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International Journal of Public Sector Management

ISSN: 0951-3558

Online from: 1988

Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management

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Trade unions and employment relations in the context of public sector change: The public sector, “old welfare states” and the politics of managerialism


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Title:Trade unions and employment relations in the context of public sector change: The public sector, “old welfare states” and the politics of managerialism
Author(s):Miguel Martínez Lucio, (University of Bradford School of Management, Bradford, UK)
Citation:Miguel Martínez Lucio, (2007) "Trade unions and employment relations in the context of public sector change: The public sector, “old welfare states” and the politics of managerialism", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 20 Iss: 1, pp.5 - 15
Keywords:Industrial relations, Managerialism, Public sector organizations, Trade unions
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/09513550710722670 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

Purpose – This paper aims to study the impact of new types of market-based management systems in Western European public sector industrial relations.

Design/methodology/approach – It reviews the main literature on the topic and relevant policy texts.

Findings – It points to the different dimensions of public sector change in terms of industrial relations and outlines some of the contradictory outcomes and ongoing continuities.

Research limitations/implications – It is a general overview of key developments.

Practical implications – It is relevant for a discussion of the general trends and dynamic of public sector industrial relations.

Originality/value – It manages to take an overview of changes in the public sector and point to the uncertain development of a new market approach.



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