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Title: Dimensions and location of high-involvement management: fresh evidence from the UK Commission's 2011 Employer Skills Survey
Authors: Wood, Stephen J.
Nolte, S.
Burridge, Mark
Rudloff, Daniela
Green, William
First Published: 22-Dec-2014
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Human Resource Management Journal, 2014, 25 (2), pp. 166-183
Abstract: High-involvement management is typically seen as having three components: worker involvement, skill and knowledge acquisition and motivational supports. The prescriptive literature implies the elements should be used together; but using data from the UK Commission's Employer Skills Survey of 2011 we find that these dimensions of high-involvement management are in reality separate. Two types of involvement, role and organisational, are not strongly related, and motivational supports are not strongly correlated with other practices or each other. Size of workplace and the sector in which it operates are associated with the dimensions of high-involvement management. However, there is variety in their other predictors. For example, organisational involvement and skill acquisition are positively related to workplace size while role involvement is negatively associated with it. The research illustrates the value of scaling methods over blanket indexes to measure high involvement management and highlights the independent effects of quality and operational management methods.
DOI Link: 10.1111/1748-8583.12064
ISSN: 0954-5395
eISSN: 1748-8583
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Wood, S., Nolte, S., Burridge, M., Rudloff, D. and Green, W. (2015), Dimensions and location of high-involvement management: fresh evidence from the UK Commission's 2011 Employer Skills Survey. Human Resource Management Journal, 25: 166–183, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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