British Managers' Attitudes and Behaviour in Industrial Relations: A Twenty-Year Study

18 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2005

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Michael Poole

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Roger Mansfield

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Julian S. Gould-Williams

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Priya Mendes

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School

Abstract

A unique longitudinal study of Britain's managers conducted in 1980, 1990 and 2000 permits comparisons of managerial attitudes and behaviour in industrial relations over twenty years. We find clear evidence of the relationship between macro-level political and economic movements of the period from 1980 up until the late 1990s on managerial attitudes, the impact of changes in power relations and the 'lag effect' of institutions. The most unexpected findings are the modest rise of managerial unionism in the 1990s and the limited evidence of the replacement of collective bargaining by either individual or group involvement or by employee financial participation.

Suggested Citation

Poole, Michael and Mansfield, Roger and Gould-Williams, Julian S. and Mendes, Priya, British Managers' Attitudes and Behaviour in Industrial Relations: A Twenty-Year Study. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 117-134, March 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=688640

Michael Poole (Contact Author)

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Roger Mansfield

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School ( email )

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Cardiff, CF10 3EU
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Julian S. Gould-Williams

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

Priya Mendes

Cardiff University - Cardiff Business School ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

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