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The Ingredients in Productivity Agreements

  • R. B. McKersie
  • L. C. Hunter

Abstract

In the discussions in Chapters 2 and 3 of the evolution and spread of productivity bargaining in the period 1960–70, some attention was given to the changing nature of agreements, but the main thrust was to understand the diffusion that occurred in such bargaining during the decade. In contrast, the present chapter focuses on the content of productivity agreements themselves. Before turning to this content analysis, we would like to comment on the importance of the economic and technological context and of the objectives held by the parties in shaping the ingredients of productivity agreements. Then we can analyse the various aspects of achievement and reward with which productivity bargaining has concerned itself.

Keywords

Collective Bargaining Electricity Supply Wage Structure Work Measurement Skill Utilisation 
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© R. B. McKersie and L. C. Hunter 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. McKersie
    • 1
  • L. C. Hunter
    • 2
  1. 1.New York State School of Industrial and Labor RelationsCornell UniversityUSA
  2. 2.University of GlasgowUK

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