Mutual gains? The workers' verdict:a longitudinal study

Glover, Linda, Tregaskis, Olga ORCID: and Butler, Peter (2014) Mutual gains? The workers' verdict:a longitudinal study. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25 (6). pp. 895-914. ISSN 0958-5192

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‘Who gains from partnership?’ is a topic that has been hotly debated (Roche 2009 ) and it has been suggested that the ‘balance of advantage’ is often skewed towards employers. However, employee testimony remains limited. To address this gap, the paper examines employee evidence on the partnership process and their interpretation of the gains realised over time in a large UK-based subsidiary of an engineering multinational company. The research is part of a larger longitudinal case-study project extending over 5 years. The analysis here draws upon data collected during 2006–2010 and includes 99 interviews alongside nearly 200 matched survey responses, in addition to observational and documentary evidence. We introduce a process model of the ‘hierarchy of gains’ and suggest that this helps explain shifts in worker behaviour as a result of partnership.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 09:04
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 05:17
DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2012.743479

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