Expedited arbitration : is it expeditious? : evidence from Canada

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dc.contributor.advisor Wagar, Terry H.
dc.coverage.spatial Canada
dc.creator Webb, Shannon Rae
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-15T13:54:33Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-15T13:54:33Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other HD5508 A3 W43 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/26417
dc.description ix, 163 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 156-163).
dc.description.abstract The objective of my research is to explore expedited arbitration in Canada. Labour arbitration remains an expensive and time-consuming process to resolve unionized workplace disputes. In the first of my three studies, I asked counsel to respond to a quantitative internet-based survey which focused on perceptions of organizational justice. The findings revealed that the opinions of participants were similar based on whether the participants adopted an expedited or traditional arbitration process. In my second study, I conducted interviews with union and management-side counsel located across Canada. By interviewing counsel located in various jurisdictions it allowed me to gather rich data from multiple perspectives. Further, interviewing both union and management-side counsel allowed my study to gain valuable information from parties with both conflicting and overlapping goals. In my third and final study, I adopted a content analysis framework to study over five hundred and fifty labour arbitration decisions. I found that there was less of a delay in obtaining the first day of hearing in the expedited arbitration process. However, there was no statistical difference in the delay in receiving the arbitration award. The study also revealed that there was not a difference in the outcome of the expedited and traditional arbitration decisions. My dissertation enabled me to develop valuable information on expedited labour arbitration in Canada. Adopting a multi-method approach allowed the development of rich data and information. Further, it provided the thoughtful insight of practitioners who utilize the process regularly. These findings lead me to provide suggestions for policy makers in Canada on issues with the current process and possibilities for improving expedited arbitration. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD5508.A3
dc.subject.lcsh Arbitration, Industrial -- Canada
dc.title Expedited arbitration : is it expeditious? : evidence from Canada en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Management)
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.discipline Management
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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