1st Edition

Partnership at Work The Quest for Radical Organizational Change

By Bill Roche, John Geary Copyright 2006
    290 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    296 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    The partnership established between the Irish Airports Authority and its trade unions in the mid-1990s was groundbreaking in promoting union and staff involvement in all aspects of company decision-making. This book charts the progress, achievements and obstacles faced by the partnership based on full access to the partners, documents, observations on how the partnership functioned and three surveys of the company's workforce.

    1. Understanding Voluntary Partnership  2. The Case and Research Methods  3. The Emergence and Development of Partnership  4. Partnership and Commercial Strategy  5. Senior Managers  6. Middle Managers  7. Trade Unions   8. Employee Attitudes and Behaviour  9. Dual Commitment  10. The Breakdown of Partnership  11. Advocates, Critics and Partnership


    William K. Roche is Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources at University College Dublin, and Honorary Professor at the School of Management and Economics, The Queen’s University of Belfast.

    John F. Geary is Associate Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources and Director of Doctoral Studies and Post-Doctoral Training at the College of Business and Law, University College Dublin.