New times for employee voice?

Adrian Wilkinson, Charles Fay

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In this review, which also serves as an introduction to this special section, we briefly discuss the growing interest in employee voice and how and why interest in this topic has emerged over the last few years. "Employee voice" has been used to summarize several different approaches to employee relations, and numerous other terms have been used interchangeably with "employee voice." In this introduction, we discuss the different approaches to voice, and, relying on the literature of HRM, political science, industrial relations, and organizational behavior, we develop a specific conceptualization of voice useful to scholars and HRM professionals. We discuss the direction of research in this area and summarize the papers in this issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-74
Number of pages10
JournalHuman Resource Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


  • Decision making
  • Diversity
  • Employee engagement
  • Employee voice
  • Empowerment
  • High-performance work systems
  • Involvement
  • Job design
  • Organizational commitment
  • Participation
  • Turnover intentions
  • Unions


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