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HRM in the airline industry: strategies and outcomes

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Within the HRM literature, health and safety occupies a somewhat rhetorical role. Examines HRM and the management of health and safety in the airline industry. Argues that in response to increasing competitive conditions, airlines have adopted a short-termist, cost-rational approach to HRM and health and safety, evidenced by a range of strategies aimed at securing reductions in operating costs and short-term productivity gains, where profit is prioritised over employee health and safety. Concludes that HRM may have provided a smokescreen for irresponsible health and safety management in the airline industry, while a two-tier assault on health and safety has taken place.

Keywords: Airlines; Health and Safety; Human Resource Management; Working Conditions

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 20, 2001


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