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Exploring Trade Union Identities: Union Identity, Niche Identity and the Problem of Organizing the Unorganized

Bob Smale

Abstract

This book explores questions of trade union identities and what is termed ‘niche unionism’ in the work. It exposes the inadequacy of the extant industrial relations literature in explaining both contemporary union identities and the significance of niche to union organisation. It explores the contribution of alternative bodies of literature including organisational identity theory, social identity theory and marketing. The work introduces a new approach to understanding unions’ projected identities in the form of a multidimensional framework of analysis developed from more than ten years resea ... More

Keywords: Comparative analysis, General unions, Multidimensional framework, Niche unionism, Niche unions, Trade union identities, Trade unions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529204070
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529204070.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob Smale, author