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dc.contributor.authorRoss, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorBamber, Gregen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:56:41Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:56:41Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-04-06T05:32:56Z
dc.identifier.issn00197939en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30525
dc.description.abstractUsing interview data collected between 1992 and 2009, the authors explore how deregulation of the Australian telecommunications sector and re-regulation of the labor market affected employment relations (ER) strategies at Telstra, Australia's former telecommunications monopoly. Labor market re-regulation reversed much of the previous institutional support for union activity, and unions struggled to adjust to this changed institutional context. Telstra's ER strategies included large-scale downsizing and outsourcing. It moved dramatically toward unitarist (anti-union) ER approaches, with a shift away from collective bargaining toward individual employment contracts. This history raises a more general question of the extent to which employers make strategic ER choices autonomously and the extent to which such choices reflect the influence of the national institutional context. The authors conclude that while the changing institutional context-in this case, primarily government regulation-facilitated Telstra's strategic choices, management ideology was an important intervening variable in determining such choices.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCornell Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/vol63/iss1/2/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom24en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto41en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIndustrial and Labor Relations Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume63en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306en_US
dc.titleStrategic choices in pluralist and unitarist employment relations regimes: A study of Australian telecommunicationsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Cornell University. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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