Best Value in a Local Authority
Partnership on Prescription in the NHS
Goodbye Blue Sky: Partnership in the UK Aerospace Sector
Whither Partnership?

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