Changing Patterns of Employee Voice: Case Studies from the UK and the UK and Republic of Ireland

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Title Changing Patterns of Employee Voice: Case Studies from the UK and the UK and Republic of Ireland
Author Wilkinson, Adrian John; Dundon, Tony; Marchington, Mick; Ackers, Peter
Journal Name Journal of Industrial Relations
Year Published 2004
Place of publication London
Publisher Sage Publishing
Abstract In this paper we examine a wide range of employee voice mechanisms from a total of18 case studies from the UK and Republic of Ireland. We examine how voice is defined by managers and how they link voice with improved economic efficiency. The evidence suggests that employee voice is more extensive in terms of its ‘scope’ and ‘impact’ than a decade ago, although the ‘level’ at which employees have a say remains the preserve of managerial control. The evidence also suggests that the link between voice and organisational performance is problematic. The conclusion argues that organisations now face a diffuse and persistent range of concerns from highly articulate employees. In this respect, managing employee voice will be closely related to managing diversity.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 Industrial Relations Society of Australia. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 46
Issue Number 3
Page from 298
Page to 322
ISSN 0022-1856
Date Accessioned 2006-07-06
Date Available 2015-05-12T05:11:21Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Human Resources Management
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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