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Empowerment in Organizations

ISSN: 0968-4891
Currently published as: Participation and Empowerment: An International Journal

Online from: 1993

Subject Area: Organization Studies

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A review of the literature on employee empowerment

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Title:A review of the literature on employee empowerment
Author(s):Linda Honold, (President of Empowerment Systems and is based at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Citation:Linda Honold, (1997) "A review of the literature on employee empowerment", Empowerment in Organizations, Vol. 5 Iss: 4, pp.202 - 212
Keywords:Employees, Empowerment, Leadership
Article type:Literature review
DOI:10.1108/14634449710195471 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:“Employee empowerment” as a term is frequently used in management circles. In practice, however, it is a daunting effort to find an exact definition of it. There are hundreds of articles on the topic. Some attempt their own definition; others expect that the reader already knows what the concept means. What is employee empowerment? What are its roots? What do the various theoretical voices have to say about the concept? An exploration of these questions is the content of this article.

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