Changing the Rules of the Game: The Impact of Privatization on Firm Industrial Relations.

McCarthy, D., Reeves, E. and Turner, T., 2011. Changing the Rules of the Game: The Impact of Privatization on Firm Industrial Relations. Public Management Review, 13 (6), pp. 845-860.

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DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2010.539114

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of privatization on the relative bargaining strength of management and trade unions. Findings are based on a study of Ireland’s largest telecoms provider, Eircom, which has been privatized since 1999. The privatization of Eircom adopted a stakeholder approach, under which employee share-ownership and management-union partnership played an important role in firm restructuring. Findings show that despite this approach privatization has resulted in a significant decrease in the perceived bargaining strength of unions and an increase in the perceived bargaining strength of management.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1471-9037
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employee share-ownership industrial relations privatization
Subjects:Social Sciences > Economics
Group:Business School
ID Code:20406
Deposited By:Mr Dermot McCarthy
Deposited On:05 Sep 2012 11:18
Last Modified:05 Sep 2012 11:18

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