Different rooms, different voices: Double-breasting, multi-channel representation and the managerial agenda
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N. Cullinane, J. Donaghey, T. Dundon and T. Dobbins, 2011, Different rooms, different voices: Double-breasting, multi-channel representation and the managerial agenda, International Journal of Human Resource Management, (iFirst, doi: 10.1080/09585192.2011.561213)
Double-breasting has been identified as where companies run union voice and non-union voice mechanisms across different plants. While research has focused on the incidence of such arrangements, there is a dearth of evidence into the dynamics of it. This article seeks to complement existing research by examining the contours of double-breasting in a case study organisation. The findings suggest more research is necessary into the dynamics of double-breasting in terms of how voice in sites affects each other and the extent to which running different regimes affects the managerial agenda.