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Leaders’ accounts on employee voice in the Indian context: an exploratory study


Subhakaran, SE and Dyaram, L and Dayaram, K and Ayentimi, DT and Khan, N, Leaders' accounts on employee voice in the Indian context: an exploratory study, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 58 pp. 485-503. ISSN 1038-4111 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2019 Australian HR Institute

DOI: doi:10.1111/1744-7941.12254


This paper highlights the nature of individualistic employee voice in the context of contemporary Indian organisations. As the demand for knowledge workers increase, more organisations are finding that employee voice is critical for developing business intelligence. Yet, organisations often find their employees mostly silent despite the potential of knowledge sharing. Considering the benefits and the implicit costs associated with employee voice, the paper draws on senior executives’ accounts of employee voice that represent varied industry sectors and uses qualitative content analysis. The findings indicate broad themes around the nature, content, boundaries, avenues, and targets of voice along with its underlying mechanisms. The paper extends management perspectives on employee voice behaviour and contributes towards understanding the intricacies of individual dynamics and human experience in voice scholarship. The study has implications for Indian indigenous voice research and practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:employee voice, Indian context, leader perspectives, workforce diversity
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Ayentimi, DT (Dr Desmond Ayentimi)
ID Code:140302
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2020-08-06
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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