Every industrializing community creates workers and managers, whose status and interrelations need to be defined. Industrial relations are created, and are usually a complex of interrelations between managers, agencies, workers, and government, together making up a “system.” This pioneering work, first published in 1958 and long out of print, presents a general theory of industrial relations and seeks to provide tools of analysis.
A Masterworks in Industrial Relations series book, edited by Albert A. Blum, Michigan State University.
About the Author
John T. Dunlop is David A. Wells Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University.