S-Space College of Business Administration/Business School (경영대학/대학원) Institute of Industrial Relations (노사관계연구소) Seoul Journal of Industrial Relations (노사관계연구) Journal of industrial relations vol.10 (1999) (노사관계연구)
勞使關係環境變化와 新勞使關係戰略: PDR시스템理論의 觀點
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- 서울대학교 노사관계연구소
- Journal of industrial relations, Vol.10, pp. 457-492
- This paper investigates new strategic choices for Korean industrial relations in the changing environment on the perspective of the PDR system theory. The PDR system theory defines industrial relations as a synthesis of production, distribution and rule-making systems. The actors of industrial relations make new strategic choices for PDR systems in the ever changing environment. The contents of the PDR systems and their interactions determine the performance levels of industrial relations such as productivity and the workers' quality of life. In the production system. a humanware system interacts with a software system and a hardware system. As the theory introduces the concept of humanware system in the production system. it sheds light on the development of production theory and a synthesis of industrial relations and human resource management This paper. in particular. discusses the mechanism which environmental factors affect the PDR systems. WTO and revolutionary advances in new information technologies precipitated many changes in production system, industrial relations. and people's lives around the world. Several kinds of new flexible production systems are emerging to replace the traditional mass production systems in this changing new environment. This paper argues the best way to achieve competitiveness in the new environment is realized in the actors' spontaneous cooperation for PDR systems rather than the best combination of the cheapest factors of production. The companies should focus on the production system with particular emphasis on the humanware system that converts human resources into creative resources. As a result, they should opt for dynamic competition using creative comparative advantages rather than static competition using endowment comparative advantage to achieve mutual gains.