From the British Worker Question to the Impact of HRM: Understanding the Relationship between Employment Relations and Economic Performance

17 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2012

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Stephen Procter

University of St. Andrews - Management School

Michael Rowlinson

Queen Mary, University of London

Date Written: January 2012

Abstract

The long‐running UK debate over the relationship between employment relations and economic performance is examined. Its four phases are identified as: British worker question, British economic miracle, ‘what do unions do?’ and Human Resource Management (HRM) and performance. Change in the terms of debate is observed. Important common threads are identified. Recommendations for future research are made.

Suggested Citation

Procter, Stephen and Rowlinson, Michael, From the British Worker Question to the Impact of HRM: Understanding the Relationship between Employment Relations and Economic Performance (January 2012). Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 43, Issue 1, pp. 5-21, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1986600 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2011.00646.x

Stephen Procter (Contact Author)

University of St. Andrews - Management School

North St
Saint Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJ
United Kingdom

Michael Rowlinson

Queen Mary, University of London ( email )

Mile End Road
London, London E1 4NS
United Kingdom

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