Industrial Relations in Small Firms: Small Isn't Beautiful

1st Edition

Al Rainnie

Routledge
Published June 13, 2018
Reference - 194 Pages
ISBN 9781138679924 - CAT# Y265910
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Small Business

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Summary

Originally published in 1989, this book analyses the economic and political position of the small firm in the 1980s, and in particular the relationship between small and large firms in an advanced capitalist economy. Focusing on the printing and clothing industries, it examines the industrial relation practices in these two contrasting sectors and shows that apparent industrial relations harmony – for example, the lack of strikes – should be put down to the powerlessness of the workforce rather than to contentment.

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