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Looking out of the black-hole: non-union relations in an SME

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dc.contributor.author Dundon, Tony en
dc.contributor.author Grugulis, Irena en
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Adrian en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-27T09:25:59Z en
dc.date.available 2011-07-27T09:25:59Z en
dc.date.issued 1999 en
dc.identifier.citation T. Dundon, I. Grugulis and A. Wilkinson, 1999, Looking out of the Black-Hole: non-union relations in an SME, Employee Relations, Vol. 22 (3), pp 251-66 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2081 en
dc.description.abstract Using a single case study approach this paper provides empirical evidence about managerial practices in a small, non-unionised firm which represents many of the features characteristic of the black-hole of no unions and no HRM. The efficacy of recent union organising strategies are explored against the context of pleasant and unpleasant employee experiences, paternalistic management and labour and product markets. It is argued that the ideology of a family culture is a significant barrier to a new organising model of unionism. Consequently, the evidence supports the case that family-run firms can be highly exploitative to which State support may be necessary to extend collective representation in smaller firms en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Employee Relations Journal en
dc.subject Employee relations en
dc.subject Small firms en
dc.subject Industrial relations en
dc.subject Human resource management en
dc.subject Union organising strategies en
dc.subject Management en
dc.title Looking out of the black-hole: non-union relations in an SME en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/01425459910273099 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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