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Chapter 22: The High Performance Work Systems Literature in Industrial Relations
The High Performance Work Systems Literature in Industrial Relations
Over the last decade and a half, the high performance work system literature has become a major stream of interest in the field of industrial relations (IR). Whether the new system of work organization is called high involvement, transformed, mutual gains, or high commitment, this body of work has generated much attention-both by researchers engaged in studying high performance workplace practices and by the parties themselves in trying to understand how to implement the new forms of work organization that are seen to be the way out of their competitive difficulties. The attention devoted to high performance work practices has sparked a renaissance and brought vibrancy to ...