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Trust, employer exposure and the employment relation

Nichols, Theo 2009. Trust, employer exposure and the employment relation. Economic and Industrial Democracy 30 (2) , pp. 241-265. 10.1177/0143831X09102429

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Managers often believe that the better employees know them, the more they will trust them. Yet although specialist literatures exist on labour turnover and tenure (whether job tenure has declined for example) there is no sustained investigation into the wider sociological question: what is the relation between length of service and employee trust? This article seeks to provide the first such examination of this, utilizing the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey, a unique British dataset that permits controls to be made for a considerable number of industry, workplace and individual characteristics. The results do not fit the conventional wisdom.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Uncontrolled Keywords: industrial relations; labour process; labour relations; management; sociology
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0143-831X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:51

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