Industrial Conflict and Its Management in Selected Nigerian Manufacturing Companies

International Journal of Organizational Leadership 4(2015) 430-439

10 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2019

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This study examined industrial conflict and its management strategies in selected manufacturing companies in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study utilized co-relational survey method which involves the use of structured questionnaire and personal observation to elicit information from the respondents. Participants comprised of staffs of three manufacturing companies in Lagos, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was employed in selecting the respondents from the three manufacturing companies under the study. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistic including tables, frequency counts, and percentages as well as mean scores. The findings revealed that the causes of conflict in manufacturing companies in Lagos State, Nigeria include poor means of communicating grievances to top managers, unfavorable economic and industrial policies, poor employee compensation and welfare among others. Therefore, this study concluded that managers should combine strategies such as bargaining, collaboration and avoidance when dealing with industrial conflict to maintain cordial and productive labour-management relationship.

Suggested Citation

Solaja, Mayowa, Industrial Conflict and Its Management in Selected Nigerian Manufacturing Companies (2015). International Journal of Organizational Leadership 4(2015) 430-439, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3330488

Mayowa Solaja (Contact Author)

University of Ibadan ( email )

University of Ibadan
Ibadan, OR Oyo Stase 10001
Nigeria

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