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Industrial Relations Alan Fox

EITHER (A) Dunlop’s model of an industrial relations system has been summarized as having four interrelated elements: (1) Actors (2) Contexts (3) Ideology and (4) Rules. Use this summary to explain Dunlop’s model of industrial relations. OR (B) Summarize the contributions of ANY THREE (3) of these contributors to Theory in Industrial Relations: (a) John Dunlop (b) Alan Flanders (c) Alan Fox (d) H. A. Clegg In Salamon’s Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice, he discusses the Unitary, Pluralistic ...

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Industrial Relations

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS PERSPECTIVES UNITARY THEORY Workplace “has one source of authority and one source of loyalty” (Fox 1996: p. 3) - Dunlop (1958) argues that in a unitary theory, work organizations are integrated institutions with workers and management working in harmony. - Thus no conflict thesis is a dubious integration. It thrives on assumptions that all workers identify not only with the aims of the enterprise but also with the operating methods (Seifert 1992)...

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HOW COMPONENTS OF EACH OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT AFFECT INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS It is common knowledge that industrial relations cannot exist in isolation as it takes place within a system comprising of factors, each of which affects all the other factors. A change in one factor will bring about a change in each of the other factors. It goes without saying therefore that certain external forces influence the industrial relations system and in turn, it also impacts on the outside environment...

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Industrial Relations

issues and problems associated with industrial relations, it is desirable to study its various evolutionary phases. Practically speaking, the growth of industrial relations in India is in no way different from that of other parts of the globe. The various stages of industrial relations progressed from primitive stage to factory or industrial capitalism stage. The emergence of tripartite consultative system and voluntary and statutory approach to industrial relations, immensely contributed to the...

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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES Industrial Relations Introduction • relations which are the outcome of the employment relationship in an industrial enterprise • every industrial relations system creates a complex of rules and regulations to govern the work place and work community • main purpose: to maintain harmonious relations between labour and management by solving their problems through collective bargaining • the government/state shapes industrial relations with the help of...

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Industrial Relations

There are 3 perspectives on understanding the nature of workplace rules. They usually are referred to as ‘frames of reference’. The first debate on frames of references was made by Fox (1966), when he described and showed the differences between unitary and pluralist approaches. Unitary approach is the system based on employers and his employees’ identity of interest. There is only one source of authority and one focus of loyalty. This is the reason that in unitary approach work is based on team...

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industrial relations

Introduction: It is the intention of this essay to critically discuss and analyse the various relevant theories related to industrial relations and changes that had taken place since 2005 in industrial relations that have impacted employment relations at the workplace and how they improved the workplace conditions. This will be carried out by exhibiting the brief history industrial relations and changes in Australia. It will provide a brief overview of Fair Work Act 2009 in comparison to the Work Choices...

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industrial relation

 Definitions Trevor Taylor (1979) defines International Relations as "a discipline, which tries to explain political activities across state boundaries". According to Ola, Joseph (1999), "International relations are the study of all forms of interactions that exist between members of separate entities or nations within the international system". Seymon Brown (1988) thus defines international relations as "the investigating and study of patterns of action and “reactions amongsovereign states...

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Definition of Industrial Relations

The study if industrial relations like some other fields of study present a complex set of definitions of which none is universally agreed as the most appropriate definition. Some authors advocate for the definition of the scope of industrial relations in narrow terms in order to grasp its concepts, while others prefer a broader view of a network of social relationships in the industry. Flanders (1965:10) articulates that the study of industrial relations may be described as a study of institutions...

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Major Perspectives in Industrial Relations

perspectives in industrial relations. These perspectives are unitary perspective, pluralist perspective and Marxist perspective as Dzimbiri (2008) suggests. The essay discusses each perspective in detail and further analyzes the one which provide an explanation of the employment relations in the modern work organizations. Having done that the essay finally gives a conclusion. It has to be mentioned that in the beginning, the essay starts by defining the term ‘Industrial Relations’. DEFINITIONS ...

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