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The chimera of sustainable labour-management partnership

Dobbins, T. and Dundon, T. (2015) The chimera of sustainable labour-management partnership. British Journal of Management. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12128 (In Press)

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Abstract

The paper advances a threefold theoretical contribution using a system, society and dominance (SSD) effects framework to show how and why sustainable management�labour workplace partnerships are a chimera. First, managers (employers) find it increasingly difficult to keep workplace bargains with employees (unions) owing to increasingly neoliberal �system� effects associated with capitalism as a globalized accumulation model. Second, workplace mutuality will be rare because of �societal� level effects under voluntarism. Third, �dominance� effects arising from the power of dominant economies and their multinational corporations can inhibit workplace mutuality. Drawing on empirical case study data from Ireland, the future prognosis of management�labour collaboration under neoliberal work regimes is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences > Bangor Business School
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2015 02:28
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 02:20
ISSN: 1045-3172
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/5434
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12128
Publisher: Wiley
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