Strategic Negotiations makes a significant contribution to the literature on strategic choice (the explicit structuring by management and labor of business and bargaining strategies that use the economic and political environment as a framework to create bargaining power). The authors intentionally build upon previous work in A Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations, but this book also is a successful application of the three-tiered collective bargaining theory first developed in The Transformation of American Industrial Relations. Although scholars have identified strategic initiatives in the collective bargaining relationship, recent research has continued to emphasize economic explanations. This book provides an alternative framework of analysis. . . . [Strategic Negotiations] provides abundant evidence, both theoretical and empirical, that the traditional concerns of industrial relations researchers are still relevant.aIndustrial and Labor Relations ReviewCooperative initiatives in these industries focus on a number of issues relevant to business performance: product quality, employee involvement, training, work redesign, customer service, and even strategic business planning. What do these anbsp;...
|Author||:||Richard E. Walton, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Robert B. McKersie|
|Publisher||:||Cornell University Press - 2000|