Addressing the productivity challenge? Government-sponsored partnership programs in Australia and New Zealand

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Show simple item record MacNeil, J en Haworth, Nigel en Rasmussen, E en 2012-05-23T20:39:35Z en 2011-11 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Human Resource Management 22(18):3813-3820 Nov 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 0958-5192 en
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dc.description.abstract In this article we investigate the role of soft regulation in the implementation of government industrial relations policy. Specifically, we examine two government programs to foster workplace reform through partnership; the Best Practice Program in Australia from 1991 to 1996, and government interventions from 1999 culminating in the creation of the Partnership Resource Centre (PRC) in 2005 in New Zealand. We conclude that both Programs have been successful in generating change in directly participating organisations. Despite identifying several factors which are likely to help embed a partnership approach, the evidence in our cases suggest that changes are difficult to sustain, or to diffuse to other workplaces. We conclude that in Australia and New Zealand soft regulation may have become the only acceptable model for government to promote workplace partnership. en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Human Resource Management en
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dc.title Addressing the productivity challenge? Government-sponsored partnership programs in Australia and New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09585192.2011.622926 en
pubs.issue 18 en
pubs.begin-page 3813 en
pubs.volume 22 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Taylor & Francis en
pubs.end-page 3820 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 295917 en Business and Economics en Management & Intl Business en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-16 en

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