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The influence of stock market listing on human resource management: evidence for France and Britain

Conway, Neil and Deakin, S. and Konzelmann, Suzanne J. and Petit, H. and Rebérioux, A. and Wilkinson, F. (2008) The influence of stock market listing on human resource management: evidence for France and Britain. British Journal of Industrial Relations 46 (4), pp. 631-673. ISSN 0007-1080.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2008.00698.x

Abstract

We use data from the Relations Professionnelles et Négociations d'Entreprise survey of 2004 and the Workplace Employment Relations Survey of 2004 to analyse how far approaches to human resource management differ according to whether an establishment is part of a company with a stock exchange listing. In both countries we find that listing is positively associated with teamworking and performance-related pay, while in France, but not in Britain, it is also linked to worker autonomy and training. Our findings are inconsistent with the claim that shareholder pressure operates as a constraint on the adoption of high-performance workplace practices. The pattern is similar in the two countries, but with a slightly stronger tendency for listing to be associated with high-performance workplace practices in France.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 12:18
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2026

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