Title
Toward a behavioural theory of cooperation between managers and employee representatives in works councils Toward a behavioural theory of cooperation between managers and employee representatives in works councils
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Economic and industrial democracy. - London
Volume/pages
(2015) , p. 1-30
ISSN
0143-831X
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article builds a comprehensive behavioural framework of cooperation between management and employee representatives in a works council setting. The authors do so by applying insights from organizational behaviour in the works council setting in the belief that this disciplines long-standing research tradition on (work) group processes and outcomes may provide the necessary theoretical building blocks to unravel cooperation among managers and employee representatives. The authors framework suggests that cooperation is a complex phenomenon that is largely driven by the extent of ideological and educational differences between management and employee representatives, procedural justice and perceived organizational support. A series of case studies of Belgian works councils provide illustrations of this framework. The overall contribution of this article is a grounded and testable behavioural framework of how cooperation can develop between management and employee representatives in a works council context.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/21e71a/d79a7fa6d67.pdf
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/28bef2/9849.pdf
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