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Employment relations, cost minimisation and inter-organisational contracting.

Vincent, S. and Grugulis, I. (2009) 'Employment relations, cost minimisation and inter-organisational contracting.', Industrial relations journal., 40 (1). pp. 40-59.


This article explores and theorises the employment relations consequences of cost minimisation in the management of inter-organisational contracts for less-skilled work. Case-study data reveal that cost minimisation creates and exacerbates employment relations problems, with the ‘success’ of particular tactics dependent on the relative tractability of broader economic conditions and social relationships.

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