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Awe, Kayode Obafemi and Shabi, Olawale and Tugbobo, Bola (2016) EMPLOYEES' RELATIONS STRATEGIES AND COMPETITIVENESS OF SELECTED SME's IN LAGOS STATE. In: 2016 Faculty of Management Sciences, Annual Conference., November 28-30. 1016, Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria.

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The performance and competitiveness of any organization including small and medium scale organizations are determined by the effective organization and operation of resources including human, financial, technological and organizational capital. These also depend on the various organizational and business strategies/action plans including employment relations strategies. Collective relationship strategies can be used to enhance the organizational outcomes and bottom lines of SMEs. The analysis of the effects of these collective relationship strategies 0n the competiveness and productivity of selected SMEs is the focus of the study. The study adopted a survey research design; 65 selected SMEs across the economic sectors in Alaba market, Ikorodu and Ikeja market in Lagos State. A random sampling technique was used to select 250 respondents across the business owners, supervisor, managers and employee categories. The main instruments of data collection were the questionnaire and interview schedule. Descriptive statistics such as simple percentage, and frequency tables were used in the presentation and analysis of the data, while the relevant hypotheses were tested using correlation coefficients by the application of SPSS. Four null hypotheses were tested. The findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between employee relations strategies and the various dimensions of productivity, innovation and competitiveness of SMEs. The research recommended that the institutionalization and effective implementation of employee relations strategies that strongly vocationally technically involved and engaged entrepreneurs and employees of SMEs have important role to play in productivity, innovations, performance, growth and competitiveness of SMEs sector. Good industrial relations and employee relations strategies as derived from the business strategies and functional tactics are fundamental sources of quality innovation and market expansion for SMEs Products and serves in the context of overcoming economic recession and engineering suitable growth and development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: employee relations strategies, innovation,competitiveness, quality, business strategies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 13:14
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 13:14

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