Online from: 1988
Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management
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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|
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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