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The Oxford handbook of participation in organizations /
edited by Adrian Wilkinson ... [et al.].
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
description
xvi, 624 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0199207267 (hbk.), 9780199207268 (hbk.)
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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0199207267 (hbk.)
9780199207268 (hbk.)
contents note
Conceptualizing Employee Participation in Organizations – An HRM Perspective on Employee Participation – An Industrial Relations Perspective on Employee Participation – A Legal Perspective on Employee Participation – Labour Process and Marxist Perspectives on Employee Participation – An Economic Perspective on Employee Participation – Direct Employee Participation – Collective Bargaining as a Form of Employee Participation: Observations on the United States and Europe – Employer Strategies Towards Non-Union Collective Voice – Worker Directors and Worker Ownership/Cooperatives – Employee Participation Through Non-Union Forms of Employee Representation – Works Councils: The European Model of Industrial Democracy? – Employee Share Ownership – Financial Participation – Labour Union Responses to Participation in Employing Organizations – Voice in the Wilderness? The Shift From Union to Non-Union Voice in Britain – High Involvement Management and Performance – Employee Voice and Mutual Gains – Participation Across Organizational Boundaries – Public Policy and Employee Participation – Corporate Governance and Employee Participation – Cross-National Variation in Representation Rights and Governance at Work – Employee Participation in Developing and Emerging Countries – International and Comparative Perspectives on Employee Participation – Freedom, Democracy, and Capitalism: Ethics and Employee Participation.
catalogue key
7147873
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
In its various guises, the topic of employee participation has been a recurring theme in industrial relations and personnel management. The last twenty years has witnessed growing managerial interest in participation, specifically in the area of employee involvement (EI). Recent EIinitiatives have been management sponsored and, not surprisingly, have reflected a management agenda concerned primarily with employee motivation and commitment to organizational objectives. Compliance, hierarchy and following rules are seen as supposedly less appropriate for employees who areexpected to work beyond contract and exercise their initiative. Of course, there is a danger that many of the new initiatives are viewed solely in a positive and upbeat manner, so ignoring the more contested and mundane nature of participation. Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization - whether direct or indirect - conducted with employees or through their representatives. This handbook discusses the different arguments and schools of thought,with the aim of problematizing it, not just in terms of implementation but also principles. It brings together leading scholars from around the world, to present and discuss some fundamental theories and approaches to participation in organization, and their connection to broader political and evenchange. The Handbook contains a range of theoretically-informed contributions written by leading scholars in their respective fields, giving comprehensive coverage of changes in participation. It reviews changing contexts, different cultural/institutional models, old/'new' economy models, changingsocial and political patterns, and the correspondence between industrial and political democracy and participation.
Long Description
Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization - whether direct or indirect - conducted with employees or through their representatives. In its various guises, the topic of employee participation has been a recurring theme in industrial relations and human resource management. One of the problems in trying to develop any analysis of participation is that there is potentially limited overlapbetween these different disciplinary traditions, and scholars from diverse traditions may know relatively little of the research that has been done elsewhere. Accordingly in this book, a number of the more significant disciplinary areas are analysed in greater depth in order to ensure that readers gain abetter appreciation of what participation means from these quite different contextual perspectives.Not only is there a range of different traditions contributing to the research and literature on the subject, there is also an extremely diverse sets of practices that congregate under the banner of participation. The handbook discusses various arguments and schools of thought about employee participation, analyzes the range of forms that participation can take in practice, and examines the way in which it meets objectives that are set for it, either by employers, trade unions, individualworkers, or, indeed, the state.In doing so, the handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world who present and discuss fundamental theories and approaches to participation in organization as well as their connection to broader political forces. These selections address the changing contexts of employee participation, different cultural/ institutional models, old/'new' economy models, shifting social and political patterns, and the correspondence between industrial and political democracy andparticipation.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization. This handbook looks at the different arguments and schools of thought, with the aim of problematizing them, not just in terms of implementation but also principles.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization. This handbook looks at the different arguments and schools of thought, with the aim of analysing them, not just in terms of implementation but also principles.

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