The Influence of Employee Involvement Program Membership During Downsizing: Attitudes Toward the Employer and the Union

Journal of Management, 21: 879-890, 1995

13 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2014

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Christopher Martin

Louisiana State University, Shreveport

Charles Parsons

Georgia Institute of Technology; Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business

Nathan Bennett

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area; J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Date Written: 1995

Abstract

This study investigates the influence of employee involvement (El) program membership on attitudes towards an organization, its management, and the union during organizational downsizing. Respondents were 147 union members who had been notified of their discharge from a large manufacturer. El membership had significant effects on worker commitment to the organization, attitudes towards management, perceived fairness and attributions of blame, but not on attitudes toward the union. However, El members did place somewhat greater blame for the layoff on the union.

Suggested Citation

Martin, Christopher and Parsons, Charles and Bennett, Nathan, The Influence of Employee Involvement Program Membership During Downsizing: Attitudes Toward the Employer and the Union (1995). Journal of Management, 21: 879-890, 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2399963 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2399963

Christopher Martin

Louisiana State University, Shreveport ( email )

Shreveport, LA
United States

Charles Parsons

Georgia Institute of Technology ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business ( email )

800 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States

Nathan Bennett (Contact Author)

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area ( email )

800 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States

J. Mack Robinson College of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 4050
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
United States

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