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The participant observer and groups in conflict: a case study from industry

Glendon, Ian (1977) The participant observer and groups in conflict: a case study from industry. PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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Abstract

Between 1969 and 1971, I undertook a participant observation study of a firm in the South of England. During this time, data were collected on relationships between trade union and management parties fram the point of view of inter-group conflict and resolution. Of particular note during this period were events leading up to a strike, and the aftermath of this strike. In 1976, I contacted the firm again, and was given per.mission to conduct a brief follow-up study consisting mainly of interviews with those who in 1970, and/or in 1976, held positions central to industrial relations at the firm. The findings from these two studies comprise the empirical content of Parts I and II, contained in Volume I of this thesis. The chapters comprising Part III of the thesis, contained in Volume II, explore some of the theoretical, methodological, and value issues which arise from the empirical study.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: © 1977 Ian Glendon
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Economics
Supervisor: Oppenheim, Bram
URI: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/3310

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