Tuesday, October 18, 2011

[IWS] Dublin Foundation: MANAGEMENT PRACTICES & SUSTAINABLE ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE: an analysis of the European Company Survey 2009 [17 October 2011]

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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)



Management practices and sustainable organisational performance: an analysis of the European Company Survey 2009 [17 October 2011]




[full-text, 88 pages]


Executive Summary





Author:            Cox, Annette; Higgins, Tom; Speckesser, Stefan

Summary:        There is consistent evidence across all the results that use of High Performance Work Practices (HPWPs) are associated with improved performance outcomes for both employees and the workplace. This report is based on secondary data analysis of Eurofound's recent European Company Survey (ECS) 2009. It explores the links between a broad range of workplace practices and sustainable organisational performance, building on the survey report. An executive summary is available.



Executive summary

1 – Background to study and methodological approach

2 – Literature review and development of the analytic framework

3 – Findings from analysis

4 – Conclusions and recommendations


Appendix A: Technical methodology description

Appendix B: Workplace practices and employee complaints

Appendix C: Survey recommendations


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