"This is a thought-provoking, if contentious, text from Jeff Hyman and Bob Mason, university lecturers at Strathclyde and Ulster. They quote an impressive array of research on employee involvement and employee participation in identifying trends, pressures and influences in the public and private sectors of the UK, the rest of Europe, the US and Japan. The content is both objective and helpful." --Howard Gibson in People Management "This is a well written and well argued book that lives up to the publishers claim that it "ideally meets the needs of students in industrial relations, personnel and human resource management, and management studies generally, for a thorough and accessible introduction to this central but complex topic"." --Quality of Working Life News Abstracts At a time when issues of employee involvement and influence evoke considerable controversy and debate, this new text provides a thorough overview of the perspectives on employee involvement and participation. By identifying two types of evolution in the workplace--one driven by managerial interests and one driven by employee attempts to influence decision making--the authors make a complex topic accessible and give the reader a solid introduction to some important issues. Comparing developments in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, and the United States over time, Managing Employee Involvement and Participation effectively illustrates the recent trends in advanced industrial societies and their implications. This book will provide students and professionals in human resources, management, and organizational studies with an intriguing analysis of the issues faced today in the areas of employee relations and involvement.
Employee Involvement and Participation in a Competitive Climate
Industrial Structure, Work Organization and Employee Involvement
Employee Involvement and Human Resource Management
Employee Involvement in Practice
Financial Involvement and Participation
Employee Participation in Practice
Rationales for and Responses to Employee Involvement and Participation
The Influence of Foreign Inward Investment
Forwards or Backwards for Employee Influence at Work?