Employee participation in Sharesave schemes : a case study analysis of three companies in the UK retail sector
Jackson, Christopher Paul, 1942- (2005) Employee participation in Sharesave schemes : a case study analysis of three companies in the UK retail sector. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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This thesis addresses the question as to why employees
participate (or not) in their company's Sharesave scheme. A model of
the factors which influence participation is developed based on the
financial participation literature and pilot study interviews with a
selection of company Sharesave scheme managers.
Using a case study approach with three companies in the retail
sector, quantitative and qualitative methods are applied to determine
which aspects of the model influence participation by employees.
Particular importance in the methodology is placed on understanding
the employee's perspective in relation to Sharesave schemes by
interviewing both participants and non-participants.
The thesis argues that employees participate (or not) in the
Sharesave scheme on what they see as their best interests. The
findings suggest that participation in Sharesave schemes do not
generate either a greater commitment to the company or come from a
desire for ownership. However, the thesis did find that the changing
nature of employment (in particular the growth of part time work and
different types of part time workers) was an important factor
influencing participation rates.
Finally, this research concludes that financial participation
schemes could not be properly evaluated without talking to employees.
It is only by understanding the meaning that such schemes have for the
individual in terms of the actions that the employee takes and why, that
one can truly understand the impact of financial participation schemes.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Employee stock options -- Great Britain, Retail trade -- Great Britain -- Case Studies, Retail trade -- Employees|
|Official Date:||November 2005|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Warwick Business School|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Morgan, Glenn ; Danieli, Ardha ; Stray, Stephanie|
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