Do not say a word! Conceptualizing employee silence in a long-term crisis context
Prouska, R and Psychogios, AG (2016). Do not say a word! Conceptualizing employee silence in a long-term crisis context. International Journal of Human Resource Management.
|Authors||Prouska, R and Psychogios, AG|
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Although research has emphasized the organizational and individual factors that influence employee voice and silence at work, it is less known how employee voice/silence is affected by the economic context, particularly when this context is one of intensive and long-term economic crisis in a country with weak institutional bases. In this study, we explore how employee silence is formulated in long-term turbulent economic environments and in more vulnerable organizational settings like those of small enterprises. The study draws on qualitative data gathered from 63 interviews with employees in a total of 48 small enterprises in Greece in two periods of time (2009 and 2015). This study suggests a new type of employee silence, social empathy silence, and offers a conceptual framework for understanding the development of silence over time in particular contexts of long-term turbulence and crisis.
|Journal||International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/09585192.2016.1212913|
|30 Jul 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||16 Dec 2016|
|Accepted||28 Jun 2016|
|Accepted author manuscript|
CC BY 4.0
|Page range||1 - 30|
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