Scratching the Shiny Surfacer of New Workplaces: A Note on Methodology
Townsend, Keith J. (2007) Scratching the Shiny Surfacer of New Workplaces: A Note on Methodology. Employment Relations Record, 7(1), pp. 11-24.
When organisations invest in new plants there is commonly a commitment to managerially constructed workplace cultures. This makes the investigating of employee resistance in new worksites more complicated. This article explores the processes of an ethnographic research project that aimed to uncover employee resistance in a greenfield worksite. Performing ethnography allowed the researcher to ‘scratch below’ the shiny surface of the new workplace to uncover interesting patterns of resistance and cooperation in this workplace.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.|
|Keywords:||Employee Resistance, Ethnographic Research, Workplaces|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Industrial Relations (150306)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Pacific Employment Relations Assocaition|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2011 23:35|
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