High-involvement Work Processes and Systems: A Review of Theory, Distribution, Outcomes, and Tensions

Peter Boxall, Meng Long Huo, Keith Macky, Jonathan Winterton

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Abstract

However, there are also costs to increased employee involvement and the authors review the important economic and sociopolitical contingencies that help to explain the incidence or distribution of HIWPs and HIWSs. The authors also review the research on the outcomes of higher employee involvement for firms and workers, discuss the quality of the research methods used, and consider the tensions with which the model is associated. This chapter concludes with an outline of the research agenda, envisaging an ongoing role for both quantitative and qualitative studies. Without ignoring the difficulties involved, the authors argue, from the societal perspective, that the high-involvement pathway should be considered one of the most important vectors available to improve the quality of work and employee well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch in Personnel and Human Resources Management
EditorsM. Ronald Buckley, Anthony R. Wheeler, Jonathon R. B. Halbesleben
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Chapter1
Pages1-52
Number of pages52
Volume37
ISBN (Electronic)9781789738513
ISBN (Print)9781789738520, 1789738520
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameResearch in Personnel and Human Resources Management
Volume37
ISSN (Print)0742-7301

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    Boxall, P., Huo, M. L., Macky, K., & Winterton, J. (2019). High-involvement Work Processes and Systems: A Review of Theory, Distribution, Outcomes, and Tensions. In M. R. Buckley, A. R. Wheeler, & J. R. B. Halbesleben (Eds.), Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management (Vol. 37, pp. 1-52). (Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management; Vol. 37). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-730120190000037002