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Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Online from: 1979

Subject Area: Human Resource Management

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The Determinants of Trade Union Growth in Zambia since Independence

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Title:The Determinants of Trade Union Growth in Zambia since Independence
Author(s):Thomas Turner, (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Citation:Thomas Turner, (1992) "The Determinants of Trade Union Growth in Zambia since Independence", Employee Relations, Vol. 14 Iss: 2, pp.55 - 67
Keywords:Business cycles, Developing countries, Growth, Interventions, Trade unions, Zambia
DOI:10.1108/01425459210012707 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Explanations of union growth and decline are generally linked to trends in the business cycle which are reflected primarily in prices, wages and unemployment – an example of this approach is the Bain and Elsheikh model – explanations not entirely appropriate in a country with a developing economy and one-party state like Zambia. Finds political factors to be a more influential and more comprehensive explanation of union growth but the relationship between state and trade unions is set to change as a result of recent political changes in Zambia. Suggests effect on trade unions and membership levels will be considerable.

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