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Partnership, high performance work systems and quality of working life

Danford, Andy; Richardson, Mike; Stewart, Paul; Tailby, Stephanie; Upchurch, Martin


Andy Danford

Mike Richardson

Paul Stewart

Stephanie Tailby

Martin Upchurch


The paper measures the effects of workplace partnership and selected high performance work practices on four different dimensions of employee experience. Whilst the partnership-high performance work systems nexus seems to have little impact on employees' job satisfaction or sense of attachment, it does, however, have a negative impact on both workplace stress and employee evaluations of union performance. The analysis thus questions common assumptions about the inevitability of 'mutual gain' and the necessity of employer/union partnership. © Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


Danford, A., Danford, A., Richardson, M., Stewart, P., Tailby, S., & Upchurch, M. (2008). Partnership, high performance work systems and quality of working life. New Technology, Work and Employment, 23(3 SPEC. ISS.), 151-166.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Publication Date Nov 1, 2008
Journal New Technology, Work and Employment
Print ISSN 0268-1072
Electronic ISSN 1468-005X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 3 SPEC. ISS.
Pages 151-166
Keywords partnership, high performance work systems, working life
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