The 'reach' of employee participation in decision-making: Exploring the Aristotelian roots of workplace democracy

Andrew R. Timming

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Abstract

This article examines the 'reach', or the distribution, of employee participation in decision-making (PDM) within organisations. It makes a unique contribution to the wider employee voice literature by asking what types of employees have a 'say' in strategic decision-making and, in similar vein, what types of employees are denied participation, and why. In order to answer this under-investigated research question, the article presents an Aristotelian analysis of the concept of citizenship in the 'best regime'. In the light of this analysis, the article concludes that some groups of employees are excluded from PDM on the basis of a perceived lack of 'excellence'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-396
Number of pages15
JournalHuman Resource Management Journal
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

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