The Indian Industrial Relations System: Struggling to Address the Dynamics of a Globalizing Economy

  title={The Indian Industrial Relations System: Struggling to Address the Dynamics of a Globalizing Economy},
  author={Elizabeth Hill},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Relations},
  pages={395 - 410}
  • Elizabeth Hill
  • Published 20 May 2009
  • Economics
  • Journal of Industrial Relations
The industrial relations system in India has been under pressure for decades and new problems are emerging as the country becomes more integrated into the global economy. The main architecture of the system was established prior to Independence and remains mostly unchanged. The system is highly centralized and the state is the main mediator between capital and labour. Unions have historically enjoyed a close relationship with the state through party-based federations, but this has undermined… 

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