A1 Journal article (refereed)
High-involvement management practices and the productivity of firms : Detecting industry heterogeneity (2022)

Peutere, L., Saloniemi, A., Böckerman, P., Aho, S., Nätti, J., & Nummi, T. (2022). High-involvement management practices and the productivity of firms : Detecting industry heterogeneity. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 43(2), 853-876. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831x20961155

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Peutere, Laura; Saloniemi, Antti; Böckerman, Petri; Aho, Simo; Nätti, Jouko; Nummi, Tapio

Journal or series: Economic and Industrial Democracy

ISSN: 0143-831X

eISSN: 1461-7099

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 15/10/2020

Volume: 43

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 853-876

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831x20961155

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72233


The aim of this article is to clarify the links between high-involvement management (HIM) practices, productivity and branches of industry. The data combine a representative survey (N = 787) of private-sector firms in Finland and register-based firm-level data on sales per employee in the year following the survey. The authors analysed the data using mixture regression and identified two clusters in the association between HIM and productivity. In one cluster, high-involvement management and productivity were positively associated, while in the other cluster, the association was negative. The association between the intensity of HIM utilisation and productivity is not always additive; the benefits of HIM were most prominent in industries where HIM was most seldom utilised. This paradox was most notable in the service sector.

Keywords: employees; social inclusion; productivity; effectiveness; leadership (activity)

Free keywords: employee participation; high-involvement management; mixture regression; performance; productivity

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1

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