Pension trusteeship and diversity in the UK: A new boardroom recipe for change or continuity?

Sayce, S. and Ozbilgin, M. F. (2014) Pension trusteeship and diversity in the UK: A new boardroom recipe for change or continuity? Economic and Industrial Democracy, 35 (1). pp. 49-69. ISSN 0143-831X

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Abstract

Drawing on interviews, this article investigates change and continuity induced by greater diversity among pension trustees in terms of trustees’ involvement in boardroom activities in the UK. Utilizing Bourdieu’s theory of habitus, the authors demonstrate the agency of trustees, and how greater diversity among trustees changes the boardroom decision-making process. However, the authors also reveal forms of continuity by reproduction of educational, corporate and social values within a boardroom context. The findings challenge the assumption that greater diversity may radically transform organizations.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 09:44
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 23:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/47492
DOI: 10.1177/0143831X12462489

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