Please enter verification code
Influence of Industrial Relations on the Management of Industrial Dispute (A Study of Selected Private Enterprises in Delta State)
Journal of Investment and Management
Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 79-86
Received: May 29, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 15, 2017; Published: Oct. 18, 2017
Views 2291      Downloads 236
Ellis Idemobi, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Igbariam, Ihiala, Nigeria
Chigbue Donatus Ngige, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Igbariam, Ihiala, Nigeria
Peter Nkeonyeasoa Ofili, Department of Business Administration, School of Business Studies, Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-uku, Nigeria
Article Tools
Follow on us
This study on “The Effects of Industrial Relations on the Management of Industrial Dispute” was to: determine the association between dispute management style and dispute resolution; ascertain the relationship between industrial dispute settlement machinery and industrial conflict resolution; find out the relationship between industrial democracy and industrial harmony; and determine the association between employee-employer relationships on curbing conflict. This study adopts the descriptive research design. The population of study consists of 465 employees of selected aluminum companies in Asaba Delta State. Structured questionnaires built on four point scale was used to obtain information from the respondents. The results show that: there is a significant association between dispute management style and industrial dispute resolution; there is significant association between dispute settlement machinery and industrial conflict resolution; that there is a significant relationship between industrial democracy and industrial harmony; and there is a significant relationship between employee-employer relation and curbing of industrial conflict. The study therefore recommends among other things further studies to determine the role of industrial relations in preventing industrial conflicts, as the best way of solving any problem is a proactive approach.
Industrial Dispute, Industrial Relations, Strike, Labour Action
To cite this article
Ellis Idemobi, Chigbue Donatus Ngige, Peter Nkeonyeasoa Ofili, Influence of Industrial Relations on the Management of Industrial Dispute (A Study of Selected Private Enterprises in Delta State), Journal of Investment and Management. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 79-86. doi: 10.11648/j.jim.20170603.12
Copyright © 2017 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License ( which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Kazimoto, P. (2013). Analysis of Conflict Management and Leadership for Organizational Change. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, 3 (1), 16-25.
Medok, J and Goowalla, H (2015). A Study On The Factors Influencing Industrial Disputes In Tea Industry Of Assam: With Special Reference To Jorhat District Of Assam. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS) – Vol. 1 (4).
Adu-Poku, F (2006). Major Issues Arising Out Of Industrial Relations Disputes in Ghana since Independence: 1957-2004, Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Management, Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Dauda, Y. A (2006) “Employment of Independent Arbitrators in the Management of Trade Disputes and Industrial Crisies in Nigeria”, Nigerian Journal of Labour Law and Industrial Relations, Vol. 1 (1), pp. 26-44.
Onwe, O. J (2014). Strategic Management of Industrial Conflicts in the Nigerian oil and Gas Industry: Some Dynamic Perspectives. International Journal of Business and Social Science Vol. 5, No. 6 (1).
Chidi, O. C. (2010). “Managing Industrial Conflict for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: An Inclusive Stakeholders’ Approach”. Nigerian Journal of Management Studies. Vol. 10 (2), pp. 46-68.
Marx, K. en F. Engels (1848). Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei. Londen: J. E. Burghard.
Marx, K (1971). Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, Tr. S. W. Ryanzanskaya, edited by M. Dobb. London: Lawrence & Whishart.
Curseu, P. L. (2011). Intra-group conflict and teamwork quality: The moderating role of leadership styles. Administrative Sciences, 1 (1), 3-13.
Montes, C., Rodríguez, D., & Serrano, G. (2012). Affective choice of conflict management styles. International Journal of Conflict Management, 23 (1), 6-18.
Budd, J. W and Colvin, A. J. S (2007). Improved Metrics For Workplace Dispute Resolution Procedures: Efficiency, Equity, And Voice. Industrial Relations.
Odhong, E. A. and Omolo, J (2014). An Analysis of the Factors Affecting Employee Relations in the Flower Industry in Kenya, a Case of Waridi Ltd, Athi River. International Journal of Business and Social Science Vol. 5 (11).
Khola, S. K. and Yadav, O. S (2012). Some Problems Of Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Conflicts And Legal Considerations-An Overview. International Journal of Information Technology and Knowledge Management, Vol. 5 (1), pp. 13-15.
Olukayode, L. (2015) Impact of Workplace Conflict Management on Organizational Performance: A Case of Nigerian Manufacturing Firm. Journal of Management and Strategy Vol. 6 (2).
Anyim, C., F., Chidi, O. C. and Ogunyomi, O. P. (2012). Trade Disputes and Settlement. Mechanisms in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis, Interdisciplinary Journal of Research in Business Vol. 2 (2), pp. 01- 08.
Osabuohien, E. S. C. And Ogunrinola, I. O (2010) Causes and Effects of Industrial Crisis In Nigeria: Some Empirical Clarifications, NJLIR.
Premalatha, U. M (2012). Industrial Relations: An approach to improve Productivity and Profitability referring to select units of Mumbai Industries Development Corporation, IJMT Vol. 2 (7).
Nanda, N. and Panda, J. K (2013). Challenges and Effectiveness Of Industrial Relation Environment In Indian Industries: A Study On Rourkela Steel Plant, Rourkela, Odisha, India. International Journal of Marketing, Financial Services & Management Research, Vol. 2 (6): 2277- 3622.
Bello, M. F & Kinge, R. F (2014). Collective Bargaining As A Strategy For Industrial Conflict Management In Taraba State Public Service. Review of Public Administration and Management Vol. 3 (6).
Akinwale, A. A (2011). Labour Reform and Industrial Conflicts Mismanagement in Nigeria. Paper Prepared for Presentation at The Sixth IIRA African Regional Congress of Industrial Relations: Emerging Trends in Employment Relations in Africa: National and International Perspectives.
Akhaukwa, J. R., Maru L., and Byaruhang J. (2013). Effect of Collective Bargaining Process on Industrial Relations environment in Public Universities in Kenya, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 4 (2).
Nzuve, S. N. M and Kiilu, L. M. (2013). Causes of Industrial Dispute: A Case Of The Garment Factories At The Athi-River Export Processing Zones In Kenya. Problems of Management in the 21st century Vol. 6.
Vijayaratnam, N., Rajasekhar, D and Naik, N. B (2015). Human Relations/Industrial Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility. International Journal of Research in Management & Technology (IJRMT), Vol. 5 (2).
Awe, A. A. and Ayeni, R. K (2013). Empirical Investigation into Industrial Relations and National Productivity in Nigeria. European Journal of Business and Management Vol. 5 (8).
Comboh, M. A (2014). Examine Conflicts in Industrial Relations & Collective Bargaining context and its impact on Workers & Organization Performance. Academy of Contemporary Research Journal V III (I).
Nwokocha, I. (2015). Employers and the Enhancement of Industrial Harmony in Private Sector Organizations in Nigeria. Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 20 (5).
Badekale, A. F., Ngige, C. V. and HammanJoda, I. (2016). Assessment of the Impact of Industrial Disputes on Teaching Effectiveness of Academic Staff in Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, Nigeria.
Marsden, D (2015). the Impact of Industrial Relations Practices On Employment and Unemployment. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 240.
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (001)347-983-5186