The Changing Employer-Employee Relationship and its Implications for Human Resource Management: Problem or Opportunity?

  • Joseph McGregor
  • Walter Tornow


Corporate America has undergone unprecedented change in the 1980s. We were forewarned of these changes and their impact by Toffler (1970), Drucker (1968), Fergason (1970), and more recently Naisbitt (1982) and Yankelovich (1981). They foresaw abrupt changes in the future of American business and suggested the impact these changes would have on employer-employee relationships. What they saw has become a reality, yet American industry was unprepared for the challenge. As a result, massive disruptions and dislocations are occurring throughout industry.


Human Resource Management Control Data Business Unit Corporate Reputation Employment Contract 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph McGregor
    • 1
  • Walter Tornow
    • 1
  1. 1.Control Data CorporationMinneapolisUSA

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