Ritically evaluate the claim that employee involvement and participation initiatives add competitive advantage to an organisation.

Reading List
Essential
Hyman, J & Mason B (1995) Managing Employee Involvement and Participation London: Sage.
Harley, B., Hyman, J. & Thompson, P. (eds.) (2005) Participation and Democracy at Work Basingstoke: Macmillan
Recommended
Ackers, P., Marchington, M., Wilkinson, A., Dundon, T. (2004), a?Partnership and voice, with or without trade unions: changing British management approaches to participationa?, in Stuart, M., Martinez-Lucio, M. (Eds) (2004) Partnership and Modernisation in Employment Relations London: Routledge.
Addison, J.T. (2005) a?The Determinants of Firm Performance: Unions, Works Councils, and Employee Involvement/High-Performance Work Practicesa? in Scottish Journal of Political EconomyA vol.52 no.3 pp.406a 450.
Addison, J.T., Siebert, W.S., Wagner, J., Wei, X. (2000), Worker participation and firm performance: evidence from Germany and Britain”, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 38 no.1 pp.7-48.
Blyton, P. & Turnbull, P. (2004) (3rd edition) The Dynamics of Employee Relations Basingstoke: Macmillan.
Bryson, A., Forth, J & Kirby. S. (2005) a?High-Involvement Management Practices, Trade Union Representation And Workplace Performance In Britaina? in Scottish Journal of Political EconomyA vol.52 no.3 pp.451a 491.
Butler, P. (2005) a?Non-union employee representation: exploring the efficacy of the voice processa? in Employee Relations vol.27 no.3 pp.272-288.
Cloke, K. (2002) The end of management and the rise of organizational democracy San Francisco, Jossey-Bass
Cox, A., Zagelmeyer, S. & Marchington,M. (2006) a?Embedding employee involvement and participation at worka? in Human Resource Management JournalA vol.16 no.3 pp.250a 267.
Dundon, T. (2005) a?The management of voice in non-union organisations: managersa perspectivesa? in Employee Relations vol.27 no.3 pp.307-319.
Dundon, T., Wilkinson, A., Marchington, M., Ackers, P. (2004), a?The meanings and purpose of employee voicea? in International Journal of Human Resource Management vol.15 no.6, pp.1150-71.
Fitzroy, F.R. & Kraft, K. (2005) a?Co-determination, Efficiency and Productivitya? in British Journal of Industrial Relations vol.43 no.2 pp.233-247.
Godard, J. (2004) a?A Critical Assessment of the High-Performance Paradigma? in British Journal of Industrial Relations vol.42 no.2 pp.349a 378.
Hales, C. and Klidas, A. (1998) a?Empowerment in five-star hotels: choice, voice or rhetoric?a? in International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Vol 10 No. 3 pp. 88-95
Jackson, G. (2005) a?Employee Representation in the Board Compared: A Fuzzy Sets Analysis of Corporate Governance, Unionism and Political Institutionsa? in Industrielle Beziehungen, 12 Jg. Heft 3, 2005 1 (available at Jackson2005.pdf).
Jirjahn, U. & Smith, S (2006) a?What Factors Lead Management to Support or Oppose Employee Participationa With and Without Works Councils? Hypotheses and Evidence from Germanya? in Industrial Relations vol.45 no.4 pp.650a 680
Kim, D (2009) a?Employees Perspective on Non-Union Representation: A Comparison with Unionsa? in Economic and Industrial Democracy vol.30 no.1 pp.120-151
Lewis, T., Machold, S., Oxtoby, D. & Ahmed, P.K. (2004) a?Employee roles in governance: contrasting the UK and German experiencea? in Corporate Governance: International journal of business in society vol.4 no.4 pp.16-28.
Marchington, M. & Wilkinson, A. (2000) a?Direct Participationa? in Bach, S & Sisson, K (eds) (2000) Personnel Management (3rd edition) London: Blackwell
Marchington, M. (1992) Managing the Team Oxford: Blackwells
Marchington, M. (1993) a?Fairy tales and magic wands: new employment practices in perspectivea? in Employee Relations Vol. 17 No 1 (hard copy only in library)
Marginson, P. & Sisson, K. (2006) European Integration and Industrial Relations: MultiLevel Governance in the Making Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Millward, N., Bryson, A., Forth, J. (2000) All Change at Work? London: Routledge
Mizrahi, S. (2002) a?Workersa Participation in Decision-Making Processes and Firm Stabilitya? in British Journal of Industrial Relations vol.40 no.4 pp.689-707.
Poutsma, E. (2001) Recent trends in employee financial participation in the European Union Loughlinstown: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working.
Ramsay, H. (1997) a?Fools Gold? European Works Councils and Workplace Democracya? in Industrial Relations Journal, December 1997, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 314-322
Rose, E. (2008) (3rd edition) Employment Relations London: Prentice Hall
Shapiro, G. (2000) Employee involvement: opening the diversity Pandoraas Box? In Personnel Review, April 2000, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 304-323
Towers, B. (1997) The Representation Gap Oxford: OUP
Wilkinson, A. (1998) a?Empowerment: theory and practicea? in Personnel Review Vol. 27 No. 1 pp40-56

Journals
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Employee Relations
Industrial Relations Journal