Partnership and the High Performance Workplace - Work and Employment Relations in the Aerospace Industry

A. Danford, M. Richardson, P. Stewart, S. Tailby, M. Upchurch

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The promotion of workplace partnership in the high performance workplace has become central to policy debates on the 'modernization' of employment relations in British industry. This book provides critical insights into the dynamics of partnership by way of in-depth case studies of employee experience in an under-researched industry noted for its high concentrations of skilled workers and graduates. Drawing on rich interview and questionnaire data, the authors highlight considerable conflicts of interest in the development of partnership that derive from the competitive capitalist environment in which management strategies operate.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, United Kingdom
Number of pages263
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameFuture of Work
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


  • high performance workplace
  • work relations
  • employment relations
  • aerospace industry
  • trade union
  • organisation
  • restructuring
  • direct worker participation
  • employee development

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