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Dimensions and location of high-involvement management: fresh evidence from the UK Commission's 2011 Employer Skills Survey

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posted on 2015-02-11, 10:03 authored by Stephen J. Wood, Mark Burridge, Daniela Rudloff, William Green, Sandra Nolte
High-involvement management is typically seen as having three components: worker involvement, skill and knowledge acquisition and motivational supports. The prescriptive literature implies the elements should be used together; but using data from the UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey of 2011 we find that these dimensions of highinvolvement management are in reality separate. Two types of involvement, role and organizational, are not strongly related, and motivational supports are not strongly correlated with other practices or each other. Size of workplace and the sector in which it operates are associated with the dimensions of high-involvement management. But, there is variety in their other predictors. For example, organizational involvement and skill acquisition are positively related to workplace size while role involvement is negatively associated with it. The research illustrates the value of scaling methods over blanket indexes to measure high involvement management and highlights the independent effects of quality and operational management methods.

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UK Commission for Employment and Skills funded this research and the study is based on data from UK Commission's Employer Skills Survey of 2011, the main report of which is available on: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ukcesemployer-skills-survey-2011

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Wood, S., Burridge, M., Rudloff, D., Green, W. and Nolte, S. (2014), Dimensions and location of high-involvement management: fresh evidence from the UK Commission's 2011 Employer Skills Survey. Human Resource Management Journal.

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Wiley-Blackwell

issn

0954-5395

eissn

1748-8583

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2014

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2016-12-22

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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1748-8583.12064/abstract

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en

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