of Newcastle upon Tyne INTRODUCTION It is a paradox that although industrial relations has one of the longest academic pedigrees in the management cannon, its influence on corporate business practice has been minimal. Comparison with for example, finance, management science, or business policy reveals amongst the latter a burgeoning armoury of tools and techniques with which businessmen have been eager to experiment. The reason for this disparity has been that corporate managements do not see industrial relations as a corporate concern - this has contributed to a reluctance on the part of academics to address issues of potential managerial interest. Recent industrial relations literature however, has suggested that this may be changing and this paper is part of that attempt to redress the balance. I argue that industrial relations should be an important strategic corporate concern and propose a definition of industrial relations derived from the business policy literature and an anecdotal picture of traditional, non-strategic industrial relations management. In the second half of the article, I argue that, like corporate strategies, the researching and recognition of industrial relations strategies is a complex task, and building upon two examples to illustrate that complexity, I attempt to clarify a
Journal of Management Studies – Wiley
Published: Jul 1, 1987
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera