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Industrial Relations Performance, Economic Performance, and QWL Programs: An Interplant Analysis
Faculty Publications - Labor Relations, Law, and History
  • Harry C. Katz, Cornell University
  • Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kenneth R. Gobeille , General Motors Corporation
Publication Date
10-1-1983
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Abstract
"This study analyzes the relationship among plant-level measures of industrial relations performance, economic performance, and quality-of-working-life programs. The analysis employs pooled time-series and cross-section data from 18 plants within a division of General Motors for the years 1970-79. The empirical results show strong associations between industrial relations and economic performance measures and limited support for the hypothesis that quality-of-working-life efforts improve both kinds of performance."
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Katz, H.C., Kochan, T.A., & Gobeille, K.R. (1983). Industrial relations performance, economic performance, and QWL programs: An interplant analysis. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 37, 3-17.
http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cb/31/

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Harry C. Katz, Thomas A. Kochan and Kenneth R. Gobeille. "Industrial Relations Performance, Economic Performance, and QWL Programs: An Interplant Analysis" (1983)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/harry_katz/3/