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Factors Influencing the Organisation and Style of Management and their Effect on the Pattern of Industrial Relations in Multi-National Corporations

  • B. C. Roberts

Abstract

This paper will seek to explore some of the factors that shape the industrial relations policies of management within the central and peripheral undertakings that together comprise a multi-national corporation. The factors involved can be classified into two groups:
  1. (1)

    those that are internal and are generated within the corporation;

     
  2. (2)

    those that are external and influence the corporation’s industrial relations from outside. There will be, of course, an interaction between the internal and external factors which will determine the dynamics of the corporation’s industrial relations at each location of its activities and through time.

     

Keywords

Host Country Trade Union Industrial Relation Mining Company International Management 
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Notes

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    John C. Shearer: High Level-Manpower in Overseas Subsidiaries (Princeton University, 1960).Google Scholar
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    See J. H. Dunning: American Investment in British Manufacturing Industry (G. Allen & Unwin, 1958 ).Google Scholar
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    See B. C. Roberts and L. Greyfié de Bellecombe: Collective Bargaining in African Countries (London, Macmillan, 1967; publication of the International Institute for Labour Studies, Geneva).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Harlan Cleveland and Gerard J. Mangone (eds.): The Art of Overseasmanship ( Syracuse, N.Y., Syracuse University Press, 1957 ).Google Scholar
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    John C. Shearer: High Level Manpower in Overseas Subsidiaries (Princeton University, 1960).Google Scholar
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    C. P. Hill, Shell Refining Company, London School of Economics Conference, July, 1968.Google Scholar
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    John C. Shearer: ‘Industrial Relations of American Corporations Abroad’, International Labour, I.R.R.A. Series (New York, 1967 ).Google Scholar

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© The International Institute for Labour Studies 1972

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