Employee representation and consultative voice in multinational companies operating in Britain
Marginson, Paul, Edwards, P. K. (Paul K.), Edwards, Tony, 1968-, Ferner, Anthony and Tregaskis, Olga. (2009) Employee representation and consultative voice in multinational companies operating in Britain. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol.48 (No.1). pp. 151-180. ISSN 0007-1080
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00749.x...
Multinational companies (MNCs) from different countries of origin are widely held to have distinct preferences regarding the presence of employee representative structures and the form that employee 'voice' over management decisions takes. Such preferences are said to derive from the national models that prevail in the different countries of origin in which MNCs are based. Findings from a large-scale survey of the UK operations of MNCs indicate that country-of-origin influences on patterns of employee representation and emphasis on direct or indirect channels of employee 'voice' are attenuated by other factors, notably sector and method of growth. They also reveal significant recent innovation in representation and voice arrangements by this key group of employers.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||International business enterprises -- Employees, International business enterprises -- Great Britain, Labor laws and legislation -- Great Britain, Management -- Employee participation -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Industrial Relations|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||28 July 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 151-180|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
|Grant number:||RES-000-23-0305 (ESRC)|
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