The Transformation of American Industrial Relations (2nd Edition)

TitleThe Transformation of American Industrial Relations (2nd Edition)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsKochan, Thomas A., Katz, H. C., and McKersie, R.
PublisherCornell ILR Press
CityIthaca, NY
Keywordseconomics, employment rules, industrial relations, John Dunlop, management, organizational structures, politics
Abstract

This book considers the level where bargaining takes place and who makes the key strategic decisions. It argues that decentralization in bargaining, management’s increased autonomy, and the switch to a bundle of workplace practices that included teams, contingent pay, employee participation, training, and employment security amounted to a transformation in the United States.