- 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
Since the 1980s, human resource management (HRM) has become the most widely recognized term in the Anglophone world referring to the activities of management in organizing work and managing people to achieve organizational ends. HRM itself can be subdivided into three domains: micro HRM, strategic HRM, and international HRM. This diversity in HRM leads to a major problem if one is asked to describe an HRM perspective on employee participation. The response to this challenge is to emphasize the value of taking an ‘analytical approach’ to HRM. This article applies an analytical HRM approach to the study of contemporary patterns of employee representation and participation. It describes the trends in employee-voice practices and the larger organizational patterns of which they form a part. The focus is mainly on the Anglo-American world, but some comparisons are also made with practices outside the Anglophone sphere to illustrate what is distinctive.
Peter Boxall is Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Dean for Research in the Business School at the University of Auckland. His research is concerned with the links between HRM and strategic management and with the changing nature of work and employment systems. He is the co-author with John Purcell of Strategy and Human Resource Management (Palgrave Macmillan), co-editor with John Purcell and Patrick Wright of the Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management (Oxford University Press), and co-editor with Richard Freeman and Peter Haynes of What Workers Say: Employee Voice in the Anglo-American Workplace (Cornell University Press).
John Purcell is Associate Fellow of the Industrial Relations Research Unit at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. He is Deputy Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) and an Acas arbitrator. His main publications include Human Resource Management in the Multi-divisional Company (Oxford University Press, 1994) and Strategy and Human Resource Management (written with Peter Boxall) (Palgrave, 3rd edition, 2011) and the Oxford Handbook of HRM (Oxford University Press, 2007) edited with Peter Boxall and Patrick Wright. Recent research has been on the effect of people management practices on business performance, the role of front line managers in the delivery of effective people management, contingent workers and temporary work agencies and the impact of the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations. His book, written with Mark Hall, Consultation at Work: Regulation and Practice was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.
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