Labour-management cooperation in SMEs: Forms and factors

Examines the specific forms and factors of labour-management partnership for productivity and competitiveness in some small and medium-sized enterprises in selected developing countries.

Enterprises that place a high priority on the safety and well-being of workers, respect their rights, and engage them fully in the production process are much better positioned to take on the challenges of global markets, increasing competition, and ever-more demanding customers. This comprehensive study examines how the labour-management partnership can contribute to increased productivity and competitiveness in small and medium enterprises in developing countries.
Using case studies from Botswana, Kenya, Nepal and the Philippines as a basis, the volume fleshes out the existing knowledge with regards to recruitment, staffing, wages and compensation, appraisals, occupational safety and health, grievance procedures and other human resource management practices. It also examines the growing importance of labour-management cooperation in a globalizing world and highlights numerous "good practices" that have proven effective in small and medium-sized firms.