Contemporary Conviviality of Trade Unionism: Perspectives from the Power Sector

Sreenivasan Poornaiya
General Manager (Human Resources) Indian Renewable Energy Development Energy Limited, New Delhi, India

Krishna Nath Pandey
Dean, Department of Business Management, Lingya’s University

Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS041000

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This book has been written by an academician who provided the concept, articulated the changed dynamics in the global arena in trade unionism and has been delineated by a professional who had keenly observed a new situation which has compelled management to seek the cooperation of trade union functionaries; paving the way for a mutual benefit instead of the old paradigm of commensal context prevailing before this win-win situation.

The authors have brought out a unique blending of the emerging co-operational co-existence of both the entities, i.e., management and trade unions coming together for a mutual and sublime relationship from concept to completion of the pot-pourri. On the one hand, this book provides the model and framework for ensuring the continuation of this conviviality; on the other hand, this book provides step by step actions leading to the superb roadmap which will help the readers to implement this theory in their organization if they happen to be professionals handling the delicate balance between management and trade unions. The other category of readers – academicians and scholars – will be able to comprehend the deeper meaning in principles and theories.

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Origination of Problem

Chapter 3. Three PSUs Selected From Power Sector

Chapter 4. Systematic Analysis

Chapter 5. Interpretation

Chapter 6. Discussion

Chapter 7. Findings and Conclusion

Chapter 8. Bibliography

Appendixes

"The book addresses a contemporary issue in Indian Trade Unionism using modern research methodologies. Focusing on three major Indian PSUs in the power sector, the study uses a mixed methods approach to understand the linkages among various variables influencing trade union behavior. A qualitative methodology involving focus groups is first used to understand important variables. Based on the literature and from the results of the qualitative study, a set of hypotheses linking these variables are developed. These hypotheses are then tested using questionnaire survey and the structural equation modelling methodology. Several of the variables (such as benchmarks, compatibility, leadership traits, signature steps, development, cohesiveness, etc.) and the identified links are interesting in Indian context. This study is timely in understanding the complex issues in Indian trade unionism. I hope the findings can help strengthen the management of trade union movement. I believe that this book has brought out new lights on some of the most important aspects of Indian Trade Union in the context of the Power Sector. " - Ramakrishnan Ramanathan B.E. (Hons), M.Tech., PhD, SFHEA, Professor of Operations Management, Director, Business and Management Research Institute, University of Bedfordshire, UK

Keywords: Conviviality, Contemporary, Trade Unionism and Perspectives

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