The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations

The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations

by Adrian Wilkinson, Paul J. Gollan, Mick Marchington, David Lewin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199207267

ISBN-13: 9780199207268

Pub. Date: 04/19/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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.

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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 overlap between 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 a better 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, individual workers, 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 and participation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199207268
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/19/2010
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. Conceptualizing Employee Participation in Organizations, Adrian Wilkinson, Paul J. Gollan, Mick Marchington, and David Lewin
Part II: Perspectives
2. An HRM Perspective on Employee Participation, Peter Boxall and John Purcell
3. An Industrial Relations Perspective on Employee Participation, Peter Ackers
4. A Legal Perspective on Employee Participation, Glenn Patmore
5. Labour Process and Marxist Perspectives on Employee Participation, Miguel Martinez Lucio
6. An Economic Perspective on Employee Participation, David Marsden and Almudena Canibano
Part III: Forms of Participation in Practice
7. Direct Employee Participation, Adrian Wilkinson and Tony Dundon
8. Collective Bargaining as a Form of Employee Participation: Observations on the United States and Europe, Richard Block and Peter Berg
9. Employer Strategies Towards Non-Union Collective Voice, Paul J. Gollan
10. Worker Directors and Work Ownership/Cooperatives, Raymond Markey, Nicola Balnave, and Greg Patmore
11. Employee Participation Through Non-Union Forms of Employee Representation, Bruce E. Kaufman and Daphne G. Taras
12. Works Councils: The European Model of Industrial Democracy?, Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick and Richard Hyman
13. Employee Share Ownership, Eric Kaarsemaker, Andrew Pendleton, and Erik Poutsma
14. Financial Participation, Ian Kessler
Part IV: Processes and Outcomes
15. Labour Union Responses to Participation in Employing Organisations, Gregor Gall
16. Voice in the Wilderness? The Shift from Union to Non-Union Voice in Britain, Rafael Gomez, Alex Bryson, and Paul Willman
17. High Involvement Management and Performance, Stephen Wood
18. Employee Voice and Mutual Gains, David Lewin
Part V: Policy and Comparative Issues
19. Participation Across Organizational Boundaries, Mick Marchington and Andrew R. Timming
20. Public Policy and Employee Participation, John W. Budd and Stefan Zagelmeyer
21. Corporate Governance and Employee Participation, Howard Gospel and Andrew Pendleton
22. Cross-National Variation in Representation Rights and Governance at Work, Carola Frege and John Godard
23. Employee Participation in Developing and Emerging Countries, Geoffrey Wood
24. International and Comparative Perspectives on Employee Participation, Nick Wailes and Russell D. Lansbury
25. Freedom, Democracy, and Capitalism: Ethics and Employee Participation, Robyn Archer

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