Is it Good to Talk? Information Disclosure and Organizational Performance in the UK

29 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2005

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Riccardo Peccei

University of London, King's College London, Department of Management

Helen Bewley

Policy Studies Institute (PSI)

Howard Gospel

King's College London - The Management Centre

Paul Willman

University of Oxford - Said Business School; University of Oxford - Said Business School

Abstract

The disclosure of information by management to employees varies significantly between workplaces. The effects of this variance on organizational performance are analysed using WERS98 data. The results show that the impact of information disclosure on organizational performance is more complex than is often assumed in the literature. Overall, there is a significant impact, both direct and indirect, and this varies depending on the level of employee organizational commitment, the type of information disclosed and the performance outcome involved. On the whole, the positive effects are less in union settings and in situations where unions are strong.

Suggested Citation

Peccei, Riccardo and Bewley, Helen and Gospel, Howard and Willman, Paul, Is it Good to Talk? Information Disclosure and Organizational Performance in the UK. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=688636

Riccardo Peccei (Contact Author)

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Helen Bewley

Policy Studies Institute (PSI) ( email )

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Howard Gospel

King's College London - The Management Centre ( email )

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Paul Willman

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

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University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

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