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High performance work systems and workplace partnership: a case study of aerospace workers

Danford, A. and Richardson, M. and Stewart, P. and Tailby, S. and Upchurch, M. (2004) High performance work systems and workplace partnership: a case study of aerospace workers. New Technology, Work and Employment, 19 (1). pp. 14-29. ISSN 0268-1072

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Abstract

This article provides case study analysis of the impact of high performance work practices and workplace partnership on skilled workers in the UK's aerospace industry. In contrast to assumptions that such practices increase empowerment and participation we find evidence of a democratic deficit in workplace decision-making and deterioration in the quality of working life.