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Keeping it quiet? The micro-politics of employee voice in company strategic decision-making
journal contributionposted on 2021-06-22, 11:18 authored by Catherine CaseyCatherine Casey, Helen Delaney
Employee voice in company strategic and governance decision-making in Anglophone countries commonly has few formal channels. This article’s investigation of labour’s (collective employees) interest expression in Australia and New Zealand finds that labour actors engage with company actors to craft a range of channels of expression and participation. In addition to actors’ utilisation of formal institutional provisions for adversarial collective bargaining and cooperative participation, actors utilise other ‘at the table’ arrangements that are typically of low salience. These include non-formal, inter-actor arrangements that facilitate contribution to decisions that can include matters of strategic importance. Labour actors engage with company actors in intricate micro-political relations to contribute influence in framing understandings and horizons of decisions and norm-building. Their quiet activities contribute regulatory effect in company decision-making.
Marsden Fast Start Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand
- Business and Economics
Published inWork, Employment and Society
Pages485 - 502
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
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