Labor Relations and Working Conditions. Determinants using Macroeconomic Indicators: A Quantitative Research
Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 1-8
Received: Jan. 13, 2014; Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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Nickolaos Efstratios Giovanis, Department of Business Administration, Technological Educational Institute Of Central Macedonia, Macedonia, Greece
George Asterios Drogalas, Department of Marketing & Operation Management, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
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The era in which we live is characterized by rapid technological, economic and social developments, which imply rapid changes in ways of work, labour relations and the overall quality of life of individuals. On the other hand, the object of labour relations is closely connected with the study of the factors that affect the organisation and functioning of organisations. The organisational aspects of work are usually expressed through the framework of working conditions. One of the parameters of working conditions is occupational accidents, which are an unavoidable fact - because of the continual economic activity of man - and create a large number of problems. Their economic impact is felt through the reduction of production and productivity, and the increase of costs and pensions benefits. From a social point of view, occupational accidents or, even more, the death of an employee, are more devastating in the general social environment. This paper presents the results of a quantitative research conducted using multiple regression and shows that there is a relation between fatal injuries and various macroeconomics measures or other State indicators used in calculation. Additionally, the survey results showed that the best predictor variable was unemployment, followed by the rest of the model’s variables but with continuously declining significance.
Keywords
Fatal Accidents, Measurement, Variable, Labour Relations
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Nickolaos Efstratios Giovanis, George Asterios Drogalas, Labor Relations and Working Conditions. Determinants using Macroeconomic Indicators: A Quantitative Research, Journal of Human Resource Management. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.jhrm.20140201.11
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