(Still) Up to no Good: Reconfiguring the boundaries of worker resistance and misbehaviour in an increasingly non-union world
Vanden Broek, Diane
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D. Vanden Broek and T. Dundon, 2010, (Still) Up to No Good: Reconfiguring the boundaries of worker resistance and misbehaviour in an increasingly non-union world, International Labour Process Conference, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 15th - 17th March
There has been significant development in the way industrial conflict and worker resistance has been analysed over the past fifteen years. While researchers have observed the quantitative decline of traditional forms of employee resistance, others have highlighted the diversity and range of more informal employee behaviours. As indicated below, there have been a range reasons for both the decline in formal resistance and in approaches to how resistance is viewed. However, a common tendency has been to overlook the role of institutional and industrial context. The following research into unorganised workers identifies the importance of institutional factors in reassessing assumed boundaries between formal (and often collective) indicators of conflict, and more informal instances of workplace misbehaviour.