Employee participation in UK Sharesave schemes: a firm-level analysis

Jackson, Christopher Paul and Morgan, G. (2011) Employee participation in UK Sharesave schemes: a firm-level analysis. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22 (8). pp. 1788-1802. ISSN 0958-5192

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2011.565668

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Abstract

Employee records and interviews are used to ascertain the reasons why employees do and do not participate in Sharesave schemes in three companies in the UK retail sector. A model is used to compare the reasons for participation and non-participation given in the literature to the findings of this research. This paper's interpretivist approach brings out the direct views of employees placing equal emphasis on non-participants' views as well as those of participants. The benefits of such schemes claimed by Government and employers are not found to influence participation. Employees saw such schemes as a simple way to save. Non-participation was predominantly due to the employee not expecting to remain with the company.

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Research Areas:Business School > Business & Management
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