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Information but not consultation: exploring employee involvement in SMEs

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dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Adrian en
dc.contributor.author Dundon, Tony en
dc.contributor.author Grugulis, Irena en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-02T12:37:03Z en
dc.date.available 2011-08-02T12:37:03Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation A. Wilkinson, T. Dundon and I. Grugulis, 2007, Information but not consultation: exploring employee involvement in SMEs, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol 18 (7), pp.1279-1297 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2106 en
dc.description.abstract Most research on employee involvement (EI) has focused on large or ¿mainstream¿ organizations. By adopting those schemes which 'appear' to work well in larger organizations, smaller firms assume there will be enhanced employee commitment beyond formal contractual requirements. The main question in this paper is whether EI schemes designed by management will suffice under the 2004 Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE) Regulations. The paper focuses on SMEs which tend to favour informal and direct EI, and it remains unclear how these methods will be played out under the new regulatory environment. Evidence from four case studies is presented here and it suggests that the ICE Regulations impose new challenges for smaller firms given their tendency to provide information rather than consult with employees. It also appears organizational factors, workplace relations history and the way processes are implemented at enterprise level may be far more important than size itself. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Journal of Human Resource Management en
dc.subject Employee involvement en
dc.subject information and consultation en
dc.subject Employee voice en
dc.subject Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) en
dc.subject European Employee Information and Consultation Directive en
dc.subject Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations (ICE) en
dc.subject J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics en
dc.title Information but not consultation: exploring employee involvement in SMEs en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09585190701393798 en
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585190701393798 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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