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"This study analyzes the relationship among plant-level measures of industrial relations performance, economic performance, and quality-of-working-life programs. The analysis employs pooled time-series and cross-section data from 18 plants within a division of General Motors for the years 1970-79. The empirical results show strong associations between industrial relations and economic performance measures and limited support for the hypothesis that quality-of-working-life efforts improve both kinds of performance."


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Katz, H.C., Kochan, T.A., & Gobeille, K.R. (1983). Industrial relations performance, economic performance, and QWL programs: An interplant analysis. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 37, 3-17.

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