The Influence of Stock Market Listing on Human Resource Management: Evidence for France and Britain

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Neil Conway

University of London - Birkbeck College

Simon Deakin

University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research (CBR); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Suzanne J. Konzelmann

University of London - Birkbeck College - Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Management and Organizational Psychology; University of Cambridge - Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Héloïse Petit

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Antoine Reberioux

Université Paris VII Denis Diderot; University Antilles Guyane - Faculty of Law and Economics

Frank Wilkinson

University of London - Birkbeck College

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Abstract

We use data from the Relations Professionnelles et Négociations d'Entreprise survey of 2004 and the Workplace Employment Relations Survey of 2004 to analyse how far approaches to human resource management differ according to whether an establishment is part of a company with a stock exchange listing. In both countries we find that listing is positively associated with teamworking and performance-related pay, while in France, but not in Britain, it is also linked to worker autonomy and training. Our findings are inconsistent with the claim that shareholder pressure operates as a constraint on the adoption of high-performance workplace practices. The pattern is similar in the two countries, but with a slightly stronger tendency for listing to be associated with high-performance workplace practices in France.

Suggested Citation

Conway, Neil and Deakin, Simon F. and Konzelmann, Suzanne J. and Petit, Héloïse and Reberioux, Antoine and Wilkinson, Frank, The Influence of Stock Market Listing on Human Resource Management: Evidence for France and Britain. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 46, Issue 4, pp. 631-673, December 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1295631 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2008.00698.x

Neil Conway (Contact Author)

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Simon F. Deakin

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Suzanne J. Konzelmann

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University of Cambridge - Faculty of Social and Political Sciences ( email )

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Héloïse Petit

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Antoine Reberioux

Université Paris VII Denis Diderot

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University Antilles Guyane - Faculty of Law and Economics ( email )

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Frank Wilkinson

University of London - Birkbeck College ( email )

Department of Management
London WC1E 7HX
United Kingdom

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