Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Business Administration


Ever since 1948, when General Electric first introduced it, Boulwarism has been the source of much debate and controversy. Labor sees Boulwarism as a union- killing technique and has fought it from the start. To General Electric, the policy is an enlightened labor relations strategy and they have encouraged its adoption by other companies. Opponents of Boulwarism claim that the policy stiffles [sic] collective bargaining and has no place in today's labor relations . Supporters contend that the policy is just as applicable now as it was in 1948.