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Participation and Democracy at Work

Essays in Honour of Harvie Ramsay

Jeff Hyman, Bill Harley og Paul Thompson

Palgrave 2005, 272 s. ISBN 1403900043
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Employee participation is a dynamic and contested area of organisational behaviour, attracting continuing academic, practitioner and policy interest and debate. This book will bring together a fresh, critical and comparative perspective on the full range of participation practices, drawing on the work of leading scholars in the field. It is inteded to honour the work of Harvie Ramsay, who died tragically in 2001 and who was a pioneering writer on participation and democracy in this field.

Contents

Introduction
The Paradoxes of Participation; B.Harley, J.Hyman & P.Thompson
Employee Involvement: Patterns and Explanations; M.Marchington
Hope or Hype? High Performance Work Systems; B.Harley
In the Name of Customer Service: Service Work and Participation; A.Sturdy & M.Korczynski
Teamworking: Partial Participation; J.Benders
Trojan Horses or Paper Tigers? Assessing the Significance of European Works Councils; M.Hall & P.Marginson
Employee Share Ownership, Employment Relations and Corporate Governance; A.Pendleton
Promoting Workplace Development: Lessons for UK Policy from Nordic Approaches to Job Redesign and Quality of Working Life; J.Payne & E.Keep
Theorising the State and Economic Democracy; P.Boreham & R.Hall
You've Got to Admit it's Getting Better: Organised Labour and Internationalisation; N.Haworth
New Uniion Strategies and Forms of Work Organisation in UK Manufacturing; A.Danford
Organisational Participation and Women: An Attitude Problem?; D.Scholarios & H.Ramsay
Conclusion


Author Biographies

JEFF HYMAN is Professor of Management in the Business School, University of Aberdeen, UK.

PAUL THOMPSON is Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

BILL HARLEY is Associate Professor of Human