INDUSTRIAL-RELATIONS AND THE BRITISH ECONOMY IN THE 1990S - THATCHER LEGACY
UNSPECIFIED. (1992) INDUSTRIAL-RELATIONS AND THE BRITISH ECONOMY IN THE 1990S - THATCHER LEGACY. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 29 (5). pp. 571-589. ISSN 0022-2380Full text not available from this repository.
The authors challenge the view that the UK Conservative governments during the 1980s achieved important advances in industrial performance through the abandonment of corporatist policies that allowed management to regain the initiative and push through changes in work organization. The article takes issue with the idea that collective labour institutions necessarily impair economic efficiency, and it points up important connections between Thatcher's offensive against organized labour and the enduring weaknesses in human capital and technology. The article has three sections: the first examines labour markets and industrial relations; the second analyses government regulation; and the third assesses trends and prospects for the future, with emphasis on employment flexibility and labour productivity. The authors conclude with some comments on future prospects in the context of Britain's fuller integration in Europe.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 571-589|
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