Journal article

Systems for Conflict Resolution in Comparative Perspective

M Behrens, AJS Colvin, L Dorigatti, AH Pekarek

ILR Review | SAGE Publications | Published : 2019

Abstract

A cornerstone of industrial relations theory is the idea that the potential for conflict is inherent in the employment relationship. Across countries, forms of workplace conflict and methods of conflict resolution take a range of different forms. Yet aside from attempts to understand cross-national variation in strikes, little research has examined systemic differences in the manifestation and management of workplace conflict. The authors seek to fill this void by analyzing through a comparative lens practices for addressing employment-related conflict in four countries: Germany, the United States, Italy, and Australia. In contrast to the unidimensional varieties of capitalism approach, they..

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