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The future of research in employee engagement

Research output: Working paper

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherInstitute for Employment Studies / Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Published1 May 2014

Bibliographical note

Published in: Robinson, D. and Gifford, J. (eds) (2014) The future of engagement: thought piece collection, Institute for Employment Studies, pp. 79-87. Engage for Success Thought Leadership Paper No 2014-01 - part of the Engage for Success Peer-Reviewed Thought Leadership Series.

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In this thought piece, Katie explores the differences in the way that academics and practitioners conceptualise and approach engagement textendash differences that do not seem to be lessening over time. She poses seven key areas that are ripe for future engagement research, starting with the fundamental question, 'what is engagement?'. Employee engagement is a fascinating area for both quantitative and qualitative research, and it will be interesting to see if there will be greater convergence between academics and practitioners in the future.

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