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Devolution, Job enrichment and workplace performance in Sri Lanka's Garment Industry

Jayawardana, Ananda; O'Donnell, Michael


The article examines the impact, in one Sri Lankan garment industry, of a management initiative devolving to line employees the responsibility for decision-making about workplace performance. At the time of the study, garment manufacturers in Sri Lanka faced increased pressure from international buyers to improve product quality and to meet stringent production delivery schedules, along with growing concerns from Western consumers regarding factory conditions and labour standards. One outcome...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic and Labour Relations Review


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