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Exploring performance management in four UK trade unions (2016)
Journal Article
Thursfield, D., & Grayley, K. (2016). Exploring performance management in four UK trade unions. Employee relations, 38(5), 789-804. https://doi.org/10.1108/er-08-2015-0167

Purpose This article explores performance management in four UK trade unions. Specifically, the extent to which managers in the four unions accept or dismiss the unitarist, disciplinary and performative values that arguably characterise performance m... Read More

Culture, Wasta and perceptions of performance appraisal in Saudi Arabia (2016)
Journal Article
Al Harbi, S., Thursfield, D., & Bright, D. (2017). Culture, Wasta and perceptions of performance appraisal in Saudi Arabia. The international journal of human resource management, 28(19), 2792-2810. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1138987

This article explores the relationship between Arabic culture and employees’ perceptions of performance appraisal in a Saudi Arabian company named SACO. Using an interpretive and qualitative methodological framework, the article suggests that Western... Read More

Resistance to teamworking in a UK research and development laboratory (2015)
Journal Article
Thursfield, D. (2015). Resistance to teamworking in a UK research and development laboratory. Work, employment & society : a journal of the British Sociological Association, 29(6), 989-1006. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017014559967

This article presents an ethnographic exploration of resistance to teamworking in a UK research and development laboratory named RDL. It focuses on the nature of autonomy and responsibility and the implications for resistance. It finds that resistanc... Read More