‘Too Scared to Go Sick': Reformulating the Research Agenda on Sickness Absence

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Phil Taylor

University of Stirling - Department of Management and Organization

Ian Cunningham

University of Strathclyde - Department of Human Resource Management

Kirsty Newsome

University of Strathclyde - Department of Human Resource Management

Dora Scholarios

University of Strathclyde in Glasgow

Abstract

This article argues that our understanding of absence and absenteeism, deriving from seminal studies in the sociology of work and employment, has been overtaken by hugely significant developments in political economy, regulation and employment relations. A new research agenda that addresses the changed organisational politics of absence management and the consequences for employees is urgently required.

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Phil and Cunningham, Ian and Newsome, Kirsty and Scholarios, Dora, ‘Too Scared to Go Sick': Reformulating the Research Agenda on Sickness Absence. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 41, Issue 4, pp. 270-288, July 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1643478 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2010.00569.x

Phil Taylor (Contact Author)

University of Stirling - Department of Management and Organization ( email )

Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA
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Ian Cunningham

University of Strathclyde - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

Glasgow G1 1XU
United Kingdom

Kirsty Newsome

University of Strathclyde - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

Glasgow G1 1XU
United Kingdom

Dora Scholarios

University of Strathclyde in Glasgow ( email )

16 Richmond Street
Glasgow 1XQ, Scotland G1 1XQ
United Kingdom

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