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Corporatism, Industrial Relations and Labour Law in Ireland: An Outline

Brian Wilkinson (Nuffield College, Oxford)

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 1 October 1991



The relevance of collective bargaining and industrial relations to economic welfare has been emphasised increasingly over the last two decades. Given rising inflation rates, unemployment and declining competitiveness, industrial relations activities have assumed an important role in economic policies designed to respond to these problems. Some countries responded to these problems through a policy of deregulation and radical changes of labour legislation. In Ireland an alternative corporatist approach has been followed.


Wilkinson, B. (1991), "Corporatism, Industrial Relations and Labour Law in Ireland: An Outline", Management Research News, Vol. 14 No. 10, pp. 22-23.




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