Attitudes to Australian industrial relations

the influence of political affiliation

R. M. Spillane*

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Abstract

Industrial relations in Australia is strongly influenced by the attitudes and values of those in positions of power and authority. Business executives and trade union officials generally attract considerable attention from the mass media and we are inclined to attribute to them considerable influence in the conduct of human resources management, particularly in the industrial relations arena. Less studied is the influence that managers in the middle of organisational hierarchies exert on the general industrial climate. It has often been assumed that middle‐level managers identify closely with senior management and therefore are likely to adopt similar views about industrial relations matters. 1981 Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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