Workplace partnership and legitimacy: A multi-layered analysis of the shop steward experience

Butler, Peter and Tregaskis, Olga ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9954-5152 (2015) Workplace partnership and legitimacy: A multi-layered analysis of the shop steward experience. Work, Employment & Society, 29 (6). pp. 895-911. ISSN 1469-8722

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Abstract

The phenomenon of workplace partnership has attracted significant academic interest. This article uses case study evidence from a traditional heavy engineering MNC context to examine how the pursuit of collaborative strategies impacted the roles of a multi-layered, mature community of trade union shop stewards. The analytical lens of legitimacy is used to provide insight into the contrasting experiences of senior and sectional stewards – a hitherto overlooked area. Our work suggests limitations at one level of representation may be offset by advances at another, and thus aids understanding of the conditions underpinning the impact of partnership.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: legitimacy,intra role conflict,workplace partnership,shop stewards,social sciences(all),business, management and accounting(all),sdg 3 - good health and well-being,sdg 8 - decent work and economic growth ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 23:03
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 20:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59488
DOI: 10.1177/0950017014559766

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