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Employer–employee relations in a state-owned power sector undertaking: an analysis

Employer–employee relations in a state-owned power sector undertaking: an analysis The purpose of this paper is to explore the significant predictors that have an impact on cultivating an environment of positive employer–employee relations in power sector organization.Design/methodology/approachPrimary data were gathered by administering a structured questionnaire among 154 respondents (executives and non-executives) of a state-owned power sector of India. Exploratory factor analysis and multiple regression analysis were employed for statistical analysis of the data using SPSS (version 20).FindingsThe analysis used a total of 17 independent variables, and only three factors were extracted, namely organizational justice (OJ), employee empowerment (EE) and conflict management (CM), and established as the significant predictors of employee relation (ER). The proposed hypotheses were found to be statistically significant.Practical implicationsThis scholarly endeavor provides plausible insights regarding the predictors vital for nurturing harmonious ER in power sector undertakings. It becomes highly imperative for both managers and academicians for developing strategies to cultivate a facilitative work environment to generate contented and competent workforce that can confront the challenging business world.Originality/valueThis work is a distinct manifestation of exhibiting quality relationships among the organizational entities by integrating the association of OJ, EE and CM for flourishing cordial employee relations (ERs) in the new perspective of power sector. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial and Commercial Training Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0019-7858
DOI
10.1108/ict-11-2017-0094
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the significant predictors that have an impact on cultivating an environment of positive employer–employee relations in power sector organization.Design/methodology/approachPrimary data were gathered by administering a structured questionnaire among 154 respondents (executives and non-executives) of a state-owned power sector of India. Exploratory factor analysis and multiple regression analysis were employed for statistical analysis of the data using SPSS (version 20).FindingsThe analysis used a total of 17 independent variables, and only three factors were extracted, namely organizational justice (OJ), employee empowerment (EE) and conflict management (CM), and established as the significant predictors of employee relation (ER). The proposed hypotheses were found to be statistically significant.Practical implicationsThis scholarly endeavor provides plausible insights regarding the predictors vital for nurturing harmonious ER in power sector undertakings. It becomes highly imperative for both managers and academicians for developing strategies to cultivate a facilitative work environment to generate contented and competent workforce that can confront the challenging business world.Originality/valueThis work is a distinct manifestation of exhibiting quality relationships among the organizational entities by integrating the association of OJ, EE and CM for flourishing cordial employee relations (ERs) in the new perspective of power sector.

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Industrial and Commercial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 5, 2018

Keywords: Employee relations; Organizational justice; Employee empowerment; Conflict management; Employee; Power sector

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