Tailoring Union-Wide Innovations to Local Conditions: The Case of Member Assistance Program Implementation in the Airline Industry

Bamberger, Peter; Sonnenstuhl, William
September 1996
Labor Studies Journal;Fall96, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p19
Academic Journal
Presents a study examining the variation in local implementation of a union-wide Member Assistance Program (MAP) in a trade-union airline in order to generate theoretical insight into the way in which union-wide innovations are implemented at the local level. Features of the MAP; Use of the MAP as union innovations.


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