Research into the Management of Employee Relations at Templeton College, Oxford

Undy, Roger and Purcell, John (1986) Research into the Management of Employee Relations at Templeton College, Oxford. Employee Relations, 8 (5). pp. 15-22.


The Oxford Institute for Employee Relations (OXIFER) is a small research and teaching community based at Templeton College, Oxford. It aims to link advanced research with teaching and the widespread dissemination of findings, focusing primarily on the role of management in employee and industrial relations and examining aspects of employee relations. Four research projects are currently under way. The first, Development and Dissemination of the Industrial Relations Audit, involves identifying an organisation's existing industrial relations practices and comparing and contrasting these with the desired position as perceived by senior managers or a joint body of senior managers and union representatives. Line Management of Industrial Relations uses data from the audits conducted in the first project to study the industrial relations role of line managers. The Management of Employee Relations in the Multidivisional Company focuses on the strategic choices open to senior line managers and personnel management. Management of Change and the Contribution of Industrial Relations Training aims to gain a better understanding of the process of change in a variety of organisations with particular reference to the contribution which industrial relations training in its broadest sense can make to change. Common themes running through the projects are methodology, employment relations and the management of change and the apparent current managerial concern with quality.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Industrial relations; Research; Management
Subject(s): Organisational behaviour
Centre: Faculty of Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 20:51
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06

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