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dc.contributor.authorMaloney, Maureen
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Alma
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-05T09:16:24Z
dc.date.available2019-11-05T09:16:24Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-07
dc.identifier.citationMaloney, Maureen, & McCarthy, Alma. (2019). Automatic enrolment to pension plans in small organisations: a research agenda. Employee Relations, 41(1), 142-157. doi: 10.1108/ER-06-2017-0138en_IE
dc.identifier.issn0142-5455
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/15549
dc.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse how firm size impacts pension workforce coverage with a particular focus on automatic enrolment (AE) to pension plans in small organisations. Design/methodology/approach The paper examines the alignment of government AE interests with those of small employers, their employees and pension providers to better understand how firm size impacts pension workforce coverage. Findings The alignment of interests between stakeholders (government, pension providers, employers and employees) differs between large and small organisations, and empirical findings from large organisations cannot be assumed to apply in small organisations. Research limitations/implications The paper calls attention to the need for future empirical research and identifies a number of research questions for further analysis to examine how AE impacts pension participation in small organisations and advance the field. Originality/value The policy of automatically enroling employees into occupational pension plans, recently legislated for all eligible workers in the UK and under consideration in the USA and Ireland, was developed from research conducted in a small number of large organisations. Pension coverage is particularly inadequate for the large number of employees working in small organisations (1-49 employees). However, little research attention has been focussed on pensions in small organisations with pension policy makers assuming that legislated AE will work as effectively in small organisations as it did in large organisations. This paper addresses this gap in the field.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherEmeralden_IE
dc.relation.ispartofEmployee Relationsen
dc.subjectSmall- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)en_IE
dc.subjectPensionsen_IE
dc.subjectAutomatic enrolmenten_IE
dc.subjectDefined contributionen_IE
dc.subjectHUMAN-RESOURCE MANAGEMENTen_IE
dc.subjectBEHAVIORAL ECONOMICSen_IE
dc.subjectPERFORMANCEen_IE
dc.titleAutomatic enrolment to pension plans in small organisations: a research agendaen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2019-11-05T09:11:07Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ER-06-2017-0138
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1108/ER-06-2017-0138en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid15558027
dc.local.contactMaureen Maloney, Dept. Of Management, Top Floor, St. Anthony'S, Nui Galway. 3922 Email: maureen.maloney@nuigalway.ie
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