Employee participation and representation in Central and Eastern Europe

Prouska, Rea and Avgoustaki, Argyro and Psychogios, Alexandros and Wilkinson, Adrian (2019) Employee participation and representation in Central and Eastern Europe. Economic & Industrial Democracy. ISSN 0143-831X

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Abstract

Using data from the 2013 European Company Survey we study employee involvement and participation (EIP) in decision-making in twelve Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, a context that is rather less studied but interesting because of its political past and its current emerging economic status. We explore how these countries can be clustered according to positive employee attitude towards employee representation and EIP in decision-making. We examine the association between these two components and the effectiveness of the employee representation (ER) body, as well as whether there are differences between country clusters. Finally, we examine how the degree of EIP in decision-making is related to ER body effectiveness. Our study contributes to prior work by seeking to understand EIP in decision-making in an understudied sample of CEE countries and provides an insightful classification.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0143831X19887805
Date: 27 November 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: Central and Eastern Europe, clusters, decision-making, employee involvement and participation, employee representation, post-communist countries
Subjects: N600 Human Resource Management
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Dept. Management, HR and Enterprise
Depositing User: Alexandros Psychogios
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 17:07
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 13:34
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8283

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