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Finding a Voice at Work? – New Perspectives on Employment Relations - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Finding a Voice at Work?: New Perspectives on Employment Relations

Stewart Johnstone and Peter Ackers


How much ‘say’ should employees have in the running of business organizations and what form should ‘voice’ take? Answers to these questions reflect our fundamental assumptions about the nature of employment relations and inform our views on almost every aspect of human resource management. Voice can mean many things. It can be a synonym for trade union representation, aiming to defend and promote the collective interests of workers, or a means of enhancing employee commitment and organizational performance. Others advocate voice as an alternative to conventional capitalist organizations run fo ... More

Keywords: employee voice, employee involvement, employee participation, trade union, collective bargaining, employment relations, employment relationship, industrial democracy, human resource management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199668007
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668007.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stewart Johnstone, editor
Senior Lecturer in HRM, Newcastle University Business School

Peter Ackers, editor
Professor of Industrial Relations and Labour History, Loughborough University

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