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Labor-Management Cooperation: New Partnerships or Going in Circles?


  • William N. Cooke

    (Wayne State University)


Cooke answers important questions about labor-management cooperative efforts and addresses the problems undermining these efforts. His analyses are based on a variety of secondary data sources plus primary data from three nationwide surveys of plant managers, union leaders, and industry executives. Also included are several prescriptions for the success of labor-management cooperative efforts.

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  • William N. Cooke, 1990. "Labor-Management Cooperation: New Partnerships or Going in Circles?," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number labor, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:labor
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    Cited by:

    1. Joel Rogers, 1995. "United States: Lessons from Abroad and Home," NBER Chapters,in: Works Councils: Consultation, Representation, and Cooperation in Industrial Relations, pages 375-410 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. David G. Meyer & William N. Cooke, 1993. "US Labour Relations in Transition: Emerging Strategies and Company Performance," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 31(4), pages 531-552, December.
    3. Peter Haynes & Mick Marchington & Peter Boxall, 2006. "Workplace Union--Management Partnership: Prospects for Diffusion of Contemporary British Approaches in New Zealand," Asia Pacific Business Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(2), pages 225-241, April.
    4. Nicolas Bacon & Paul Blyton, 2006. "Union Co-operation in a Context of Job Insecurity: Negotiated Outcomes from Teamworking," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 44(2), pages 215-237, June.
    5. Ariel C. Avgar & Julie Anna Sadler & Paul Clark & Wonjoon Chung, 2016. "Labor–Management Partnership and Employee Voice: Evidence from the Healthcare Setting," Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 55(4), pages 576-603, October.
    6. Monica Rolfsen, 2013. "Transfer of labour-management partnership in multinational companies," Industrial Relations Journal, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 44(3), pages 316-331, May.
    7. Aurora Trif & Malcolm Brady, 2013. "Implications of game theory for theoretical underpinning of cooperative relations in workplace partnership," Industrial Relations Journal, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 44(3), pages 258-275, May.

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    labor-management cooperation; union-management cooperation; unions; collective bargaining;

    JEL classification:

    • J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining


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