The role of nurses' unions in workplace innovation in Australian and Canadian hospitals: analysing union strategies

Pauline Stanton, Timothy Bartram, Greg J. Bamber

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We explore the role of nurses and their unions in workplace innovation through case study research on the introduction of Lean production (LP). We find that nurses' unions were not involved in the implementation of LP. We draw conclusions about how union power, identity and narratives help explain union strategic behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-500
Number of pages17
JournalIndustrial Relations Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Unions
  • nurses
  • innovation and improvement
  • Lean production
  • Health, Wealth, Work and Us

    Edward Buckingham (Organiser), Peter W. Day (Session chair), Greg Bamber (Invited speaker), Pru Bennett (Invited speaker) & Sylvia Falzon (Invited speaker)

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