models of diversity and interaction

Paul J. Gollan*, Raymond Markey

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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book suggests that greater employee commitment is generated by participation and involvement of employees. It highlights the fact that the style of workplace culture also dictates the way in which employees are involved in decision-making. The book shows how debilitating the lack of a supportive culture can be even when participative structures are established in the chapters on Malta and Ghana by Zammitt and Musa respectively. The distinction of strategic human resource management (HRM) from the industrial relations paradigm relied to a large extent upon a restrictive caricature of industrial relations as a typology. The Norwegian case study in this book offers a model, with collaboration between employers, employee representatives and researchers in the development of participative practices which simultaneously enhance productivity and empower employees.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModels of employee participation in a changing global environment
Subtitle of host publicationdiversity and interaction
EditorsRaymond Markey, Paul Gollan, Ann Hodgkinson, Alain Chouraqui, Ulke Veersma
Place of PublicationAldershot
PublisherAshgate Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781315189284
ISBN (Print)9781138730830, 0754618668
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Revivals


Bibliographical note

First published 2001 by Ashgate Publishing. Reissued 2018 by Routledge.

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Gollan, P. J., & Markey, R. (2001). Conclusions: models of diversity and interaction. In R. Markey, P. Gollan, A. Hodgkinson, A. Chouraqui, & U. Veersma (Eds.), Models of employee participation in a changing global environment: diversity and interaction (pp. 322-343). (Routledge Revivals). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.