Title

Pitching Employee Suggestions and Ideas: Managerial Voice Propagation Up the Hierarchy

Status

Faculty

School

School of Economics and Business Administration

Department

Organizations and Responsible Business

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2015

Publication Title

Journal of Business and Policy Research

Description/Abstract

Do middle managers propagate novel employee communication up the hierarchy? This paper investigates characteristics of the employee, employee input and the work environment that can facilitate or impede managerial propagation of employees’ improvement-oriented voice up the hierarchy. In particular, this study examines the effects of novelty and feasibility of employee improvement-oriented voice, credibility of speaker and time pressure on the likelihood that managers will propagate suggestions and ideas to upper management. Results from a field study with a sample of working middle managers suggest that novelty of voice, speaker credibility and time pressure can affect managerial voice propagation up the hierarchy. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Keywords

Managerial voice propagation, employee voice, time pressure and novelty of improvement-oriented voice

Volume

10

Issue

2

First Page

79

Last Page

98

Peer Reviewed

1

Scholarly

yes

DOI

10.21102/jbpr.2015.12.102.05

Disciplines

Business | Economics

Original Citation

Lam, N. (2015). Pitching employee suggestions and ideas: Managerial voice propogation up the hierarchy. Journal of Business and Policy Research. V.10 no.2 79-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.21102/jbpr.2015.12.102.05

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