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More than mere fragments? The use of the Workplace Employment Relations Survey data in HRM research

Delbridge, Rick and Whitfield, Keith Leslie 2007. More than mere fragments? The use of the Workplace Employment Relations Survey data in HRM research. International Journal of Human Resource Management 18 (12) , pp. 2166-2181. 10.1080/09585190701695317

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This paper explores the use of the British Workplace Employment Relations (WERS) survey data in HRM research. While the WERS surveys contain much material of relevance to key debates in the HRM area, there is a prima facie case that there has not been as much WERS-based research in the HRM area as might have been consequently expected. This paper examines why this might be the case, and considers the prospects for the further use of WERS data by HRM researchers. While noting the limits of survey data to address key questions in the area, it suggests that there is a need for a programme of research that builds upon the valuable insights that can be obtained from WERS-based research by the complementary generation of more context-rich information via focused case studies and associated qualitative research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workplace, survey, mixed methods
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0958-5192
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:47

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