Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Dual alignment of industrial relations activity: from strategic choice to mutual gains

Avgar, Ariel and Kuruvilla, Sarosh (2011) Dual alignment of industrial relations activity: from strategic choice to mutual gains. Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, 18. pp. 1-39. ISSN 0742-6186

Full text not available from this repository.
Identification Number: 10.1108/S0742-6186(2011)0000018004

Abstract

This chapter addresses a practical industrial relations problem, namely the absence of a monitoring framework to assess and improve labor–management relations in organizations. The authors argue that assessing and improving organizational labor relations requires attention to both vertical and horizontal alignments of labor relations institutions and practices. Vertical alignment refers to the internal consistency across the strategic, functional, and workplace levels noted by Kochan, Katz, and McKersie in their strategic choice framework (1986). Drawing on two “best practice” labor relations cases, Saturn and Kaiser Permanente as well as two original case studies of healthcare organizations, the authors develop the notion of horizontal alignment, i.e., the internal consistency across labor relations processes, substantive issues, and outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0742-6186(2011)00000180...
Additional Information: © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Research centres and groups > Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 08:56
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 09:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/44528

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item