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The management of voice in non-union organisations: managers perspectives

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dc.contributor.author Dundon, Tony en
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Adrian en
dc.contributor.author Marchington, Mick en
dc.contributor.author Ackers, Peter en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-27T09:33:12Z en
dc.date.available 2011-07-27T09:33:12Z en
dc.date.issued 2005 en
dc.identifier.citation T. Dundon, A. Wilkinson, M. Marchington and P. Ackers, 2005, The Management of Voice in Non-Union Organisations: Managers Perspectives, Employee Relations, Vol 27 (3), pp 307-319 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2082 en
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Given the emergence of new legal initiatives for union recognition, declining levels of union membership and the growth of alternative forms of employee representation, this paper aims to examine the management of employee voice in non-union firms. Design/methodology/approach: The research adopts a case study approach in seven non-union organisations from different sectors of economic activity in the UK. Several themes guided the design of the research instruments. Interviews were conducted with managerial respondents responsible for the design and implementation of employee voice at each case study, including non-personnel practitioners. Findings: Provides information on: the meaning of non-union voice; the range of practices adopted; the potential outcomes; and apparent barriers to the implementation of non-union voice arrangements. Research limitations/implications: The research collected data from managerial respondents only, and this limitation is noted. Further research in this area is suggested, particularly from employee stakeholders involved in the processes of employee involvement. Originality/value: The paper addresses a gap on employee voice in non-union settings. It suggests that it is too simple to dismiss voice in non-union organisations as ineffective and inconsequential en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Employee Relations en
dc.subject Employee voice regulation en
dc.subject European directive information and consultation en
dc.subject Non-union voice en
dc.subject Management en
dc.title The management of voice in non-union organisations: managers perspectives en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/01425450510591620 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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