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Re-conceptualising employee silence: problems and prognosis

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dc.contributor.author Donaghey, Jimmy en
dc.contributor.author Cullinane, Niall en
dc.contributor.author Dundon, Tony en
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Adrian en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-29T12:02:02Z en
dc.date.available 2011-07-29T12:02:02Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation J. Donaghey, N. Cullinane, T. Dundon, and A. Wilkinson, 2011, Re-conceptualising employee silence: problems and prognosis, Work, Employment and Society, 25(1): 51-67 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2098 en
dc.description.abstract A growing literature has emerged on employee silence, located within the field of organisational behaviour. Scholars have investigated when and how employees articulate voice and when and how they will opt for silence. While offering many insights, this analysis is inherently one-sided in its interpretation of silence as a product of employee motivations. An alternative reading of silence is offered which focuses on the role of management. Using the non-union employee representation literature for illustrative purposes, the significance of management in structuring employee silence is considered. Highlighted are the ways in which management, through agenda-setting and institutional structures, can perpetuate silence over a range of issues, thereby organising employees out of the voice process. These considerations are redeployed to offer a dialectical interpretation of employee silence in a conceptual framework to assist further research and analysis en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Work Employment and Society en
dc.subject Employee voice en
dc.subject Employee silence en
dc.subject Managerial power en
dc.subject Non-union employment relations en
dc.title Re-conceptualising employee silence: problems and prognosis en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0950017010389239 en
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017010389239 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en
dc.contributor.funder IRCHSS en
dc.contributor.funder ESRC en

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