Theoretical Ways to Employment and Industrial Relationships: A Comparison of Subsisting Orthodoxies 1Department
of Industrial Relations & Personnel Supervision, University of Lagos, 2Department of Accounting, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Christopher Odogwu Chidi1 and Okwy Peter Okpala2
1 ) Introduction
Theory could be viewed as a logical group of presumptions or offrande put forth to describe a sensation. A theory is a great abstraction of reality and is synonymous with perception, standpoint, assumption, framework of reference or a point of view. The relevance of theory in any discipline of practice cannot be over emphasised. Theory attempts to observe, understand, clarify, predict and control events or trends. " It can help in our understanding of events and problems inside the practical worldвЂќ (Fajana, 2150, p. 21). Without theory, there is no practice, thus, relating to Luthans " they have often been said (usually by theoreticians) that there is nothing at all as practical as a good theoryвЂќ (Luthans, 1998, l. 13). Hyman (1975, s. 12) argues that the whole point of your explicit assumptive perspective is usually to provide a platform within that the complex fine detail of the actual can be prepared. Hyman (1975, p. 2) further asserts that " those who glory in their pragmatism and demand that they are immune system from theory are simply unacquainted with their own preconceived ideas and presuppositionsвЂќ. Without theory men simply cannot act, for a theory is known as a way of discovering, of understanding and of planning. Phoenix (1964) as reported in Asika (1995, l. 53) opines that " a theory or style provides an abstract pattern whose structure in relevant aspects is congruent with the structure of the physical (and social) world, while demonstrated by agreement between observations and predictions created from the theory or perhaps modelвЂќ. All of us view theory as the substructure upon which practice or perhaps action which can be likened towards the superstructure is based. A Theory is different from a model. Thus, a model or perhaps paradigm refers to the manifestation of reality. Models are simplified descriptions of true situations (Waters, 1998). In respect to Cooper and Schindler (2001), there exists a distinction among a model and a theory. Thus, models differ from ideas in that a theory's role is explanation whereas a model's function is manifestation and simulation. Model can be described as representation of any system that is constructed to examine some aspects of the system or perhaps the system in general (Cooper & Schindler, 2001). There are various typologies of versions. Models could possibly be iconic, analogue, statistical, mathematical, descriptive, graphic, as well as spoken. Theories and models are all around in the field of industrial relations. There are multifarious hypotheses of
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commercial relations as a result of its multidisciplinary nature; searching for a universal definition of industrial relations may be while stressful while looking for an ocean in the desert. This is certainly so mainly because, over the years, the style has been put through different conceptual treatment (Ogunbameru, 2004). In accordance to Farnham and Pimlott (1995), you will discover five theories by which professional relations establishments, structures and processes will be analysed. They will opine the theories which in turn individuals develop about industrial relations are attempts to construct logically constant ways of understanding and describing social actions and realвЂ“life activities through this complex discipline of human interest. These are the unitary, systems, conflict, Marxist and social actions theories. Salamon (2000) posits that professional relations theories are unitary, pluralist or perhaps pluralistic, Marxist, systems and social action. Green (1994) classifies professional relations theory as follows: Unitary perspective and a more latest variant, the neo-unitarist perspective; conflict theory, including the Marxist and pluralist perspectives; devices approach and the contrasting social action point of view. No one...
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