- The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- About the Contributors
- Conceptualizing Employee Participation in Organizations
- An HRM Perspective on Employee Participation
- An Industrial Relations Perspective on Employee Participation
- A Legal Perspective on Employee Participation
- Labour Process and Marxist Perspectives on Employee Participation
- An Economic Perspective on Employee Participation
- Direct Employee Participation
- Collective Bargaining as a Form of Employee Participation: : Observations on the United States and Europe
- Employer Strategies Towards Non‐Union Collective Voice
- Worker Directors and Worker Ownership/Cooperatives
- Employee Participation Through Non‐Union Forms of Employee Representation
- Works Councils:: The European Model of Industrial Democracy?
- Employee Share Ownership
- Financial Participation
- Labour Union Responses to Participation in Employing Organizations
- Voice in the Wilderness? The Shift From Union to Non‐Union Voice in Britain
- High Involvement Management and Performance
- Employee Voice and Mutual Gains
- Participation Across Organizational Boundaries
- Public Policy and Employee Participation
- Corporate Governance and Employee Participation
- Cross‐National Variation in Representation Rights and Governance at Work
- Employee Participation in Developing and Emerging Countries
- International and Comparative Perspectives on Employee Participation
- Freedom, Democracy, and Capitalism:: Ethics and Employee Participation
Abstract and Keywords
This article seeks to modify and extend the Varieties of Capitalism (VofC) approach in a way that makes it possible for it to account for both within country diversity and the role which international factors play in shaping national patterns of participation. It does so by drawing on recent debates about the VofC approach in general and comparative corporate governance in particular. Both these literatures suggest the need for VofC analysis to adopt a less deterministic view of the role that institutions play in shaping social action, to focus more on the role of agency and interests, and to suggest the need to explore the interconnections between countries in more detail. The article uses this modified VofC framework to examine the extent to which it can help explain recent developments in two countries: the United Kingdom and Germany. It concludes by outlining suggestions for further research.
Nick Wailes, Professor at the Australian Graduate School of Management, The University of New South Wales.
Russell D. Lansbury, Professor of Work and Organisational Studies, The University of Sydney.
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