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Sound Labour Relations Depends on Impartial Outlook (An Overview Actively Apart From Management)


  • Dr. Rana Zehra Masood

    () (Faculty Member, Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh)


The purpose of this Paper is, primarily, to provide an overview of events which have influenced, or are influencing, the development of labor relations. Labor relations is ought to be an essential part of management systems and techniques, and not as a discipline or activity apart from management. It seeks to clarify what sound labor relations are, and thereafter to emphasize the importance and objectives of sound industrial relations in the current - and to some extent in the future context. It examines the role of various systems and mechanisms at different levels (national/industry/enterprise) as well as their contribution to promoting sound labour relations. It also attempts to identify some of the factors determining labour relations along with the factors responsible for poor labour relations and elements which may generally be regarded as features of a good labour relations system. It is not suggested that all these elements should co-exist in a system for it to qualify as a sound one, but rather it is intended to point out available options which can help to change a conflictual system into an additional cooperative one. Last of all, the Paper identifies current issues in industrial relations.

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  • Dr. Rana Zehra Masood, 2010. "Sound Labour Relations Depends on Impartial Outlook (An Overview Actively Apart From Management)," Journal of Commerce and Trade, Society for Advanced Management Studies, vol. 5(1), pages 55-65, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:5:y:2010:i:1:p:55-65

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    stress; employee attraction; pressure; turnover; retention strategies;

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    • A0 - General Economics and Teaching - - General
    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General


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