Employee relations in small firms A micro‐business perspective

Employee relations in small firms A micro‐business perspective This article draws on a three‐year comparative study of employee relations in small, medium‐sized and large organisations in Britain. It sets out to identify, record and analyse the nature and extent of employee relations in micro‐businesses. The preliminary results that emerged from the study illustrate that owner/managers of micro‐businesses tend to exhibit highly personalised and mostly informal management styles. Employee relations strategies in this type of firm appear to follow similar patterns and can be as diverse as the characteristics, personalities and preferences of the owner/managers themselves. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Employee Relations: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

Employee relations in small firms A micro‐business perspective

Employee Relations: An International Journal, Volume 21 (3): 11 – Jun 1, 1999

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0142-5455
DOI
10.1108/01425459910273125
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Abstract

This article draws on a three‐year comparative study of employee relations in small, medium‐sized and large organisations in Britain. It sets out to identify, record and analyse the nature and extent of employee relations in micro‐businesses. The preliminary results that emerged from the study illustrate that owner/managers of micro‐businesses tend to exhibit highly personalised and mostly informal management styles. Employee relations strategies in this type of firm appear to follow similar patterns and can be as diverse as the characteristics, personalities and preferences of the owner/managers themselves.

Journal

Employee Relations: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1999

Keywords: Employee relations; Individual behaviour; Interpersonal communications; Management styles; Small‐ to medium‐sized enterprises; United Kingdom

References

  • Worker involvement and social relations in the small firm
    Stanworth, J; Curran, J.
  • Size of workplace and attitudes to industrial relations
    Stanworth, J.; Curran, J

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