Title

Workplace Relations in the Economic Crisis: A Comparison of a British and French Automobile Plant

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1986

Publication Title

Sociology

Department

Sociology & Anthropology

Abstract

This study tests the hypothesis that recent changes in political direction in Britain and France would have changed the previous patterns of workplace relations in comparable automobile plants in the two countries. It finds that there have indeed been changes in the workplace balance of power and, as predicted, in productivity. Changes in the accident rate, however, are more difficult to interpret.

ISSN

0038-0385