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An Exploration of the Factors that Influence Employee Participation in Europe
Journal of World Business (2003)
  • Elizabeth Cabrera, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Jaime Ortega, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Ángel Cabrera
Abstract
The goal of this study was to identify the determinants of direct participation in organizations across Europe. Some factors were predicted to be related to levels of participation in general, namely competition, sector, the pursuit of a differentiation strategy based on either quality or service, and indirect participation. Two additional factors were expected to be differentially related to two forms of direct participation: consultation and delegation. These factors were organizational size and the pursuit of a cost leadership business strategy. The hypothesized relationships were contrasted using data from the EPOC survey, a representative survey of over 5,700 organizations located in ten European Union countries.
Publication Date
February, 2003
Citation Information
Elizabeth Cabrera, Jaime Ortega and Ángel Cabrera. "An Exploration of the Factors that Influence Employee Participation in Europe" Journal of World Business Vol. 38 Iss. 1 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaime_ortega/8/