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The management of individualism in an Australian mining company

Nils Timo (Faculty of Business and Hotel Management, Griffith University, Gold Coast Mail Centre, Queensland, Australia)

Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Article publication date: 1 August 1997


Over the last decade, there has been a growing debate about the relationship between industrial relations, human resource management and business strategies. For management, this involves an ongoing reappraisal of the balance between individualism and collectivism and a critique of third party intervention in the employment relationship. Describes a case study of CRA/RTZ in Australia and New Zealand and the managerial strategy used to deconstruct collective industrial relations through the use of standardized individualized contracts.



Timo, N. (1997), "The management of individualism in an Australian mining company", Employee Relations, Vol. 19 No. 4, pp. 337-351.




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