ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Arguing for 'Industrial Relations'

This paper argues that the bilateral nature of labour-management relations is being obfuscated today by a unitarian management project. Democracy in the business organisation and the workplace in particular has to have an organic evolution and not through a motivation plan from above. Institutions of industrial relations including the union and collective bargaining can be the best via media for bringing in new institutions that are genuinely imbued with a participative and cooperative character. The paper reviews a sample of contemporary writings that focus on why unions still matter, new possibilities for unions and union-participatory approaches to management.

Globalisation of Capital, Multinational Corporations and Labour-Towards a Perspective

In the pursuit of strategies of accumulation and profitability global capital is pushing through an increasingly 'borderless world1 and emerging as the dominant global social-economic-cultural power. The other side of the coin is the emergence of a global working class(es) working directly or indirectly for global capital. This article examines the manner in which companies, especially in Asia, are globalising and the strategies they tend to follow. Strategies adopted by a leading multinational, British American Tobacco, and its Indian affiliate, itself aspiring to become a multinational, are examined as illustrative of a generalising phenomenon.

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