Non-union employee representation, union avoidance and the managerial agenda
Donaghey, Jimmy, Cullinane, N., Dundon, T. and Dobbins, T.. (2012) Non-union employee representation, union avoidance and the managerial agenda. Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol.33 (No.2). pp. 163-183. ISSN 0143-831XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143831X11401924
Non-union employee representation is an area which has attracted much interest in the voice literature. Much of the literature has been shaped by a dialogue which considers NERs as a means of union avoidance. More recently however scholars have suggested that for NERs to work in such contexts, they may need to be imbued with a higher set of functionalities to remain viable entities. Using a critical case study of a union recognition drive and managerial response in the form of an NER, this article contributes to a more nuanced interpretation of the literature dialogue than hitherto exists. A core component of the findings directly challenge existing interpretations within the field; namely that NERs are shaped by a paradox of managerial action. It is argued that the NER failed to satisfy for employees because of a structural remit, rather than through any paradox in managerial intent.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations Research Unit
|Journal or Publication Title:||Economic and Industrial Democracy|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 163-183|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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