Partnership, high performance work systems and quality of working life

Andy Danford, Mike Richardson, Paul Stewart, Stephanie Tailby, Martin Upchurch

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The paper measures the effects of workplace partnership and selected high performance work practices on four different dimensions of employee experience. Whilst the partnership-high performance work systems nexus seems to have little impact on employees' job satisfaction or sense of attachment, it does, however, have a negative impact on both workplace stress and employee evaluations of union performance. The analysis thus questions common assumptions about the inevitability of 'mutual gain' and the necessity of employer/unionpartnership. Introduction and research
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-166
Number of pages16
JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • workplace partnership
  • work practices
  • employee experience
  • job satisfaction


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