Employee voice in Jordan: Challenges and opportunities

Melhem, Muntaser J and Darwish, Tamer K ORCID: 0000-0003-1815-9338 (2023) Employee voice in Jordan: Challenges and opportunities. In: Employee Voice in the Global South. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 127-158. ISBN 9783031311260

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Research on employee voice has not paid proper attention to the impact of the national context. Voice forms, methods, and mechanisms are originated in the West and assumed to have a universal operationalisation. In this chapter, we address the need for voice researchers to more carefully consider the role of national contexts, due to their potential impact on employee voice and its forms and mechanisms. We look at the case of the country of Jordan and the wider Middle Eastern region in general. We reflect on country-specific factors that could shape the (dis)engagement of voice in Jordan and the region in general. Moreover, we inductively explore challenges that employees in Jordan face throughout their attempts to express their voice upwards within their institutions. From our literature review and compact findings, we develop future research directions for further context-based voice research in the region.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Tamer Darwish
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2023 12:33
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2023 16:02
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/12827

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