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De-collectivism and managerial ideology: towards an understanding of trade union opposition

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dc.contributor.author Dundon, Tony en
dc.contributor.author Harney, Brian en
dc.contributor.author Cullinane, Tony en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-27T10:32:24Z en
dc.date.available 2011-07-27T10:32:24Z en
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation T. Dundon, B. Harney and N. Cullinane, 2010, De-collectivism and Managerial Ideology: towards an understanding of trade union opposition, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy. 4(3/4): 267-281 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2088 en
dc.description.abstract Employers have long preferred to manage without the incursion of a trade union in company affairs. Much of the extant literature views managerial opposition to unions in terms of discrete typologies of union suppression and/or substitution. In this paper we present a conceptual analysis that questions the efficacy of such approaches. Given the limitations identified, the paper argues that managerial ideology provides a deeper theoretical and historically grounded form of analysis to explain hostility towards collective forms of worker representation. The paper explores the antecedents of managerial ideology and the logic to how and why trade unions are opposed. It concludes that as ideology drives managerial decollectivising strategies, lessons can be learnt for future union organising en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy en
dc.subject Management ideology en
dc.subject Union avoidanace en
dc.subject Theory of management thought en
dc.subject J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics en
dc.title De-collectivism and managerial ideology: towards an understanding of trade union opposition en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMCP.2010.037812 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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