Trust, employer exposure and the employment relation

Nichols, T., Danford, A. and Tasirna, A. (2009) Trust, employer exposure and the employment relation. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 30 (2). pp. 241-265. ISSN 0143-831X Available from:

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Managers often believe that the better employees know them, the more they will trust them. Yet although specialist literatures exist on labour turnover and tenure (whether job tenure has declined for example) there is no sustained investigation into the wider sociological question: what is the relation between length of service and employee trust? This article seeks to provide the first such examination of this, utilizing the Workplace Employment Relations Survey, a unique British dataset that permits controls to be made for a considerable number of industry, workplace and individual characteristics. The results do not fit the conventional wisdom.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:employee; trust; workplace; employment
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management
ID Code:84
Deposited By: Professor A. Danford
Deposited On:05 May 2009 08:43
Last Modified:11 Feb 2016 07:09

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