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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Too scared to go sick? The management and the manifestations of workplace attendance in the food retail sector (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Hadjisolomou, Anastasios
Contact Email: ah85@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 3-Oct-2016
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Hadjisolomou A Too scared to go sick? The management and the manifestations of workplace attendance in the food retail sector (Forthcoming/Available Online), Industrial Relations Journal.
Abstract: This article is a response to Tayloret al’s (2010) call for further research regarding workplace attendance. It examines the new politics of absence management in the UK and Cyprus in food retail sector, identifying a dual approach in managing attendance across the two countries. The first approach suggested the penalization of absence, whilst the second focused on the prevention of absence through accommodation. The article argues that ‘coercion’ is not the sole vehicle to tackle high absence in food retailing rather it suggests the development of other practices to enhance cooperation to regular attendance. The research identifies significant differences regarding the formality of these processes between the two countries, and suggests the generation of a particular attendance culture within the organisations, one that is not merely a culture of fear, as Taylor et al (2010) suggest, but rather a culture that includes accommodation and cooperation.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/24338
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12148
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hadjisolomou, A. (2016) Too scared to go sick? The management and the manifestations of workplace attendance in the food retail sector. Forthcoming in Industrial Relations Journal, doi:10.1111/irj.12148, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/irj.12148/full This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Affiliation: Management Work and Organisation

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