Scratching the Shiny Surface of New Workplaces: A Note on Methodology

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Title Scratching the Shiny Surface of New Workplaces: A Note on Methodology
Author Townsend, Keith John
Journal Name Employment Relations Record
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Pacific Employment Relations Association
Abstract When organisations invest in new plants there is commonly a commitment to managerially constructed workplace cultures. This makes the investigating of employee resistance in new worksites more complicated. This article explores the processes of an ethnographic research project that aimed to uncover employee resistance in a greenfield worksite. Performing ethnography allowed the researcher to 'scratch below' the shiny surface of the new workplace to uncover interesting patterns of resistance and cooperation in this workplace.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-174974165.html
Volume 7
Issue Number 1
Page from 11
Page to 24
ISSN 1444-7053
Date Accessioned 2008-04-16
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Industrial Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36201
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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