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Publication date: 1 Aug 2017 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | JEL classification: J24, J28, L22, L23, M12, M54 | NIESR discussion paper number: 477
I examine the history of employee engagement and how it has been characterised by thinkers in sociology, psychology, management and economics.  I suggest that, while employers may choose to invest in employee engagement, there are alternative management strategies that may be profit-maximising. I...
Publication date: 11 Apr 2014 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Freeman, R. B.
Many large listed firms offer workers the opportunity to buy shares in the firm at discounted rates through employee stock purchase plans (ESPP).  The discounted rate creates a gift exchange, where the firm hopes that workers who accept the gift reciprocate with greater loyalty and effort.  But...