Workplace industrial relations and training

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Author: Heyes, Jason


In this chapter, the author provides a review of the existing literature on training and workplace industrial relations and examines the interests of managers, unions and employees as they relate to training. The first section discusses the issue of vocational education and training (VET) and organisational competitive performance and highlights the key themes of the chapter. The author demonstrates how the economics and human resource management literature has drawn academic enquiry away from the social dimension of skill formation and draws attention to the consequential limited...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Industry; Skills and knowledge; Management; Economics; Research; Employment

Keywords: Union; Human capital; Human resources; Workplace; Economic factor; Attitude; Labour relations; Employees; Employers

Published: London, England: Macmillan Press, 2000

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Pages: pp.148-168

ISBN: 0333616723

Statement of responsibility: Jason Heyes

Series editors: Gibson Burrell, Mick Marchington, Paul Thompson

Resource type: Book chapter

Call number: TD/TNC 70.230

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