Journal article/book/chapter

Volatility, Growth and Cycles

The paper investigates the factors affecting the equilibrium level of output in a panel of European countries. Output depends on factor inputs and on the technology and the efficiency with which those factors are used. Efficiency may be driven by international conditions and institutional changes such as the Single Market Programme in Europe. The technology indicators used in this study depend upon research and development and also include the level of labour efficiency which is indexed on skills data.

Public service productivity: new approaches to performance measurement in health sectors

Chapter in J. Hartley, C. Donaldson, C. Skelcher and M. Wallace (eds.) Managing to Improve Public Services, Cambridge University Press.

Voice Recognition

People Management, 12(18): 40-43.

What do unions do for women?

Employment relations are at a crossroad. Historically, trade union channels in advanced economies have dominated worker representation, but with the decline in union membership other forms of representation are becoming increasingly significant.

This book is the result of significant research addressing key issues underlying these developments. A group of internationally-renowned employment relations specialists, under the Leverhulme Foundation Future of Trade Unionism Programme, consider issues such as:

- trends in trade union membership

Is It Good to Talk? Information Disclosure and Organizational Performance in the UK

The disclosure of information by management to employees varies significantly between workplaces. The effects of this variance on organizational performance are analysed using WERS98 data. The results show that the impact of information disclosure on organizational performance is more complex than is often assumed in the literature. Overall, there is a significant impact, both direct and indirect, and this varies depending on the level of employee organizational commitment, the type of information disclosed and the performance outcome involved.

Annual review article 2005: Raising the standard? The regulation of employment, and public sector employment policy

This article describes developments in employment regulation in 2005 and assesses how far these measures fulfilled the Government's pledges to the union movement made in the Warwick Agreement. It also examines the Government's behaviour as an employer, and the interplay between public and private sector employment practice. It concludes that there was limited evidence of Government commitment to the traditional conception of the good employer.

Inside the Workplace: Findings from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey

Inside the Workplace provides an in-depth exploration of the findings from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS 2004), the fifth in the series of surveys conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), and the Policy Studies Institute (PSI). The WERS series is widely regarded as providing one of the most authoritative portraits of contemporary employment relations at the workplace in Britain.<br />

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