Peter G. Gahan

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A significant strand of recent social-scientific writing on Ireland has assigned great importance to various forms of “collaborative production”: new forms of work organisation, partnership and direct employee involvement — even suggesting that their growing diffusion might have played a major role in Ireland’s exceptional economic performance during the(More)
Mathematically tractable models of unionism have been well developed and are widely used in the economics literature. However, assumptions about union goals and preferences, and how these are determined, are not supported by extensive empirical evidence. Following the lead of Clark and Oswald [1993], this paper explores these questions through a survey of(More)
The analysis of Australian union behaviour, growth and structure has centred on the relationship between unions and arbitration. To varying degrees it has been assumed that Australian unions are, through their involvement and legal incorporation into the arbitral system of labour market regulation and dispute settlement, dependent on arbitration for the(More)
South Africa faces many difficult problems is designing economic institutions in the post apartheid era. No sub-set is more controversial than those which condition and structure exchange in the labour market. What set of institutions will help to solve the key social problems of inequality and unemployment in a way which is compatible with economic growth(More)
When the Workplace Relations Act 1996 was introduced by the current government in 1996, it was justified on the basis that it provided a regulatory framework which allowed firms to structure their industrial relations practices to suit their own needs and those of their employees. It was argued at the time the Act would provide a basis for generating more(More)
The glue that binds’: Workplace climate, human resource systems and performance Donna Buttigieg, Monash University, and Peter Gahan, Deakin University There is now a substantial body of research examining the relationship between human resources (HR) and organisational performance. During the last decade, this research has focused on the impacts of(More)
PURPOSE Throwing loads are known to be closely related to injury risk. However, for logistic reasons, typically only pitchers have their throws counted, and then only during innings. Accordingly, all other throws made are not counted, so estimates of throws made by players may be inaccurately recorded and underreported. A potential solution to this is the(More)
Over the last decade a large decline in union membership and influence has been observed in many countries. This observation has prompted many researchers to consider the means by which individual unions are able to mitigate the effects of less favourable economic and political conditions on their functions as institutions designed to represent and defend(More)
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