A Report on Current Industrial Relations Research at The University of Warwick

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1108/eb055194
Publication Date01 January 1971
Pages69-72
Date01 January 1971
SubjectHR & organizational behaviour
PERSONNEL REVIEW
research
in
progress
A Report on
Current Industrial
Relations
Research at The
University of
Warwick
The Industrial Relations Research Unit
The Industrial Relations Research Unit of the Social
Science Research Council was set up at the University
of Warwick on 1st March
1.970.
Professor Hugh Clegg,
Professor of Industrial Relations at Warwick was
appointed to be Director, and Professor George Bain,
Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of
Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST),
was appointed to be Deputy Director. The Unit's
Advisory Committee, consisting of four representatives
of the Social Science Research Council, three from the
University of Warwick and three assessors, one each
from the Trades Union Congress, the Confederation of
British Industry and the Department of Employment,
gave final approval to the proposed programme of re-
search in June 1970, the majority of the staff appoint-
ments being made to take effect from 1st October.
Although situated at the University of Warwick, the
Unit is a national body and is in touch with many of
the universities and other institutions where industrial
relations research is being carried out. The Director and
Deputy Director have visited and are continuing to visit
these institutions to learn what is currently being done
there and to promote the exchange of ideas and infor-
mation. In addition, the Unit is in touch with the Trades
Union Congress, the Confederation of British Industry,
the Department of Employment, and the Commission on
Industrial Relations. It is intended to build up these
relationships and to promote fruitful co-operation
between the Unit and other centres of industrial relations
research.
Within the University, the Unit maintains close con-
tacts with the Schools of Economics, Industrial and
Business Studies and Law, several of whose members
have research interests in the labour relations field.
The Unit is also closely associated with the Centre
for Industrial and Business Studies and, in particular,
with the Centre's Manpower Planning Unit. The Centre

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