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Employee Representation and Workplace High-Performance: The German “Model” in Comparative Perspective (Graduate/Undergraduate - IRE 395 / IRE 1090)

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Online Documents

Barry, M. & Wilkson, A. (2015). Pro-Social or Pro-Management? A Critique of the Conception of Employee Voice as a Pro-Social Behaviour within Organizational Behaviour. British Journal of Industrial Relations. Forthcoming 2015.
Early view online version.

Pohler, D.M. & Luchak, A.A. (2014). Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice: The Impact of Unions and High-Involvement Work Practices on Work Outcomes. ILR Review, 67(4), 1063 - 1094.

Turner, T., & O'Sullivan, M. (2013). Speaking up: Employee voice and attitudes to unions in a non‐union US multinational firm. Industrial Relations Journal, 44(2), 154-170.

Bryson, A., Gomez, R., Kretschmer, T. & Willman, P. (2013). Workplace Voice and Civic Engagement: What Theory and Data Tell Us About Unions and Their Relationship to the Democratic Process. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 965-998.

Fine, J. (2013). Solving the Problem from Hell: Tripartism as a Strategy for Addressing Labour Standards Non-Compliance in the United States.Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 813-844.

Finkin, M.W. (2013). Employee Self-Representation and the Law in the United States.Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 937-964.

Lewchuk, W. (2013) The Limits of Voice: Are Workers Afraid to Express Their Health and Safety Rights? Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 789-812.

Malin, M. (2013). Collective Representation and Employee Voice in the US Public Sector Workplace: Looking North for Solutions? Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 903-936.

Slater, J. (2013). Attacks on Public-Sector Bargaining as Attacks on Employee Voice: A (Partial) Defence of the Wagner Act Model. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 875-902.

Vosko, L.F. (2013). "Rights without Remedies": Enforcing Employment Standards in Ontario by Maximizing Voice among Workers in Precarious Jobs. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 845-874.

Mardsden, D. (2013). Individual Voice in Employment Relationships: A Comparison under Different Forms of Workplace Representation. Industrial Relations, 52(S1), 221-258.

Johnstone, S., Wilkinson, A., & Ackers, P. (2011). Applying Budd’s model to partnership. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 32(2), 307-328.

Budd, J., Gollan, P., & Wilkinson, A. (2010). New approaches to employee voice and participation in organizations. Human Relations, 63(3), 303-310.

Tucker, E. (2010). Renorming labour law: Can we escape labour law's recurring regulatory dilemmas? Industrial Law Journal, 39(2), 99-138.

Budd, J. W., & Colvin, A. J. S. (2008). Improved metrics for workplace dispute resolution procedures: Efficiency, equity, and voice. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 47(3), 460-479

Taras, Daphne. (2007) Reconciling Differences Differently : Employee Voice in Public Policy Making and Workplace Governance (2007), (13 pages, PDF)

Adams, R. J. (2005). Efficiency, equity, and voice as moral imperatives. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 17(2), 111-117

Bamber, G. J. (2005). The geometry of comparative industrial relations: Efficiency, equity and voice. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 17(2), 119-122

Estreicher, S. (2005). Geometry does not a theory of employment make. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 17(2), 123-126

Hyman, R. (2005). Striking a balance? means, ends and ambiguities. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 17(2), 127-130

Employment with a Human Face: Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice, by John W. Budd, University of Minnesota , 2004 first 25 pages available at Cornell University ILR School DigitalCommons@ILR

Online Documents

Innovation in Isolation: Labor-Management Partnerships in the United States, by Kirsten S. Wever, Rosemary Batt, Saul Rubinstein.The Economic and Labour Relations Review Vol 7, Issue 1, pp. 67 - 87 (First published date: June-01-1996) (21 pages, PDF)



Online Documents

The Origins of the Movement for Workers' Councils in Germany, 1918-1935 (published1938) (html)

International Labour Office (ILO) 1924: Work Councils in Germany by Marcel Berthelot (144 pages, PDF) "In January 1921, in its series of Studies and Reports, the Internationall Labour Office published a brief summary of the history, provisions, and practical effects of the German Works Councils Act of February 1920.

Springer Open Access (full text PDF available by clicking on the link provided): Promoting Social Dialogue in European Organizations, 2015 (213 pages, PDF) AND Chapter 6: Management’s Perceptions of Social Dialogue at the Company Level in Germany, by Michael Whittall (14 pages, PDF)



Online Documents

The Broadbent Institute, June 2016: “Workplace Democracy for the 21st Century,”  by Rafael Gomez and Juan Gomez (76 pages, PDF)


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