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Exploring the role of employer forums - the case of Business in the Community Wales

Bowkett, Cassandra, Hauptmeier, Marco ORCID: and Heery, Edmund James ORCID: 2017. Exploring the role of employer forums - the case of Business in the Community Wales. Employee Relations 39 (7) , pp. 986-1000. 10.1108/ER-11-2016-0229

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Collective employer representation in the United Kingdom has changed in fundamental ways in recent decades. Collective bargaining has declined and instead, we have seen the emergence of a significant new form of collective organization, the employer forum, which promotes good corporate behaviour and typically focuses on issues of equality and diversity, social policy and community engagement. This paper examines this new form of collective action through a case study on Business in the Community Wales. It also compares this employer forum with traditional employers’ associations in order to establish what is significant and distinctive about employer forums.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Additional Information: PDF uploaded in accordance with publisher's policies at (accessed 3/11/17).
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0142-5455
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 April 2017
Date of Acceptance: 27 April 2017
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 14:47

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