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Industrial relations performance, economic performance, and QWL programs: An interplant analysis

  • Harry C. Katz
  • Thomas A. Kochan
  • Kenneth R. Gobeille
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    This study analyzes the relationship among plant-level measures of industrial relations performance, economic performance, and quality-of-working-life programs. The analysis employs pooled time-series and cross-section data from 18 plants within a division of General Motors for the years 1970-79. The empirical results show strong associations between industrial relations and economic performance measures and limited support for the hypothesis that quality-of-working-life efforts improve both kinds of performance. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)

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    Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

    Volume (Year): 37 (1983)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 3-17

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    Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:37:y:1983:i:1:p:3-17
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